Receptionist (Female, Age 37) in Columbia, SC
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||1 year|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
i work for a small law firm
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
i answer the phone, type, great clients, run errands
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 weeks vacation , health care
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes i work with clients and attorneys on a daily basis
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
small downtown law office..i like it but i dont like the commute or traffic
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 6
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||getting ready for work|
|8am to 9am||driving to work|
|9am to 10am||arrive at office ..make coffee.. begin to answer written correspondence and emails… answer phone….greet and take take information from clients..offer them a beverage and make them comfortable…|
|10am to 11am||run errands to courthouse or to clients offices|
|11am to 12pm||return to office monitor and return phone calls..take any dictation necessary ..type letters left on dictaphone .. finish up paper work and leave for the day at twelve|
|12pm to 1pm||leave for the day|
|1pm to 2pm||drive home|
|2pm to 3pm||not working|
|3pm to 4pm||not working|
|4pm to 5pm||not working|
|5pm to 6pm||not working|
|6pm to 7pm||not working|
|7pm to 8pm||not working|
|8pm to 9pm||not working|
|9pm to 10pm||not working|
|10pm to 11pm||not working|
|11pm to 12am||not working|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
referral from a friend
What was the application process?
submitted resume and went for interview
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes…the attorney i work for asked me questions about my ablity to perform the job and then asked me if i wanted to accept it
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
i was asked about my computer and typing skills …if i would be able to work the hours needed
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes….its not difficult and i had all the necessary skills
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes….im probably overqualified for this job
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
i didnt have an internship experience
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
check the help wanted ads or ask other receptionists and secretaries to let you know if other law offices have vacancies
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
ability to use the computer and software programs, pleasant personality to work with clients, ability to type
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes… high school but college is preferable
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
to do the best job they can
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
no…im just doing something to work a little bit without a lot of responsiblity
What are your current career goals?
i dont have any specific career goals
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
no thank you
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||receptionist||2 years||20000||worked part time greeting clients, filing , typing|
|Prior Job 2||teacher||5 years||40000||fourth grade teacher|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.5
|3.6||university of sout carolina||education|
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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