Hairstylist's Assistant 

(Female, Age 24) from Jamaica, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Hairstylist's Assistant
Salary $7,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location Jamaica, NY
Years Experience 1 month

Career Ratings

Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)

Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work in a large salon in the city.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
wash hair, sometimes clean up cut hair from floor

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.

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, that is a major part of my job. You have to deal with people in any job. Anyway, I find it fun. I would hate to have a job in which I am stuck in a little office without contact to the human world.

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.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 8
Hours: 5
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 2
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 4

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?
emailed resume

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I went to a traditional interview, met with the hairstylist who I now work for, and the interview lasted for about an hour.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Why do you want to work here? Do you work well with others? Tell me of a time when you had to work in a team.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.

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.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Start at cosmetology school, and work towards getting a licence in the field.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social skills are definately important because it is a job that requires you to be extremely outgoing. Also, a good fashion sense because people often ask for advice on hairstyles, even though you may only be the hairstylist’s assistant.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes, it’s good if you have a background in cosmetology

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be prepared for a demanding boss, but if you are like me and love the salon environment, then go for your dreams and have fun.

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