(Female, Age 23) from New Berlin, NY
This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Female aged 23 who works as a Supervisor in New Berlin, NY. We have removed all names and personal information in order to protect privacy. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete one of our job profile surveys so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.
At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||New Berlin, NY|
|Years Experience||4 years|
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|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Fabric and Crafts store. Under 75 employees. Well known and very profitable.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Supervisor. Set sales and help guests. Stock when weekly truck comes. Set plannos (new stock) when needed.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
3 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, insurance through work.
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 very much so. I like the people I work with, but I do not always enjoy serving customers.
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.
I work in a store. The store is quite big so recovery can be a lot of work, but other than that I like working where I do.
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: 8
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||From 7-9 am I am setting our bi-weekly sale. This consists of taking down all old signs and putting up new ones. I have to check each section to make sure signs go up in the correct areas and that I am not miss-signing an area.|
|8am to 9am||Again, from 7-9 am I am setting our bi-weekly sale. This consists of taking down all old signs and putting up new ones. I have to check each section to make sure signs go up in the correct areas and that I am not miss-signing an area.|
|9am to 10am||I take a short break before we open the store. I do a quick walk through to make sure the store is clean and shopable.|
|10am to 11am||Business is usually slow in the morning so I usually stock or do various tasks that need to be done for the week. This includes moving stock or price changes (up, down or clearance).|
|11am to 12pm||Again, business is usually slow in the morning so I usually stock or do various tasks that need to be done for the week. This includes moving stock or price changes (up, down or clearance). Business starts to pick up around noon.|
|12pm to 1pm||At this point I take a lunch break and when I come back I usually help guests with anything they need, from answering questions to ringing them up. Business is usually busy by this time of day so there is lots to do.|
|1pm to 2pm|
|2pm to 3pm|
|3pm to 4pm|
|4pm to 5pm|
|5pm to 6pm|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes I did. Just one interview with a background check done over the phone and I was hired.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Did I like crafts, was I knowledgeable in the field.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
They did not really train me. I watched a couple videos and learned from other coworkers.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
No except for basic computer usage training.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
No, my education had no effect on the job.
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?
Apply for the job. They would need experience in the craft/fabric area to get a supervisor job and it would be a plus to be knowledgeable in the area to get an associate job.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
You would need to be a people person, since it is retail and you would definitely need need to know a little about crafts/fabric.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
no it is pretty basic
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
relax and be helpful to guests.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No, it is just a stepping stone.
What are your current career goals?
I would like to start my own online business. Most of the money I make with this current job I save so that I have start up money to buy inventory.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Assistant||1.5years||6.00/hr||Assistant, filed papers and answered phones. Was part-time|
|Prior Job 2||Associate||6 months||5.25/hr||Took orders, filled stock.|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.2
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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