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ISM- INTERVIEW ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS

Student Name:
Printed Name of Person
Interviewed:
Role of Individual:

Jonathan Wang

Period:

7

Danny Han

Place of Business:

___Mentor _x__Other Professional #1
Kent Wang Warehouse

Business Address:

2007 Oracle Dr. League City, TX, 77573

Phone Number:

832-640-7225

Date of Interview:

4/13/2016

___Other Professional #2

Type of Interview: __x_ In Person ___ Telephone* ___Email*
*Documentation Required (Attach E-mail to Interview Verification Page)

1. For someone working in your field, please describe the fantasies versus realities of the job.
(fantasy vs. reality)
-Work customer service,
Fantasy: Lots of phone communication, People think they are special but they have just another problem
in pool of similar people. People might sound nice over customer service.
Reality: Email based customer service for website, Lots of customer communication, most prewritten
quotes are already sent into place by answers already prewritten down. Most answers are not known at the second
if not sure. Phone communication phone redirection are possible but for Danny it’s all information is figured out
by him. Customer service is actually sometimes frustrating.

2. What is your current educational level? What continuing education and training are required?
(educational level and requirements)
Bachelor’s degree from UT Austin. Required are: no really specific training (mainly entry level job)

3. Please describe the typical day to day activities of someone working in your field.
(day-to-day activities)
Half of day is spent answering customer emails
¼ of day is various warehouse needs/duties
¼ of day also goes to product photography.

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4. How secure are you in your current position? What do you think is the future of your field?
(job security)
Very secure business is growing, no really need to worry about losing his job if company is failing. No
massive change yet.

5. What is a typical (average or lowest to highest) salary of someone working in your field?
(salary)
Average: $35000
Low: $25000
High: $45,000

6. What potential for growth is there in your field?
(growth potential)
More increase as businesses grow they will need customer service. Must need as a business.

***Questions 7-10 will be created by the ISM student.
7. What is the least favorite aspect of your job?
Accounting and tax work. Tax codes are very complicated to work with.
8. What are your future plans within the business?
Short terms plans to stick with the company for a couple of years.
9. What potential growth do you see for this company in 10 years?
Currently: under 10 employees
5 years: maybe 20 employees
Growth factors: more growth in employee numbers, more locations (current 2 small shops & warehouse),
10. What would you believe you would change within the business?

Policy changes for dealing with customer service, requests, order types.

Revised Fall 2013

Interview Summary
What information from this interview will you select for your ½ page typed,
bulleted list of research information—to be used in your presentation?

Revised Fall 2013