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    Apparently I have to interview someone for my 9th grade business class who works in a career that I would like to be in. I thought it would be much easier to just ask you guys the questions. You can post your answers here, or just e-mail me the answers at zach@zholman.com. These questions are for people who work for web design companies, does freelance work, etc. Thanks in advance!

    Zach Holman
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    Skills/Training needed for job:
    Skills/Training recommended for job:
    Do you have benifits?
    When are you paid (weekly, monthly, etc.)?
    How are you paid? (hour, job, etc.)
    How much vacation?
    Type of degree needed (if any)
    Is there any travel involved?
    Do you have flexible hours?
    Do you get any sebaticles?
    How do you advance in your job?
    Do you enjoy your job?

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    Thanks once more for saving my grade in business!

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    I am just a student, but I'll post my part-time job as a network admin:


    Skills/Training needed for job:
    Lots of experience...mostly trying new things and not being afraid of messing up the network

    Skills/Training recommended for job:
    Its good to get MCSE certified, you'd earn a lot more. Taking Networking courses in college also help.

    Do you have benifits?
    Depends from place to place

    When are you paid (weekly, monthly, etc.)?
    Most network admins usually get upwards of $60,000 a year doing what they love. Depends on the size and complexityof the network, of course.

    I am just a student that manages the network (works on it for a couple hours a day...so I don't get paid much myself.

    How are you paid? (hour, job, etc.)
    By hour usually.

    How much vacation?
    I don't think server admins get much vacation time...if the server goes down the company is in big trouble. Still, playing around in a server room all day is as good as vacation

    Type of degree needed (if any):
    I am not sure, but getting MCSE certified really helps.

    Is there any travel involved?
    Nope...get to sit in front of computers all day.

    Do you have flexible hours?
    As long as the server is running fine, your hours are up to yourself.

    Do you get any sebaticles?
    I don't know...what is a sebaticle?

    How do you advance in your job?
    You can't really advance unless the network grows or you switch companies.

    Do you enjoy your job?
    Yup

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    I just recently acquired a position as a web designer for my university, so I might be qualified enough to answer your questions Here goes!

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    Skills/Training needed for job:

    At least 3 years in some part of web development/publishing. Good office skills, 60 wpm typing speed, good cooperation and task management skills, immense creativity, good skill with graphics programs and html editors, teamwork and copy writing skills.

    Skills/Training recommended for job:

    Good knowledge of several web designing programs, fast typing speed, good teamwork and group management skills, be able to generate a lot of ideas and suggestions quickly, good grammar and writing skills, artistic skills are highly valued.

    Do you have benifits?

    I get to work and enroll in classes at the same time..I dont know if you'd consider that a benefit or not

    When are you paid (weekly, monthly, etc.)?

    Every two weeks.

    How are you paid? (hour, job, etc.)

    It depends on the project and amount of work involved. Large projects requiring a lot of work are often paid per hour. Smaller sites are done per project.

    How much vacation?

    A day and a half per month. You can choose to save up your vacation days and use them all at once, or you can take a day here, a day there. However you choose and just about whenever you like.

    Type of degree needed (if any)

    The degree I'm working toward (Spanish and Modern Foreign Languages) is completely different from web development work! I would say a computer science degree would be best, though.

    Is there any travel involved?

    No, just computer work.

    Do you have flexible hours?

    Yes. My work at the university depends on the amount of classes I'm taking and when they are.

    Do you get any sebaticles?

    Not sure what that is.

    How do you advance in your job?

    It depends on your experience and how well you handle people and projects.

    Do you enjoy your job?

    Absolutely!!

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    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, feel free to email me.

    Sparkie

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    Thanks for taking the time to post. Incidently, I'm writing my paper right now, so if there's anyone else who would like to answer the questions, go ahead.

    If it's past Sunday, September 24, I don't really care anymore, because that's when my paper's due . (Although you COULD post if you have some strong attraction to the sitepoint boards and want to fully complete a topic and... wait. That's all of you. Whoops.)

    -Zach Holman

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    Sebaticle - actually spelt Sabbatical. Leave granted for alternative work or study. For example, you work primarily as a web designer but the powers that be decide that networking skills would be an advantage. You may get a 6 month sabbatical working with the network guys (perhaps while one of them fills in your job, although not necessarily).

    Can't really help too much with the rest, but - a degree is ALWAYS useful. Almost all people I know working in IT do not possess one, having been lured by quick cash. The few I know that have one can command much higher saleries instantly and because of their graduate status are also more likely to get unrelated jobs should an IT opportunity not arise.

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