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Review of Career Blazers

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590 5th Avenue
New York, NY

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Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage Typical of agency?

Tests given:
Word Processing tests, grammar and spelling, typing.

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Started working: 1992
Stopped working: still working

Types of Jobs: Various Admin. Assistant jobs for Conde Nast, Administrative Assistant, Secretarial.

Was this typical? Yes. I've certainly had moments in the past when I wished I had never told them I could type, as I've had quite a few jobs that are typing pool types, 8 hours of non-stop typing. My background is much more that of Assistant and so I tend to get really bored and frustrated by that sort of work, however I don't complain, as they always keep me working.

Clients: Seagrams, CondeNast, The New York Times, Banks, Madison Square Garden etc.

Benefits: None that I am aware of (a major drawback)

Salary: $14-$16

Over the past 7 years or so, I've worked for tons of different agencies in several countries (I am an artist) and I find Career Blazers to be quite professional. They don't have a high turnover of staff, so I've been dealing with the same people on and off since 1992, and they are generally very pleasant, if rather manic. I've had several assignments that I've disliked alot, (I don't think I am particularly hard to please, being somewhat of a wage-whore) and they have always taken me off them and found me something better. They are always cheerful, and have given me two payraises. I like all the people I deal with there.




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