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Why I like my job

The travel, the flexibility and the people! I get to go somewhere new every month. I make friends with people and often keep in touch with hotel staff and respondents. I create my own work environment and am able to visit friends and family while on assignment.

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Biggest challenge

Remembering what time zone I am in!

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What my work week is like

My work week fluctuates significantly, depending on the assignment, the weather, the time of year, and so forth. Typically, I begin by visiting each area I am assigned at least once. I usually break up my day and work different times of the day.  If an area is quiet and no one is home, I will visit another area or take a break and come back in the evening when people will be home.

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Key to success

Persistence, Resourcefulness, Patience, Tolerance, and Competence. Get an interview anywhere, anytime whenever the respondent is willing. Remember you are the face of the company.

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Favorite part of my day

When I receive teary-eyed hugs goodbye from respondents who say they will miss seeing me in the neighborhood. I have a lot of new pen pals because of this job!

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What I like about the company

We are one big family. There is always someone to call to celebrate a phenomenal day of interviewing or for support on the days that do not go so well.

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Advice for someone thinking about a career in field interviewing

Expect to work hard but don’t forget to enjoy yourself along the way. Look forward to a unique working environment that allows you to determine your own schedule, see a variety of places, and interact with people on a daily basis. Never underestimate the value of communication.

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Background/Experience

I have a B.S. in Interpersonal and Public Communications.  I had three years of experience as a clinical marketing liaison in the healthcare industry prior to becoming a Field Interviewer.  I also have my own business as a fitness trainer and nutritionist.