Usually we hear from the career job-finder ads about the need for Call Center Representatives (often shortened to the nickname Call Center Rep.) This is a kind of job offered mostly by companies involved in telecommunications; business process outsourcing (which deals with offering services or knowledge for the entire load of or numerous customer demands); banking; and insurance. Government inquiry centers may also rely on Call Center Reps for their activities or programs during major elections, for disaster management, and to help in fund raising for civic welfare activities. Outreach programs by recognized charities and non-government organizations may also use the services of a Call Center Rep team.
Most of the time, jobseekers find the job of a Call Center Rep offered by employers who are engaged with the telecommunications, banking, and BPO industries though.
The working hours of a Call Center Rep usually spans twelve nerve-racking hours (for full time employees.) In some companies, they require eight hours from full-timers, and four to five hours for those working part time. A candidate for this position must be hardworking, persevering, and proficient in dealing with customer inquiries. The prospective Call Center Rep needs to be proficient in communication skills, especially in English, since many clients are from foreign countries where English is one of the major languages spoken, and in proper grammar; have a strong grasp of customer service duties; and have thorough knowledge about the particular product being advertised or the information which should be provided to the customer upon request.
A Call Center Rep assists customers in a variety of ways depending on customer demands. The employee will answer a series of calls; provide solutions to the problem of the caller; and encode much-needed data from the client into a customer data bank (which is necessary to updating the customer later on and to add to the company inventory). The Call Center Rep will also work in processing of inbound calls (usually product orders); telemarketing of products like ATM cards, loan offers, and insurance promos. The windfall from this job is that call center companies with huge profits provide their employees very high pay – those working during the graveyard shift will even get extra hazard pay for their efforts.