WHY A SALES REPRESENTATIVE JOB IS ON HIGH DEMAND IN NIGERIA
A sales representative is one who represents the company by negotiating on behalf of the company. He helps in promoting and selling the company’s goods and services to businesses, organizations, government agencies, etc. A sales representative is very critical to an organization as he promotes and markets the products for them. He is the intermediary between the manufacturer or wholesaler and the final consumer.
For an organization to sell its products or render its services, the buyer needs to be convinced of the authenticity or reliability of that product. Hence the need to hire a sales representative to bridge the gap between the organization and the buyer.
Here are some of the reasons a sales representative is highly sought for in Nigeria:
After writing an examination, we often wait in ease or tension for the results to be released. We all want to know how we fared in the exam. Getting a feedback from consumers helps the company know how it is faring and helps increase its performance.
To Develop Relationships:
A relationship is a key aspect of selling a product. You can’t sell a product to someone you have no relationship with. Sales representatives make contacts with the consumers of the company’s product to sell a product to them.
A negative feedback gotten from the consumers of the company’s product could help them correct their mistakes. This will invariably improve the company’s products and services. This is very important to an organization because, the more improved your products are, the more sales you are likely to make.
A sales representative’s importance cannot be over emphasized as they help in generating feedback for improvements on the company’s product. They work with customers to find out what they want, create solutions and make sure the process is smooth.
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Customer Service Representative
Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC)
19 September 2017
Responsible for receiving emails, walk-in complaints from various sources such as consumers, the CEO- IE, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), NERC, Independence Corrupt Practices (ICPC), IKEJA forum of NERC, Employee etc.
- Respond to billing inquiries and handle customers’ high bill complaints.
- Obtain client information by email, letters, interviewing clients and verifying information.
- Provide information about company programs, products, and services.
- Report electric emergencies and outages.
- Provide data to customers requesting new services and/or construction and channel to the appropriate office.
- Seek resolution of customer complaints.
- Respond to utility commission and agency inquiries.
- Updating customers’ account.
- To take telephone calls on behalf of IE in order to fulfill customer requirements.
- To know the most up to date information on all product and services of IE and be able to help customers in a quick and friendly fashion.
- Maintains communication equipment by reporting problems.
- Maintains and improves quality results by adhering to standards and guidelines; recommending improved procedures.
- Comply with Quality Management System / Operational Health & System requirements including objectives and applicable regulations relating to assigned jobs
- Assist in carrying out any other duties as requested by Unit Head and Head of Department
- This role requires a first degree or its equivalent diploma qualification
- Requires at least 3 years relevant work experience with advanced/ extensive knowledge and mastery of relevant theories, principles and complex techniques gained through broad experience or special development
- Knowledge of the complaint resolution process.
- Knowledge of the business
- Good customer service management
- Good Analytical skills.
- Commitment to Task
- Ability to work under pressure and multi task effectively.
- Good Verbal communication & interpersonal Skills.
- Attention to Detail.
- Problem Sensitivity
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WHY DIDN’T I GET THE JOB?
If you didn’t get a job you applied for or even interviewed for, it doesn’t mean you did a bad job at the interview. It doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you. It doesn’t mean you never get anything right. It doesn’t even mean that someone else was better-suited to the job than you were.
You may have been extra prepared for the interview hoping you’d get the job. But in the end, you get a reply saying, “you did great, but we want something different”.
Frustrating isn’t it? Here are some of the reasons you didn’t make it past the interview stage. This could help you become better and careful in your next job pursuit.
The first thing your interviewer notices when you walk in for the interview is your dressing. If you’re improperly dressed, even after being interviewed, you are unlikely to get the job.
Manner Of Approach:
That the security at the gate or the receptionist isn’t a match to you shouldn’t make you disrespect him. Being polite to everyone not minding their position is a key to getting past the interview stage.
They didn’t like you:
You probably didn’t get that job not because you didn’t do well, but because the interviewer didn’t like you. Being in a place you aren’t liked isn’t a good thing for you, you’d definitely get somewhere else that you’d be cherished.
Looking good for an interview is good, but going the extra mile and looking like a model could cost you the job. This is because the interviewers may feel you could be a source of distraction to other employees in the office.
Knowing too much:
Yes, an employer wants to hire someone who is good at what he does, but they also get scared when they feel you are too good. They may feel you will outsmart them eventually if you get hired.
Not getting a job you applied for, despite adequate preparations could be quite disheartening. But you must understand that not every job or organization deserves you. Work on yourself, become better and try somewhere else.
Business Development/Planning Executive
Lagos; Town: Yaba-Apapa
26 September 2017
₦800,000 – ₦1,200,000 Per Annum
About the company
Logigrains is a leading rail freight logistics company. We mainly specialize in the haulage of bulk freight and container traffic for industrial consumers operating within the shores of Nigeria.
The Business Development Executives will be saddled with the responsibility of driving the commercialization plan for assigned targeted focus for the following group of freight:
2. Bulk Freight
3. Agro-Allied (Small/Medium Scale)
- Develop and drive the existing commercialization/sales plan
- Draft plans that will deliver on financial parameters for new businesses in line with strategic business direction.
- Identify opportunities for growth and engage directly with clients to increase volume hauled.
- Provide support and work in hand with the logistics planning team to ensure haulage allocations are optimised monthly.
- Preferably experienced with 3-5 years’ experience in business planning/marketing or new sales (preferably in logistics). However, we’ll consider bright young graduates who are creative, intelligent, can make things happen and eager to learn and grow with a dynamic firm.
- Ability to multi task, work with achievable deadlines and support different teams when needed the most.
MIN REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
- Business Management
- Business Operations
- Logistics Management
- Business Administration
Creative, Transparency and Honesty, Entrepreneurial Thinking, Sales and Marketing Skills, sales strategy, Management skills.
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Surviving An Interview Loss
If you’ve ever lost a job at the interview stage, you will admit that it is just as synonymous to experiencing a relationship heartbreak. You must have prepared really hard for the interview, read over night, researched about the company, studied interview questions, etc. Expecting to move on, you are told you didn’t make it to the next stage. Devastating as it is, waking up to the reality and moving on will definitely make you heal faster.
Here are a few tips on how to survive an interview loss:
Accept the loss:
accepting that you lost the interview is the first step to getting healed of an interview ‘heartbreak”. The earlier you accept and decide to move on, the better your chances of getting healed.
Take it as an experience:
Nothing we pass through in life is by accident. It happened for a reason, probably to prepare you for a greater function.
Learn the lesson:
find out what made you lose that job. It could be your over-assertiveness, fearfulness, shyness or even your stubbornness. Find out, and make plans to change and do it right next time.
Don’t give up:
that you lost a job at the interview stage is not enough reason to give up trying. Remember, quitters never win. So if you’re willing to get that dream job of yours, don’t give up yet.
it is always wise to try again after a failed job interview. Apply at other openings and keep attending the interviews.
until you achieve your aim of getting that job, you must keep trying. Even if you fail again, keep trying and in no time, your desired job will be yours.
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