Good with people? Then a job in the Customer Service industry might be just right for you. We reckon employment in this industry will continue to increase as consumers continue to demand products and services that require customer support. The role of a customer service representative is to interact with customers on behalf of an organisation. Customer services jobs can be found in all sectors from government to education, from healthcare to IT. Moreover, employment of customer service representatives is expected to grow. Estimates for this area of work expect employment to increase by as much 15 percent from 2010 to 2020.
Customer contact centers are now popular for banks, online stores, or other businesses that have any form of interaction with customers. It is a career, which can offer flexible, part-time and shift options.
Customer Service jobs suit people who are confident and enjoy building relationships with people. In short, it is a job for a people-person. As such, you readily understand that it is important to listen and understand the customer's needs and where possible, you respond appropriately. It is to your advantage if you are quick thinking as customers can be challenging. You must be customer-oriented, so you must be polite and engaged at all times. You must be ready to receive training and mentorship in maintaining and improving your response to the consumer, client of customer.