by exprosearch Admin February 14, 2017 4 min read
In recruiting, most call centres will run some type of interview process where they’ll ask a bunch of candidates to come along and be examined and be interviewed all at the same time. Sometimes call centres are inclined to recruit groups of agents at a time, as it’s more economical approach to do so.
The role performs are normally primarily based on the type of call that an agent might sometimes get. For sales agents there can even be position performs to check their potential promoting abilities and for service agents some customer support situations which can include an irate customer.
There can even be an interview which is normally a minimal of two people with one asking questions and one writing notes. The questions will ask you to provide examples of conditions that you’ve been in.
Interviews are sometimes nerve wrecking, however if you plan before hand by considering of some answers to the above questions going by your experience in life, not simply work could also be included.
The interviewers are taking notes on how your experience could benefit their company, how knowledgeable you’re of the BPO industry and how you could apply the information and expertise if you were chosen to work for them.
If your answer to ‘How did you deal with an irate customer?’ is to teach the customer a lesson on biegn rude, then it is unlikely that they would want you in a customer service role.
You were able to show confidence with the interviewer in a story telling way how you turned an unhappy customer to a happy one who in return refers other network of friends to increase sales for the company, then this is more likely to be the type of person they would want.
Other suggestions are to think about what the product the organisation may either sell or what industry they work in.
For example if they are in the travel and fashion industry, think about how important it is to be given the right information by the person who sold your policy or read a bit about what is happening in the industry at the moment.
If you can recall previous experiences that you have had and relate these in the interview it all helps, even if you don’t have any experience you can somehow deliver a good story line that is realistic and convince the interviewer.
For example we were renting a car for a holiday in Manila and the Agent suggested we hire a jeep to enable us to do mountain sight seeing – this was not something we had thought about, but the Agent knew as they had been there themselves.
Also do ask questions at the interview as it should be a two way process – you want them to like you but they also want you to like the company.
Also ask to see around the centre where you will work and ask to speak to an existing Agent. This gives you a feel for what it may be like to work there and also to get the view of someone who already does!
The more you are aware in regards to the job process and the organisation before you join, the more knowledgeable your decision may be and the more likely you’ll be to remain working for the organisation. It is extremely vital for the organisation to get the recruitment proper as the method itself is expensive, however employing the wrong or unhappy candidate will impact ongoing performance and customer business.
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