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Can working in a call centre be considered as work experience?

sharonvij Started The Discussion:

Can a call centre job be called as work experience, if one wants to change from the call centre field to get into another field, such as, marketing, HR, etc., ?

Mammu007 - Member Since: Sep 2009
Even working for Social Service organization without salary is considered as 'Experience' in Western, European and even in African countries.

The Answer is 'YES'.

The next part is subjected to the attitude of your next employer.

Good Luck!

Mammu

skgiridhar - Member Since: Oct 2008
Dear Sharonvij,

The experience of working in bpo/call centres is not calculated for your next job profile. Bcos the entire working scenario and other aspects differs. So only even the freshers from the B'schools do not turn up for bpo sector. Only experienced and who wants change accepts the bpo offers.

SK Giridhar
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amitkumarindu - Member Since: Aug 2008
Hi,

The experience would count if that is in the same field. If call center experience is in operation (Like CCE, CSR, Associate, Executive) calling profile, it would not be counted in HR, Marketing, Finance field, etc..
If the experience is in same field, it would definitely be counted.

shiva786 - Member Since: Feb 2007
Experience is expericen however in current era it is again bifurcated in two parts Relevant Experience & Ir-relevant Experience..........Which ever field you choose to enter you will be prey of these two kinds of experience

your's - Member Since: Jun 2008
YES, BCOZ whereever and whatever u work,,, there u work for an organization and u deal with people and different issues,, and the people who realy think about personwise analysis they will obviously consider your experience...

swetasawant - Member Since: Nov 2006
Dear It depends upon organisation whether they want to consider it as a experience related to the field they want to recruit the person Regards Abhijeet Sawant

HRalen - Member Since: Feb 2009
Call Center experience can be taken into account when it would match the type of work which we will be doing next.... if a guy with 7 years of call center experience (customer care) comes and tells he wants to be the HR Manager, and he has 7 years experience which is invalid for the job. but on the other hand if he goes into customer service it is valid...

Sherry Earnest - Member Since: Feb 2009
Call centre experience is considered in the BPO /call center industry only.

If you are looking for a change, you need to capitalize on your excellent communications skills coupled voice and accent. Try looking for a trainers role as a voice and accent trainer. There are loads of opportuities in the market. Your Call centre experience will definitely help you.

Try to move to the training and development team within your company .
In case of no opportunities, atleast get mentored by a trainer to enhance your training skills.

In case you don't wish to work in the night shifts, you might have to come out of the BPO industry and try to start working in smaller organisations as a VnA trainer( Voice and Accent Trainer) and slowly move on to recruitments. Again, your communication with different clients in your call center job will help you .Thus you can move to your desired role.You will have to adapt to culture change, facilities , pay cheque etc... which depends on one's attitude and adaptability. Trust me . Its not easy.. but its not tough either.

Well, in case you have a Masters degree in Marketing or HR etc... you need to market yourself with your communication skills , fluency in English and your degree.

I am sure you are very well aware that Communication skills doesn't mean good english and nice accent. It depends on how one can communicate to convince others and to come to win win situation.

End of the day, Change is something one should be adapting. Let me know in case you need anything.

Good Luck.
Sherry

nelson25 - Member Since: Feb 2008
Dear Peer,
Work experience means where ever you work that will be included in your CV, that will give you the exposure in different fields, but some times for specific positions they need the experts from the perticular field with good experience. On that time if your experience is in different fields than that will be under considaration.

When an organization recruiting a candidate with experience they expect the experience pertained from the same field rather that the different. It is the difference between persuing the course through regular and distance education.

If any of your experience not at all matching your desiered profession then you can neglect that in your CV.

By the by any of your single day in the firms will not be wasted at any point of time.

Regards,
Nelson,
Chennai.



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