Telemarketers Job Description video

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In the new millennium, businesses will face an ongoing need for people who can reach out to potential customers using traditional methods as well as new technologies. Telemarketers sell products and services over the phone. Working from lists and a script, these telephone salespeople take orders for businesses and ask for donations to charities. They may interview people for opinion polls. Telemarketing jobs are extremely stressful. The work is closely monitored and involves dealing with rejection and even anger from people who don't want to be disturbed. Short-term on the job training is generally provided for these jobs. Evening and weekend shifts are common, to pursue potential customers when they're most likely to be home. Some of these workers are paid a straight salary, while others work on commission. The intense pressure in some work environments leads many to seek other employment, so this is a job with quite a bit of turnover.

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