Customer service is one of the most important departments of a business. Call center agents help customers before, during, and after a purchase. Good customer service can convert a potential customer into an actual customer, and can be the difference between a satisfied customer and an unsatisfied one. If you are a beginner to the world of customer service, you should start by developing certain essential skills that will lay the foundation for your success in the industry. In this course, which is the first in a series of four courses on customer service for beginners, you will learn tips for improving your typing and listening skills, and learn about a phrase that you should avoid using when talking to customers. Learning objectives: – Learn the reasons why listening skills are important to provide excellent customer service – Learn five tips for improving your listening skills – Learn five tips for improving your typing skills – Learn about one phrase that you should never use when talking to a customer
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Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.