I had been trying to find a job working from home for some time and also will surrender. The majority of ‘function from home’ jobs that you discover on the internet seem to be some kind of pyramid or ‘begin your very own business’ scheme. Paying a joining cost or purchasing their items for you to sell on? No thanks!

Someday I made a decision to have an additional little look and encountered The Chat Store. I saw the “Live Conversation Agent” work on their jobs page and, after checking out the summary, a large wave of happiness came me. Not only did I match their demands to a tee (careful learner with a curious mind, solid ability to multi-task, high degrees of organisation where to include social media links on job application as well as a typing speed above 80 words per min), it additionally appeared like a job that I would really enjoy to do!

I applied instantly! I patiently awaited a reply but, to my shock, I had not been waiting long at all.

Amy, a Team Supervisor at The Conversation Store, emailed me and also provided me a ‘Live Chat Interview’; following on from the first application inquiries, this is the first stage of the employment process.

I was rather delighted as I had actually never experienced a meeting this way before. Around 3 o’clock one afternoon, it was time for my interview via The Chat Store’s site. I opened my browser, mosted likely to The Conversation Shop homepage and also merely clicked the online conversation tab. I had arrived at my meeting.

After presenting myself to an agent that was handling chat at the time, I was rapidly moved to Amy, that prepared as well as waiting to begin my interview.

My meeting began like any other: we presented ourselves and also had a little bit of a casual inviting conversation (that made me feel secure). After that it was on to the major interview. What was unusual was the reality that the conversation was really similar to a face-to-face interview, other than it was through live conversation!

The inquiries were about my previous experience, why I was applying for the work, just how I would certainly manage certain situations as well as my expertise of The Chat Shop and their services.

Amy was aiming to disclose my toughness and also weaknesses to figure out whether I can meet the high assumptions that they establish. She wanted to know where I would certainly require a little additional training and where I can bring brand-new skills to the team.

Why I wanted the position was additionally extremely crucial certainly. Although much of our group is spread out throughout the UK, The Conversation Store is certainly a close weaved team with large aspirations. Each and every one people is an essential part of providing the results that we do for clients.

Needs, such as my typing rate, were checked too of course. Needing to transform numerous site visitors whilst giving client contentment implies that you need to believe as well as type quickly.

Amy additionally gave me the chance to ask any kind of questions that I had, and also she answered them completely. I was happy as well as hoping that I did well in my online chat interview!

As you’ve probably thought (by me creating this article) I did do well in my first interview for the live conversation task. I was invited to the next phase of the application procedure– a telephone interview with Amy as well as one of The Conversation Shop’s Co-Founders, Joe.

This is the last stage of their recruitment process as well as I was proud that I had actually got this much however I was additionally very nervous! Fortunately the telephone meeting was not as frightening as I as soon as believed as well as it was extra informal than official.

I obtained asked about my hobbies, what I such as to do in my leisure and a couple of concerns regarding the Live Conversation Agent position. I additionally had some comments on my ‘Live Chat Meeting’, which was excellent to hear.

A lot of the inquiries that Joe asked were about my individuality. Joe claimed that getting on with everybody as well as coming to be a part of The Chat Store family was a really crucial element.

It was a satisfaction to speak on the phone to my prospective future bosses and also I got on well with them, there was a buzz airborne. At the end of the telephone meeting I was supplied the placement … and I approved with fantastic satisfaction, obviously. I mored than the moon and also I still am!

When I had accepted the deal I was emailed the contracts that required to be signed digitally (just how trendy is that), my functioning hours, what team I would remain in and all of my log-in details all set for my training.

Not long after this I had a telephone call with John– my Group Leader. This call lasted about 2 hrs as well as he clarified every little thing I required to learn about the “Live Chat Representative” position. I made sure to make great deals of notes in my notebook as it is a lot to take in.

I was then provided the dates of when my training would certainly commence (training lasts around 3 weeks and we’re paid during the process) as well as various other details I needed to find out about the training procedure consisting of precisely what would occur. John was a satisfaction to speak with as well as I felt comfortable talking to him as he stated he would be there for any inquiries I might have if I am ever unclear or stuck.

However…

I have had a poor round of ill health, which meant I was unable to start my training when set up. Thankfully The Conversation Store are a number of wonderful individuals who are patiently waiting on me to be well enough again. I have never recognized such a comprehending business and I really feel privileged to be employed by them.

Equally as I was about to give up my work search, I stumbled across The Conversation Shop. I’m eagerly waiting for getting well and beginning my training. Hopefully I will be a completely fledged live conversation representative soon … watch this room, my next post will certainly tell you everything about my journey with the training process.