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What does a Call Center Representative do?

A Call Center Representative is part of a large team that handles phone calls at a call center. Call centers can range in their specialty. Customer service, technical help, sales, and political call centers are among the most popular. As a Call Center Representative, you will be responsible for answering or making calls to or from customers. Once a customer is on the line you will be tasked with providing them with information, services or troubleshooting assistance.

There are no educational requirements to become and Call Center Representative. However, since it is a phone based job, superb verbal communications skills are a must for this position. While some people can and do work remotely, most employees work at large call centers where they are required to sit and work in a noisy environment for long periods. Candidates should possess the ability to maintain focus and stay on task.

  • Report to SOS (start of shift) meeting for performance recaps
  • Utilize company equipment to facilitate calls
  • Interact with all customers in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Follow all prompts from call management system to provide the appropriate customer service
  • Handle all issues in accordance with best practices
  • When necessary involve senior management
  • Follow all prompts and scripts to the letter with no deviation
  • Understand and adhere to all rules of conduct
  • 3+ years in a customer service position
  • Basic understanding of windows base systems
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Strong literary comprehension capability
  • High-speed internet connection (if working remotely)
  • Reliable transportation to and from the call center
  • Capable of staying focused and tuning out outside distractions
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Willingness to submit to random drug screenings

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
15%
2 - 4
50%
5 - 7
0%
8+
35%

Common Skill Sets

Typing
Excellent Customer Service
Written Communication
Excellent Communication
Bilingual
IN Spanish
Microsoft Office Suite
Windows Operating Systems

Call Center Representative Salaries

Average Base Pay

$28,499 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$22K
Median: $28K
$38K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Call Center Representative Jobs