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Sales Support Executive - Caribbean
BRITISH AIRWAYS invites applications for the position of SALES
SUPPORT EXECUTIVE CARIBBEAN based in Trinidad
The Job Holder will be responsible for providing sales, marketing and
administrative support to the Caribbean Commercial team.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
- Be highly motivated and customer focused
- Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Be a team player
- Have well developed computer skills
Previous sales and airline experience and knowledge of reservation
systems would be desirable.
Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and
Applications should be emailed to:
marcelle. email@example.com to be received by November 19th, 2013.
Only suitable applications will be acknowledged
• Strong technical background in VRF multi split system.
• Knowledge and experience in residential air condition systems.
• Knowledge of air condition market trends.
• Sales and marketing experience minimum of six years.
• A proven ability to maintain existing relationships at all
levels and forge new relationships that translate directly
into better business results.
• Excellent networking skills.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel.
• Must provide references.
• Must be willing to work with minimum supervision.
• Excellent communication and customer service skills.
• Must be proactive, self-motivated and highly organized.
• Results and people oriented.
• Must be a team player and customer oriented.
Having someone to guide us
through the vicissitudes of life is
always good and especially so when
one is going through a tough time
during either education or in pro-
These influencers and guides who
are also known as mentors play a
valuable role in shaping our lives
and careers as they bring their expe-
rience to bear on the advice they
give to us. For instance, in many
business schools, one comes across
the system of mentorship more than
any other campus. This is because
business schools are often demand-
ing on the students and hence, hav-
ing mentors who can advise and
guide the students through the paces
and motions of business school is
This is the reason many fresh
students once they start their edu-
cation in business schools seek men-
tors from the senior batch for advice
and guidance. Indeed, the practice
is so prevalent in most of the pre-
mier business schools around the
world that it can be formalized as
a mechanism that can be followed
in a structured manner. This might
be the reason why some companies
are experimenting with the concept
of mentorship for fresh recruits who
can be taken through the steps of
building a career for themselves in
Talking about mentorship in the
corporate world, more often than
not your supervisor or manager is
the first mentor for many graduates.
As one begins to climb the steps of
the corporate ladder, one comes
across other mentors in situations
according to one s position that plays
an important aspect of how one
moves ahead in the corporate world.
This informal and formal mentor-
ship is essential and needed both
in education and in the career as
sound advice and proper guidance
can make us avoid and commit the
mistakes that would ruin our edu-
cation or our career. However, in
the corporate world, informal men-
torship is often fraught with danger
of the boss playing favourites and
this is an all too common occurrence
in organisations. Hence, there has
to be some checks and balances
where the boss guides the employees
and treats all members of the team
in the same unbiased manner
instead of having a few favorites.
This is the reason why formal and
institutionalised mentorship is
preferable in business schools as
well as in the corporate world.
Apart from these aspects, many
of us turn to virtual mentors and
role models from public life whose
lives and careers inspire us to give
our best and emulate them. This
can take the form of having a virtual
mentor guiding us from the many
Web sites and self help programmes
that are available in the market or
by having role models from pro-
fessional companies who are busi-
ness leaders and who can inspire
us to learn from them and be like
Further, for many aspiring grad-
uates and wannabe corporate high
fliers, the most important influences
are usually from the immediate and
extended families. It helps if one has a
role model within the family or circle of
friends. It also helps if one is part of a
group where everyone is doing well for
himself or herself as the cascading effect
on each member of the group can be
felt. Of course, mentors are definitely
needed for individuals who do not have
these elements of familial, friendships
or network effects and this is the reason
why many aspiring management grad-
uates from small towns seek mentors or
role models who are public figures or
actively try and make connections with
those whom they feel can guide them
through their careers and life.
Finally, the advent of social media has
greatly helped the cause of those seeking
and providing mentorship and therefore,
it must be said that mentoring has def-
initely benefited from the spread of social
A final note that needs to be men-
tioned is that as one seeks to avoid mis-
takes during one s life and career, choos-
ing mentors who are capable and worthy
of the attention is as important as the
former and hence, one must exercise
caution before seeking advice and guid-
The role of mentors
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