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Topic # 195189 9-Apr-2016 15:23
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You may be due for a career change - You may be looking to join a company and create your own pathway in IT but do not have the technical knowledge or skills...

 

We are offering an opportunity to an individual who is professional, may have tiny or years of experience in sales with great communication skills and be tech savvy. You do not necessarily have to be that technical but "enjoy working with all walks of life" is a must!

 

Our IT business needs an individual who can "sell ice to an eskimo", is passionate about learning and delivering excellent customer service. If you have that can-do attitude then please apply within.

 

This role will be a Head of Sales and Customer Relations type of role, so reach out today!

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1529070 9-Apr-2016 16:51
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Where?


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  Reply # 1529162 9-Apr-2016 19:14
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Selling ice to eskimos is the polar opposite of excellent customer service.




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  Reply # 1529250 9-Apr-2016 21:30
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Hammerer:

 

Where?

 

 

 

 

Auckland, Bay Of Plenty are our two primary regions




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  Reply # 1529253 9-Apr-2016 21:31
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roobarb:

 

Selling ice to eskimos is the polar opposite of excellent customer service.

 

 

 

 

Awesome!


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  Reply # 1529270 9-Apr-2016 22:05
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The topic seems a distance from the actual content of this thread to me. I thought you were trying to offer IT Services to IT Companies.

 

 


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  Reply # 1529336 10-Apr-2016 09:48
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What is your website please?


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  Reply # 1529519 10-Apr-2016 15:48
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Googled it for ya:

http://www.achieveit.nz






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  Reply # 1529527 10-Apr-2016 15:58
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nakedmolerat: Googled it for ya:

http://www.achieveit.nz

 


To be fair, if you can't find a website without help, you aren't going to be much use to an IT Company, in any position!


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  Reply # 1530893 12-Apr-2016 16:13
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I'm quite capable of finding a website. I wanted to see if this newbie would disclose what it was; but he hasn't returned yet.

 

There was another thread like this one a while back: the brand new user claimed that the company website was under construction or down for maintenance (can't remember which it was), which seemed a bit fishy.


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  Reply # 1530912 12-Apr-2016 16:35
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Interesting that my post was deleted with no challenge or reply.

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  Reply # 1554733 18-May-2016 11:50
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achieveitinfo:

 

Our IT business needs an individual who can "sell ice to an eskimo"

 

 

To me this is a euphemism for a product or service which is unsaleable.





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MichaelNZ:

 

achieveitinfo:

 

Our IT business needs an individual who can "sell ice to an eskimo"

 

 

To me this is a euphemism for a product or service which is unsaleable.

 

 

Yes. IT Support is a service, this thread is about sales sales sales


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  Reply # 1554761 18-May-2016 12:55
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"Please Do Not Take Sales Peoples Advice"

 

One of the best and most accurate things I've ever learned in IT.. for several reasons :-P

 

 

 

 





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

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  Reply # 1554766 18-May-2016 13:07
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tdgeek:

 

MichaelNZ:

 

achieveitinfo:

 

Our IT business needs an individual who can "sell ice to an eskimo"

 

 

To me this is a euphemism for a product or service which is unsaleable.

 

 

Yes. IT Support is a service, this thread is about sales sales sales

 

 

I've always found good support leads to more sales :) 


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  Reply # 1554797 18-May-2016 13:38
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@achieveitinfo: Our IT business needs an individual who can "sell ice to an eskimo, is passionate about learning and delivering excellent customer service." 

 

@roobarb: Selling ice to eskimos is the polar opposite of excellent customer service.

 

@MichaelNZ: To me this is a euphemism for a product or service which is unsaleable. 

 

I think the standard use of the idiom is "the ability to persuade people to go against their own best interests". It's not that ice is an unsellable commodity, but that an eskimo doesn't need to pay for it, having so much of it just "laying around". So even if you define "sales" as "customer service", roobarb is correct - selling people things they don't need is not excellent customer service.

 

BTW, roobarb - I see what you did there: ice, eskimo, polar opposite...


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