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This is the most obvious way to work at home in customer service, and, conveniently the one with the most positions. Home call centers have been a growing phenomenon as newer technologies make it easier and cost effective for companies to outsource jobs from their offices to nearly anywhere in the world. And though this could mean outsourcing it to a call center located in India, companies sometimes need people closer to home with customer service experience.

One of the aspects of remote work is working primarily alone. While you'll probably still have a team and a manager, it's a little different when there's physical distance separating you. It can get hard to stay motivated when you're working independently. However, if you enjoy the challenge and can easily find ways to stay on track without constant monitoring, this is the job for you.
BCD Travel is a leading provider of travel management services to clients around the globe. Established in 2006, BCD Travel helps its corporate clients operate more efficient business travel programs and has earned a 97% client retention rate. BCD Travel generates more than $20 million in annual sales and employs over 11,000 people throughout the world.
Many companies hire individuals to specialize in this type of outbound calling. As a telephone research interviewer, you call customers on behalf of companies and conduct a research survey about their experiences over the phone. You collect their responses which will then provide valuable insights about the customers. Since this position, too, occurs completely over the phone, it's easy for a telephone research interviewer to work from home.

Customer support engineers can offer high-quality solutions without having to work a day in an office. They specialize in reactively solving technical problems customers might have with products or services. As long as you have a background or general knowledge in computer systems and have been properly trained in your company's software, you can handle the tasks of a technical support rep from whatever location you choose.
One of the best parts about working in an office is that you have free access to several employees with whom you can network on a daily basis. However, just because you're remote doesn't mean you can't still network. You should feel comfortable reaching out to other employees to chat via video calls and approaching people in coworking spaces. Those are the kinds of interactions that are going to help you progress your career in the future.
(Note: We are hiring from the entire state, not just one city or region.)Your future is calling….Answer Now.We’re Convergys, a leader in customer management.  We make our clients’ (Fortune 500 companies) interactions with their customers smarter, more effective, and more profitable.  We’d like to have the exact same effect on your career.Exactly what do we do?  We provide excellent customer service on behalf of our clients.  Instead of working in a traditional call center environment, our Convergys Anywhere program hires sales & service agents who work from home.  For example, when you call the customer service department for your cell phone or cable provider, you just might be talking to a Convergys home based customer service & sales agent – answering that call on behalf of one of our clients.  These calls might involve billing questions, changes or cancellation of services, inquiries on the status of an order, troubleshooting services etc.  Why Convergys Anywhere?We offer paid training and employee benefits too!  You can save a lot of money and time, and often times have less stress, when you work from home.  There is no gas to purchase, windshields to scrape in the winter and bad weather to drive through, clothes to purchase or dry clean, and no lunches, coffee or snacks to purchase daily.Where Are We Hiring? We are currently hiring in 35 states (see full list of locations on our website).This particular job requisition is only for (South Dakota) residents.  If you are not physically residing in South Dakota, please do not apply to this requisition.  Please visit our website and apply to the appropriate state requisition. We have three types of work at home positions that we hire for regularly:  Sales & Service, Customer service and Technical Support Representatives.  Every position we have is centered around providing excellent Customer Service and some positions are more sales or technically focused.  Your answers to the questions during the application process, your qualifications and your experience will all be reviewed as part of the evaluation process to determine which one is the best fit for you.Minimum Requirements/Additional Info:High School Diploma or GED and at least one year of customer service experience (One year of sales experience required if you want to be considered for a Sales position). We need you to have your own PC (less than six years old) and high speed Internet service, both of which will be tested as part of the application process.  You can work from a laptop, but will need to be hard-wired while working. Your monitor will need to be 17” – minimum (capable of 1024 x 768).  A flat panel display is highly recommended, televisions cannot be used as monitors. (External monitors are permitted for laptops with less than 17” screen) A quiet, distraction-free, location in your home to work. A telephone (landline or cell) is required for part of your training and team calls.  This phone is not used receive your incoming work calls; your Internet connection is used for that. An approved headset and flash drive will be required before you start working with us.  They are not required as part of the application process, so please do not purchase them before we extend a job offer to you. A strong candidate will be computer/Internet savvy, comfortable operating in several applications simultaneously. We need you to be a “people person” who enjoys talking and assisting others.  Think about how much you enjoy receiving excellent customer service yourself?  Well, we need you to take pride in providing that same great service to others.We require 7 days/week availability, as customer service is something that is provided by most companies every day of the week. Schedules vary and will be discussed during the interview. Great benefit options include: medical, dental & vision benefits, and 401K.  We also offer attendance based wage increases, performance bonuses, and some programs include sales incentives.     Career Framework Role  Has program required basic skill set to perform routine tasks within simple processes but lacking program/product specific knowledge.  Works with close supervision and clearly defined procedures.  Starting to demonstrate familiarity with client terminology, operating standards and procedures.  Starter without sustained metric performance levels.        Disclaimer   The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel working within this job title. Convergys is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer.
Essential Functions/Core Responsibilities• Responsible for new business sales within assigned markets or existing clients  • Champion the effort to grow and maintain the corporation's primary and long-term revenue base  • Develop a thorough understanding of prospect or client short-term and long-term strategic requirements through discussions with existing and prospective client executive management  • Partner with Sales Leadership to establish optimal sales strategy for particular pursuits, based on client interactions  • Collaborate with Sales Support; Account Management; Operations and other departments to ensure the client's expectations are being met or exceeded  • Provide customer and market intelligence back to Sales, Account Management, Operations, and Finance regarding Convergys strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats based on sales pursuit interactions  • Monitor economic and legal trends that could affect sales  • Maintain and update salesforce.com database with sales pursuit informationCandidate Profile• Master's Degree in related field from a four-year college or university with fifteen or more years related experience preferred • BPO sales experience is highly desired  • Expert in communication skills and styles, both written and verbal. Demonstrated ability to effectively present information to internal and external associates  • Proven ability to lead and organize multi-disciplinary projects and initiatives in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented business environment with industry impact  • Proven ability to champion significant projects, programs, and business initiatives using creativity and ingenuity  • Mastery of the organization's business operations and industry. Externally recognized as subject matter expert on emerging trends and industry practices  • External Thought Leader with proven ability to significantly influence  • Advanced Microsoft Office skillsCareer Framework RoleIs recognized as an external thought leader within strategic function or discipline.  Influences the strategy to address internal or external business and regulatory issues.  Proactively identifies, defines, and solves the most complex problems that impact the management and direction of the business.  Significantly influences functional strategy; may participate in the development of the product or division strategy.  Leads multidisciplinary projects or initiatives.  Progression to this level is typically restricted on the basis of individual capabilities and business requirements.  Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel working within this job title. Convergys is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer#NACVG

Looking for a virtual receptionist with a professional and caring speaking voice to answer phones, screen clients, and schedule appointments for a psychology private practice that helps individuals, couples, and families with various issues. Assistant will be responsible for scheduling for 2 -3 psychologists with a call volume ranging from 5 - 20 calls per week. It would be helpful to have an understanding of HIPAA and confidentiality. Must be able to answer and return forwarded calls between 9am and 6pm Monday through Friday. Assistant is responsible for pleasantly answering the phone, answering questions about the practice, engaging the potential client with kindness, completing a brief client intake form, and scheduling that first appointment. Assistant will have access to a virtual calendar and will be required to text, email, or call should there be an urgent message from clients who need a response during hours of operation. Must be non-judgmental, compassionate, and timely. Work would begin asap after training on client intake process, confidentiality, and virtual calendar sharing. Assistant can expect to work approximately 5 hours or less per week. Completed call log/time sheet will be used to track workflow. Nice part-time job for a person who has the flexibility to manage a few phone calls and scheduling around their other tasks. This is the primary need and responsibility however, additional hours are available for business development support and initiative. less more


(Note: We are hiring from the entire state, not just one city or region.)Your future is calling….Answer Now.We’re Convergys, a leader in customer management.  We make our clients’ (Fortune 500 companies) interactions with their customers smarter, more effective, and more profitable.  We’d like to have the exact same effect on your career.Exactly what do we do?  We provide excellent customer service on behalf of our clients.  Instead of working in a traditional call center environment, our Convergys Anywhere program hires sales & service agents who work from home.  For example, when you call the customer service department for your cell phone or cable provider, you just might be talking to a Convergys home based customer service & sales agent – answering that call on behalf of one of our clients.  These calls might involve billing questions, changes or cancellation of services, inquiries on the status of an order, troubleshooting services etc.  Why Convergys Anywhere?We offer paid training and employee benefits too!  You can save a lot of money and time, and often times have less stress, when you work from home.  There is no gas to purchase, windshields to scrape in the winter and bad weather to drive through, clothes to purchase or dry clean, and no lunches, coffee or snacks to purchase daily.Where Are We Hiring? We are currently hiring in 35 states (see full list of locations on our website).This particular job requisition is only for (Louisiana) residents.  If you are not physically residing in Louisiana, please do not apply to this requisition.  Please visit our website and apply to the appropriate state requisition. We have three types of work at home positions that we hire for regularly:  Sales & Service, Customer service and Technical Support Representatives.  Every position we have is centered around providing excellent Customer Service and some positions are more sales or technically focused.  Your answers to the questions during the application process, your qualifications and your experience will all be reviewed as part of the evaluation process to determine which one is the best fit for you.Minimum Requirements/Additional Info:High School Diploma or GED and at least one year of customer service experience (One year of sales experience required if you want to be considered for a Sales position). We need you to have your own PC (less than six years old) and high speed Internet service, both of which will be tested as part of the application process.  You can work from a laptop, but will need to be hard-wired while working. Your monitor will need to be 17” – minimum (capable of 1024 x 768).  A flat panel display is highly recommended, televisions cannot be used as monitors. (External monitors are permitted for laptops with less than 17” screen) A quiet, distraction-free, location in your home to work. A telephone (landline or cell) is required for part of your training and team calls.  This phone is not used receive your incoming work calls; your Internet connection is used for that. An approved headset and flash drive will be required before you start working with us.  They are not required as part of the application process, so please do not purchase them before we extend a job offer to you. A strong candidate will be computer/Internet savvy, comfortable operating in several applications simultaneously. We need you to be a “people person” who enjoys talking and assisting others.  Think about how much you enjoy receiving excellent customer service yourself?  Well, we need you to take pride in providing that same great service to others.We require 7 days/week availability, as customer service is something that is provided by most companies every day of the week. Schedules vary and will be discussed during the interview. Great benefit options include: medical, dental & vision benefits, and 401K.  We also offer attendance based wage increases, performance bonuses, and some programs include sales incentives.     Career Framework Role  Has program required basic skill set to perform routine tasks within simple processes but lacking program/product specific knowledge.  Works with close supervision and clearly defined procedures.  Starting to demonstrate familiarity with client terminology, operating standards and procedures.  Starter without sustained metric performance levels.        Disclaimer   The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel working within this job title. Convergys is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer.
Our Customer Service Teams have excellent work ethics, are confident, bring job knowledge and the ability to utilize resources to provide excellent member service. Does this sound like you? You’ll bring the ability to succeed in a structured, goal-oriented, call center and a commitment to completing the entire duration of the training schedule located in Coppell without interruption.
BCD Travel is a leading provider of travel management services to clients around the globe. Established in 2006, BCD Travel helps its corporate clients operate more efficient business travel programs and has earned a 97% client retention rate. BCD Travel generates more than $20 million in annual sales and employs over 11,000 people throughout the world.

Since 1982, TTEC has been providing business process outsourcing services to clients across a broad range of industries. TTEC is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, and maintains offices in Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Poland, and Mexico. More than 40,000 people currently work for TTEC, including over 20,000 remote workers around the world.
Sutherland was established in 1986 and is based in Rochester, New York. This company is a global provider of technology management services and business processes. As one of the largest business process outsourcing companies in the world, Sutherland operates more than 60 operation centers, serves hundreds of clients, and employs nearly 40,000 virtual workers in 19 countries. Sutherland was included on the Inc. 5000 top job creators list for three years in a row.
Comfort, convenience, and a no-hassle commute are all reasons people like to work from home. But if it sounds casual, make no mistake — this is a professional role. You’ll need a quiet, distraction-free work space with a door you can shut, an ergonomic chair, a desk for the iMac (and headset) we’ll provide, and your own network connection. Working from home isn’t for everyone, but if you’re confident, disciplined, and self-motivated, home can be a place where work and life don’t clash — they collaborate.
Find your passion as you build your business. You can choose from a variety of customer-focused work ranging from easier entry-level calls that offer a lot of flexibility, to specialized work that requires specific skills and a greater weekly commitment. View our open opportunities to see if we are accepting applications for the work that interests you.
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