As a fresh graduate from university, Rena went to many fruitless interviews, as they required relevant job experience. A strong believer that everyone should be given a fair chance to work their way up the corporate ladder regardless of age, gender, qualification and working experiences, she eventually secured a Direct Sales position. But by doing so, she faced scrutiny and objection from her parents, who felt that a Sales job was not a good fit with her degree in business management and major in human resource.
However, what attracted Rena to the job was how she saw that many others were in the business for a much greater purpose. She first stepped in the business wanting to gain some experience, with no plans to move into management. But with the constant exposure to local and overseas operations, her perspective towards the business gradually shifted, introducing her to team building and management, on top of sales.
After just one and a half years in the business, Rena has been promoted to Project Manager. She manages the sales force, and is involved in numerous campaigns which help clients to increase their market share. She believes the reason for her achievements is the strength that she draws from her team. The bonds that she has established with the team that she is managing is precisely what is spurring them on to greater heights.
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