Christell, a Franchise Consulting Administrator in the Financial Industry, tells us exactly what kind of person would love administrating franchises.
What are your favourite and your least favourite parts of your day-to-day job?
My favourite part of the day is definitely the interaction I have with the clients on a daily basis. My least favourite would be the working hours. I wish we could work until 4 pm to avoid the peak traffic.
How is the pay as a Franchise Consulting Administrator?
How are the hours in your job/industry?
We work Monday to Friday from 8-5. There is no flexibility.
What type of personality would love being a Franchise Consulting Administrator? And what type of person would hate doing what you do?
Someone who enjoys working in an office environment and has somewhat of an introverted personality.
Any individual who enjoys travelling and who enjoys being active would hate this job.
How is your day-to-day work different to what you expected?
It is not different at all. I was fully briefed on what would be expected of me and of what the environment entailed, so there were no surprises.
What a) skills b) qualifications c) experience do employers look for in people who want to land a job in Franchise Consulting Administrator?
The company only employs individuals who have a degree, of any kind. My specific occupation requires little to no experience. Because we work in a financial environment, individuals who have experience tend to possess bad habits, bad habits that are difficult, if not impossible, for them to get rid of.
It is for this reason that they employ people into my position with little or no experience, as they can train us effectively in the manner required to do this job.
Are there any changes you foresee in your industry that might influence the way teens should approach a career in your field?
Yes definitely. The law is constantly changing in the financial environment. It is up to the individual to ensure that they remain clued up on these changes to ensure they remain relevant within their environment – it’s also necessary to remain up-to-date with the changes so that the individual has the opportunity to grow within the organisation.
Is there anything you wish you had known when you were a teen, career-wise?
Yes. I wish I had known or been more informed regarding the various career options that are actually in demand. I also wish I had been advised to get holiday jobs and internships from high school as a means of gaining experience and ensuring I am fully prepared for what awaited me after high school.