Pros: networking with people from across the globe
Cons: being alert in order to prevent lost/stolen merchandise
My job at the International Center is for an Annual Convention, called the "Jalsa Salana". It is a convention that hosts over 30 000 people once every year for 3 days. My expertise is involved in managing a sales booth servicing over 6000 people. Merchandise such as technology, foods & beverages, clothing, sports jerseys, hats and many other items are for sale. Typically, I would manage all sales transactions, – more... provide customer service, manage the inventory as well as manage all the cash, maintaining professional team relationship with co-workers and customers as well as set up and wind up the business booth.
As this event takes place every year, I have learned a lot of valuable skills, such as how to handle customers, keeping records of sales transactions, and also controlling all the cash. I get to network with people from all around the world gaining essential soft and hard skills when dealing with people. Moreover, the hardest part of the job is being on top of everythign for upto 10 hours straight as well as making sure the inventory is managed well. Also, I must keep an eye out on theft control myself. – less