Interview: Joyce Wang

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Do you ever wonder why some people are successful? We think it has an awful lot to do with what Joyce Wang shared with us during our latest Industry Women interview.

Only eight months into her role as Sales Ambassador with Premier Group, Joyce has already shown what persistence and self-belief can achieve. Her manager must be thrilled!

Read Joyce’s story, including how an inspirational Frenchman helped her along the way, here.

Please provide your name, job title and company name.

Joyce Wang, Sales Ambassador for Premier Group.

How long have you spent in your current position?

Eight months.

What job did you have before your current role?

I started in a telesales role last August with Premier Group before becoming a Sales Ambassador.

To date, what has been your career highlight?

I have successfully prospected over 500 new leads in three months via telesales. The sales order rolling yearly growth for Asian builders has increased by 136% in 2022!

Who have you admired or learnt from the most in your career and why?

When I worked for a French company previously, my French boss impressed me a lot. As a French person who had been living and working in China for over 10 years, he achieved a good understanding of people, the business environment, and the culture of China by adapting. He embraced different drivers and changes, always confident to overcome the challenges. I was encouraged by him when I made the decision to go to New Zealand. Now I am working in a new area and a new country, facing a lot challenges, I have the confidence to be successful.

Are you doing what you thought you’d be doing when you were younger? If not, what type of job did you expect you would have?

Realistically, only some people end up doing what they thought they should do when they were younger. I haven’t been that lucky. If I could choose again maybe I would have walked down a different path – to be a fashion designer.

What do you think is the most important quality or skill you need to succeed in your current role?

Persistence. Persistently asking questions to uncover hidden needs, persistently following up with customers’ needs, persistently managing good relationship with customers.