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Is it true that working in a call center is not counted as a work experience?

i am gonna graduate from my college this may and the only job oppurtunities available are in BPO's/call centers....but people keep telling that working in a call center is of no use as it is not considered as a work experience.... anyone who has any knowledge about this please help ....i would definietly consider your suggestion.. thank you in advance for all the good advise.

Asked By: swetha b - 3/14/2009
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Any job you work at, whether you get paid or are volunteering is "work experience". At one time most companies would only accept information on positions that you have been paid for as work experience. Now volunteer or unpaid positions are considered as work experience since your time, learning new skills, dealing... More
Answered By: Skye - 3/14/2009
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Bull I worked at ATnT when it was Cingular and I always havbe employers look and ask me about that job in particular. Itsjob experiences, you're working with custoemrs problems, dealing with customers. It IS counted as work expereince. you get paid to help customers correct? Last time I checked that was a job :p
Answered By: lxl_jesika_lxl - 3/14/2009
 
It's work experience, although wouldn't likely be considered applicable to jobs you went to college for. But it's a paycheck......
Answered By: Judy - 3/14/2009
 
Call centers and other telephone careers notice when you have had previous call center experience, so it is not completely wasted. Some of them even prefer that you have at least 6 months experience in order to hire you. It isn't a pretty job to have -- people can be quite rude over the phone at times, but a job is a... More
Answered By: ladysorrowishana - 3/14/2009
 
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