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5 Top Tips for Working in a Contact Centre 

Starting a new job is a super exciting time. In the build-up to your first day, you’ll be wondering lots of things like what you’ll be doing, who you’ll be working with, and everything in between! 

If you’re going to be working in a Contact Centre, you may be coming from a similar background, or starting totally afresh. Whether you’re one or the other, it helps to know what to expect so you can eagerly anticipate what’s to come. 

As you might have gathered from our first blog, we do things a little differently here at Mango Direct Marketing. We’re a friendly, empathetic bunch that you can trust to give you a warm welcome! 

Still, it can’t hurt to be prepared. That’s why we’ve rounded up our top five tips for working in a Contact Centre below: 

Working in a Contact Centre: Mango’s Top Tips 

Working in a Contact Centre means you get to have conversations with people from all over the world. You’ll be responsible for being the go-to person when people need help, so to make sure you’re ready and able to be the best you can be, Mango has the perfect recipe of tips and tricks – check them out below! 

Mango’s top tips for working in a contact centre.

Just be Yourself 

It’s normal to feel a little nervous, but it’s important to remember that you’ve gotten this far because of your skills and awesome personality! 

So, now’s the time to relax, be yourself, let everything fall into place and come naturally to you. This is because the less pressure you put on yourself, the easier it’ll be to process everything and take these new changes in your stride. 

Here at Mango, our culture promotes a ‘family feel’ vibe, which you will notice during your recruitment process. As a result, you can expect to feel right at home from the day and hour you start, helping you be comfortable and confident in your role! 

Be Patient With Yourself and Others 

Adjusting to a new role will take time, so be patient with yourself while you learn and grow your skill set. Remember: everyone works at different paces, and progression is not a race!  

In Mango, we nurture our staff from day one, so they feel supported at each stage in their career journey. We work with you so you can realise your full potential – and when opportunities arise – we always promote talent from within. 

Being patient with others is another great way to feel good in your Contact Centre job. Whether you’re dealing with new team members or customers of different ages – being patient and understanding really will go a long way! 

Our advice: take your time, be present, and learning will be so much easier!

There’s No Pressure to Remember Everything 

With every new job, there’s a lot of new information to process in the first couple of days. At Mango, you don’t have to worry about frantically taking notes, or feeling like you need to remember every single detail. 

You can trust that your training will be engaging and thorough. So we’ll make sure we’ve got you covered! We always train on the key topics, such as Mango protocols, the different sectors we work in, and the campaign you’ll be involved with. 

What’s more, is that our advanced technology systems mean you don’t have to take millions of notes to keep you right. We have automatic scripts and prompts so that when you take your first call, you’ll have everything on screen that you need to support you! 

One thing we strongly advocate is documenting your achievements. If you have a good call, spread the word by telling your Team Leader or posting it on our inhouse communication tool MChat! Like we said, the whole call floor is like its own community, so everyone will be keen to see your wins and give you a virtual pat on the back! 

If You Need Help, Just Ask 

Asking for help is never something to be embarrassed about. In fact, it shows that you care about your work and are keen to improve your skills and knowledge. 

At Mango, we have an exceptional management team that you can rely on, no matter the situation. Their passion is aiding you to feel and be the best you can be, so lending a helping hand is something they are always more than happy to do.  

Not only this, but the whole call floor is also a support network – so we guarantee you’ll never be stuck!  

A snippet of Mango’s culture…

Get Involved 

There’s always something going on here at Mango, which makes socialising super easy!  

Whether it be a bake-off day, a team night out, dressing up, fundraising, or even running a marathon – you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved. On breaks, we love nothing more than talking about what’s new on Netflix over a cup of tea or a friendly game of pool in the kitchen area! 

Mango Direct Marketing makes this easy for you in other ways, too. For example, we offer you the chance to take part in our hilarious TikTok videos where you can get to know others, have a laugh and maybe even become TikTok famous! 

There’s also our very own purpose-built incentives app called ‘Mouse’s Wheel of Fortune’ – something you definitely don’t want to miss out on! How does it work? It’s simple – you earn points for your hard work, which you can put towards prize draws every month! There’s always a great buzz of excitement in the air every time we do a prize draw – we even have a spinning wheel up on the TV on each floor so everyone can celebrate the winner! Prizes in the past have included vouchers, experiences and goods such as a 50” TV and a NINJA Foodi air fryer. You have to be in it to win it after all! 

For more top tips, keep an eye on our blog page. Here, we’ll be covering everything from industry insights to staff profiles, company updates to handy hacks.  

If you just can’t wait – fear not! Get in touch and we’ll be happy to have a chat with you.