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Careers: How are you settling in?

Riz Ashrafi, account development manager, Thrifty

  • What was your first day like?

    I spent the first couple of days at our sales office being briefed, discussing strategies and meeting my new colleagues.

  • How long did it take to feel comfortable in the role?

    Six months on, I still do not feel as if I know everything as I am still learning so much.

  • What do enjoy most about your job?

    The pressure, meeting clients and the people I work with. I get to meet so many great people, from transport managers to purchasing managers and directors. Oh, and the driving.

  • And the least?

    There never seems to be enough time in the day.

  • Have you always worked in this area?

    I have two and half years’ rental operation experience (running a branch) and I gained six months’ new business development experience (B2B) for an IT firm.

  • What are you working on at the moment?

    We are implementing new strategies with the branches to develop new business and working closely with the branch managers so we can achieve our goals.

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