Employee Testimonial – What it’s Like to Work for ASAP Water Ltd
I saw an ad for ASAP Water, looking for salespeople. I’d done sales previously (although in a different industry), and knew that I was good at it, so called them. The first thing I did was fill out the form that they have on their website. They contacted me a few days later to set up an interview.
One of the first things they did was show me a presentation about the process of water purification. Honestly, I hadn’t known about how it was done before. I must have nodded off in high school chemistry class when they talked about reverse osmosis. But the presentation helped me understand it. So far, I was interested in the job and they were interested in me.
My training started the next week, in a group setting. In that training we were taught about water testing. We were told how much money we could make in the job, and I knew from experience that a good income is possible with the right attitude and hard work.
The next week or so was spent practicing my sales pitch. My room-mate and friends offered to help by being my audience. It was great advice to rehearse these pitches because they can be so awkward at first. Once I had gone through a half dozen of them, and made a bunch of mistakes, I felt a lot more prepared.
When I started the company was mailing out ‘bingo’ cards. These were a kind of ‘scratch and win’ type card that got our name out there. People liked to play these because it’s a bit of a rush and there are lots of prizes. One of my first sales calls was to a woman in North York. She had won something on the scratch and win, and called our office. They sent me out to see her, to give her a presentation and the prize she’d won on the scratch.
When I was on my way to her home to do the demo, I got a message from the company. Apparently this woman’s daughter had called and was concerned that we were a scam, going to take advantage of her mom.
When I got to the address, I was a bit nervous because I knew about the phone call. But the woman I met wasn’t suspicious; she was very nice to me. I went in and tested her water, then compared it to the ASAP treated water. Then I did a verbal presentation, just talking through the products that would suit her. She was concerned about space because her kitchen cabinets weren’t big enough. I recommended our compact model.
She said that she’d think about it, and thanked me for her time. Her prize turned out to be a new shower head, which was more than worth the time she spent listening to my pitch. It was a great first pitch for me, a great prize for her, and her daughter was happy that we were the real thing!