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Data capture, filling, admin work. controlling new business

advertising and marketing new product in the insurance company , new policy e.g, funeral policy, investment, and life cover, retirement, hospital plan, and also can offer an loan to the clients, offer share to potential clients.

Pros: controlling the pending NTU and lapses
Cons: 9 hours

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I am always willing to learn new things , love work that is challenging .

i work from 8 to 4 on daily basis face to face interaction with clients. i have a very good relationship with co-workers help each other lean new things everyday. I never knew other languages and have leant through talking to client of different cultures and race. i enjoy working with clients they make you to be strong cause not all client come to the office happy you have to listen to them even if when they are shouting at you or swearing the customer is always right and you have to make sure that every client walks out happy receive good service . most challenging aspect is you have to make decisions on your own that will not impact on the business take ownership and put yourself into customers shoes.

Pros: growth through difference divisions
Cons: working overtime

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Exellent learning curve

My typical day at work would be prospecting of clients meaning I would be calling to make appointments then do so administration then I would go out to make money by meeting clients. I had a very good relationship with my manager as he he was the one who had to review my cases submitted and we would normally have one on one meetings every week to discuss business and my progress. I think I enjoy the drive and whole target related situation as it pushes me to go out and do better but in general my job was stressfull because without any clients I don't get paid.

Pros: Meet a lot of different people and you are able to adapt to different people.
Cons: Commission based salary

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Excellent culture and exposure to HR Function

Sanlam has been a great learning curve and have been exposed to great new ways of internal client interaction within HR. We have a great culture where we have the autonomy to make decisions and work independently.

Pros: Financial Services Industry is fast pased
Cons: Constant change in the industry

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No growth from PA.

I think that Sanlam is a good company with great career opportunities and offers the public wonderful insurance packages that are trusted by a lot. This company has enabled me to grow in the administration field and made me the person I am today.

Pros: n/a
Cons: n/a

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Mature, reliable and consistent in approach.

As a Financial Advisor, you have to find new Clients/Orphan clients to serve and assist with their financial goals. The main objective is to establish the financial needs and solution. As most clients do not understand it themselves, it could take up a lot of one's time to do the administration and paperwork with no financial gain. This frustrates all of the advisors. It is not easy to build trust and obtain the correct information (it's time-consuming and competitive). In the meantime you have to be able to support yourself financially. The first 3-years in the industry is hectic, therefore it is stressful and you have to have a positive attitude among one another and towards the industry. It is expected of you to attend regular training sessions, meetings, etc. You are always learning. Like all of us, we get a feeling of accomplishment, once a policy has been issued and a client has provided for his/her unforeseen circumstances. The position is not office-based nor office hours.

Pros: To build up a practice
Cons: Commission based only, timeously and costly

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Very Progressive & Transforming Company

Very Progressive & Transforming Company. Good Training & Development Opportunities. Limited Promotional Opportunities. In General the People are great.

Pros: Lots of Development Opportunities
Cons: Not Dynamic & Agile

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Good organization to start in and grow your career in.

Work from 8:00 am to 16:30 weekdays. You meet different and interesting people so you must adjust easily and be open minded as some personalities can be overwhelming. I have learnt to build my interpersonal communication and also tackling challenges as they come. The training program was good, the best facilities are booked for conferences and training, the internship training gives an opportunity for you as an intern to get support from your fellow interns. Challenging aspect is meeting different people with different personalities and expectations and being expected to know everything about the job in a short space of time.

Pros: Opportunity for job advancement
Cons: sitting most of the day

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Challenge is too much but it's enjoyable couse you and up learning a lot.

I really enjoy working in the industry couse I always meet with New and different people and it's makes me happy to work as a team. ... but the challenge always there but i learn alot about insurance and how to manage and feel with different clients.

Pros: The great opportunity at sanlam are the benefits, as well to get promoted couse I and up promoted being a financial ecxecative
Cons: As an adviser we are working long hours in the field

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I am a graduate in Bcom financial management and Bcomt Accounting and auditing.

Good day I am a graduate in Bcom financial management and Bcomt Accounting and auditing. I have four years of Auditing experience, including internship as an auditor with the SizweNtsalubaGobodo Inc and I have three years of accounting experience with Sanlam. Please referrer to my attached CV for my responsibilities and experience gained on both compnies. I am confident that my combination of practical work experience and solid educational experience has prepared me to understand the level of professionalism and communication required for long-term success in this field. My financial background and professional approach to work will prove as an asset to your company . I would appreciate if my application is considered. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Emily

Pros: Carrer growth
Cons: Financial growth

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