Profile - Job Seeker
a chat with Xavier
So Xavier, tell me about yourself.
My Name is Xavier Teo. I'm 29 and I have been married for three years. I'm expecting a baby boy in two weeks. I have worked and studied in both Singapore and Australia in the past few years, which has given me a wealth of experience and knowledge.
In 10 words or less, how would you describe yourself to an employer?
I'm passionate, hardworking, relational, determined, a good communicator and team player.
Xavier, what sort of qualifications do you hold?
In 2004 I finished my Bachelor of Communications Majoring in Advertising & Public Relations at Edith Cowan University. While I was working for International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC) in Singapore I studied Management Development in 2006.
With your qualifications in mind, what career are you now seeking?
I am seeking a business development role in any industry, but I would also like to work in sales or customer service.
Can you tell me some of the highlights from your work history, so far?
I started working in 2000 at DBS, which is the biggest bank in Singapore. At that time I was working in a call centre and as a result of my performance I was handpicked to move teams into telemarketing for DBS.
In 2004 I started working for IQPC (International Quality and Productivity Centre) as a Sales Executive.
From my success as a Sales Executive I was promoted to Sales Manager and was responsible for overseeing a small teams sales targets. I really learnt a lot from this role and it really helped broaden my skill set.
In 2007 I started working for Westpac Perth, Western Australia. I was employed in the area of Business Development. My role included assisting the Sales Managers and liaising with the eastern states offices.
So you've had quite a bit of Sales and Business Development experience. What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I like to have coffee with friends, watch movies, spend time with my family and play snooker, when I can.
Why should an employer employ you?
Because I'm very passionate about what I do, I'm hard working, I have been exposed to a variety of industries and knowledge which I am able to utilise in any worksite, I have a great deal of perseverance and I have a willingness to go above and beyond what is required to get the job done.