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Career of the Week - Alheri Bingi, Media Sales Representative


Alheri Bingi holds a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Ilorin, and an A2 French degree from Alliance Francaise. She also has a certification in Business Management and is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). Alheri writes and blogs, and prior to her current role she was a media sales representative at tolet.com.ng, a fashion stylist at Spice TV, and a personal assistant at RM Looks.

CN: What are your primary responsibilities at work?

Selling advert spaces, maintaining relationships, and getting our magazine out there.

CN: What qualities would you say are absolutely essential for a successful sales career?

  • Great human relations
  • Great communication skills
  • Persistence
  • Punctuality
  • Delivery
  • Commitment

CN: What do you like most about working as a media sales representative?

Meeting new people, building new connections, and improving my communication skills.

CN: What do you like least about it?

The rude reception one sometimes gets from clients, clients who don’t show up or arrive late, and promise breakers.

CN: What advice do you wish someone had given you as an undergraduate?

Be prepared.

CN: If there were any other career that you would choose, what would it be?

Application creation.

CN: Who are your role models?

I admire Mark Zuckerberg and Lee Shau Kee.

CN: Which books have really made a difference in the way you think and live?

48 Laws of Power

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