Aspire Journeys

Customer Service Representative Journey

  • 60 Courses | 22h 17m 7s
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Success is both an outcome and a mindset. Customer service professionals who wish to provide a truly exceptional level of customer service approach each interaction with the right mindset and attitude. Since customer needs lie at the heart of every service interaction, CSR's must be able to identify both their stated and unstated needs whether by phone, e-mail, live chat, in person, or by other methods. Customer support professionals use a combination of skills to analyze beyond the stated requirements to uncover the full spectrum of customer needs. This Journey is based on real-time market information from Burning Glass Technologies and focuses on the role of the Customer Service Representative (CSR) within organizations.

Basics of Customer Service

As a customer service representative (CSR), creating a support culture that focuses on your customers' needs is key.  Learn more about the basics of customer service.

  • 13 Courses | 5h 15m 17s

Communication Skills

Effectively communicating with customers increases customer satisfaction and projects service excellence.  Learn more about communication.

  • 12 Courses | 4h 31m 27s

Problem Solving

Solving problems requires strategic thinking. You need to ask the right people the right questions to get to the source of the issue and find the solution.  Learn more about problem solving.

  • 12 Courses | 4h 17s

Detail-oriented and Organizational Skills

If you want to manage your schedule and make your time count, you have to be organized. But to stay organized, you need to check your progress. This mean developing schedule management skills. The stress and potential for mistakes grows when you don't spend time organizing your time.  Learn more about being detail-oriented and increase your organizational skills.

  • 12 Courses | 4h 36m 30s

Professionalism, Accountability, & Ethics

Everyone must also answer to an inner boss, a personal, internal voice that provides guidance on whether the job is done as well as you can do it. Accepting personal accountability means your setting demanding standards and committing to meeting them.  Learn more about professionalism, accountability, and ethics.

  • 11 Courses | 3h 53m 36s

COURSES INCLUDED

Customer Service: Adapting to Your Customers' Cues
The ability to support a customer is keenly enhanced by a greater understanding of the customer’s mood, communication style, and knowledge of the product or service in question. From the first moments of interaction, the customer will be giving cues in each of these areas. Interaction with customers requires planning, active listening, and a conscious effort to adjust your communication and support approach based on your customer's cues. In this course, you'll learn how to recognize and read customer cues, and how to use them to adapt your support strategy to each individual customer. You'll also explore how to overcome common pitfalls customer service agents face in assessing their customer’s cues. This course was developed with subject matter provided by NueBridge (www.nuebridge.com) which has extensive expertise in customer experience and management across multiple industries around the world.
7 videos | 40m has Assessment available Badge
Customer Service: Interpreting Customers’ Service Priorities
CSRs who can identify their customers' priorities are able to make the best decisions on how to serve the customer. A customer’s priorities may be both explicit (stated clearly or obvious) and implicit (unsaid or unexpected). Understanding the scope and interdependence of these priorities allows you to better address each customer’s implicit needs and help you deliver a higher level of service. In this course, you’ll learn to distinguish customer priorities as either explicit or implicit, and to describe how speed influences customer perception. You’ll also learn strategies to decrease the amount of effort the customer has to expend in getting issues resolved, methods to demonstrate your presence for customers in service interactions, and strategies to help you balance priorities during a customer service interaction. This course was developed with subject matter provided by NueBridge (www.nuebridge.com) which has extensive expertise in customer experience and management across multiple industries around the world.
7 videos | 33m has Assessment available Badge
Customer Service: Discovering Customer Needs
Customer needs lie at the heart of every service interaction. In order to fully support the customer, we must be able to identify both their stated and unstated needs. Customer support professionals use a combination of skills to analyze beyond the stated requirements to uncover the full spectrum of customer needs. In this course, you’ll learn the service advantages of being able to identify your customers' needs. You’ll learn best practices for discerning both stated and unstated needs in a service interaction and how to avoid problems and pitfalls in needs exploration. You'll also learn techniques to help you exceed your customers' needs and you'll explore scenarios that put these practices into action. This course was developed with subject matter provided by NueBridge (www.nuebridge.com) which has extensive expertise in customer experience and management across multiple industries around the world.
8 videos | 40m has Assessment available Badge
Customer Service: Fostering a Service Mindset
Success is both an outcome and a mindset. Professionals who wish to provide a truly exceptional level of customer service approach each interaction with the right mindset and attitude. Without understanding how mindset impacts service ability, you compromise your potential and that of the organization, which ultimately results in a poor customer service experience. Focusing on your service mindset and attitude will ensure your professional values will manifest in each service interaction. In this course, you’ll learn how moving to a different mindset can help you deliver outstanding customer service, and what key practices can help establish a good personal mindset for any service situation. You’ll also learn to recognize how professional values manifest during customer service interactions, how to develop an attitude of a customer service professional, and what strategies demonstrate a customer-centric service mindset. This course was developed with subject matter provided by NueBridge (www.nuebridge.com) which has extensive expertise in customer experience and management across multiple industries around the world.
7 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge
Customer Service: Engaging with Customers
Customer service is customer engagement. And as a customer service representative, you don’t often get to see happy, smiling customers, excited by their new service, new device, new outfit, or new opportunity. You get to see them when the new thing isn’t working. Or isn’t the right color. Or may not be billed correctly. And then you get to try to make them happy again. In this course, you’ll learn proven techniques customer service professionals can use to boost their self-confidence, better engage with their customers, and demonstrate flexibility and efficiency in the problem-solving process. This course was developed with subject matter provided by NueBridge (www.nuebridge.com) which has extensive expertise in customer experience and management across multiple industries around the world.
7 videos | 34m has Assessment available Badge
Customer Service: Generating Effective Solutions
Customer service is all about finding the right solution for every client. CSRs who can quickly determine the underlying causes and issues associated with a customer’s problem are more likely to generate fast and effective solutions. In this course, you’ll examine proven techniques to find the root cause of a problem, align a right-fit solution, and deliver a final resolution. You’ll recognize how to arm yourself with the information you need before and during an interaction, and learn the solution steps in a process-based approach to customer service. You’ll also learn approaches for addressing common obstacles encountered during customer service interactions, indications when a call should be escalated to a higher tier of service, and explore strategies to take customer service solutions to the next level. This course was developed with subject matter provided by NueBridge (www.nuebridge.com) which has extensive expertise in customer experience and management across multiple industries around the world.
7 videos | 36m