It only took Jesse Chadwick four days to be promoted at Pure Octane Talent after he was hired on board last month.
Chadwick accepted an entry level marketing associate position with the firm in October and was bumped up to a trainer in less than a week after he started.
The 29-year-old says the owner of Pure Octane Talent, Andre Zahrebelny, believed in him and therefore wanted to take a chance on him.
“He [Andre] said that I seemed confident so he just wanted to keep moving me through,” Chadwick said. “I enjoy being a trainer because I get to teach people.
“And as you teach, you also learn things about yourself.”
As a trainer, Chadwick helps new employees transition into the entry level position and teaches them how to market and promote their clients’ products to customers during daily showcase events inside Canadian Tire.
“It’s [trainer and entry level position] not just a sales position but it’s a teaching position,” he said. “Whether you are starting in the entry level position or promoted to a trainer, you have to educate costumers on the products that you are promoting.”
Just like many current entry level candidates who are currently working in the showcase event business, Chadwick is certain that he has found the right career path.
After graduating from Centennial College in Toronto for automotive mechanics, he packed his bags and moved to Japan to teach English for a year. He then spent seven more years in the country working in construction, a banquet hall and a bar manager where he trained several other bartenders.
Eight years later, he returned to Toronto and was employed by the Keg Steakhouse & Bar. But he was looking for something more. So he began sending out his resume and landed with Pure Octane Talent.
“I took this job because this company gives you the opportunity to work for yourself and be your own boss,” Chadwick said. “I want to be an owner of my own company for showcase events one day.”
Chadwick also said that he chose Pure Octane because of the variety of customers he meets everyday which keeps him positive.
“There’s so many nice people out there,” he said. “There’s a lot of grumpy ones too but I focus on the ones who are nice to you.
“I think we should take care of those [nice] people and help them out because that’s what the job is about.”