Ramil Cabrera connects people by managing branch sales and operations to achieve seamless communication.
Processing a multitude of services offered by Smart, a local telecommunications giant, he sees through client transactions and translates it to effective sales targets.
Cabrera, 38, has spent 11 years and present working at Smart Communications, Inc. “I applied my work for Smart through job recruitment online as a Fulfillment Officer. I’ve undergone a regular series of interviews and practical exams with almost a month of training as a requirement prior to my employment.” he said, looking back on how he started working for the company.
“Although I’m a licensed teacher by profession, somehow my excellent communications skills helped me a lot to perform well with my duties and responsibilities for the job.” Cabrera is a licensed educator by profession, he studied Bachelor of Science in Education at the Trinity University of Asia, Quezon City.
Cabrera works with one eye open. As a person with visual impairment, he explains this has never been an issue with his working environment: “I was never considered a weak employee and did not ask any special treatment. With only one-eye functioning, I proved myself worthy to the company. I was governed by the same rules, regulations and metrics applied to non-disabled persons as well.”
Self-motivation has always been his way to aim high on endeavours in life, sharing his personal mantra: “Our mind is like an eagle with wings, capable to soar into greater heights.”
His optimism and belief on career advancements, professional and personal growth has gotten him multiple accolades within the company, cited as Most Supportive Fulfillment Officer (2009), Most Outstanding Fulfillment Officer (2009), and 2nd Runner-Up Sales Officer/Nationwide Sales Achievement Target (2011), all in the good cause to connect with people.
Cabrera’s personal message to Persons With Disabilities
To all my co-persons with disabilities who want to strive to work specifically in a corporate world: First, we should be very competitive in terms of all responsibilities assigned to us. We must be dedicated enough and focus our mind to fulfill the assigned tasks. Always be productive daily and show your extraordinary efforts to work hard and be a team player, serving as an inspiration to our teammates. Lastly, we should know how to respect and work well with all our colleagues from different walks of life for a better and harmonious relationships to attain our daily goals in the office environment setting.
Also, serve a shining example of a versatile and capable employee with disability.