Case Study of Joe
For several years Joe, a sales assistant in a telecoms shop, had been trying to develop himself as an international trader spending his weekends and most evenings in front of a computer screen, engaged in conference calls speaking to other friends trying to facilitate transactions. The nature of the industry, and the promise of a 'close' kept him motivated, continually exchanging documents with others online he had never met, documents such as 'fee protection agreements' or 'full corporate offers' all of which incidentally have no validity in the real world of international business.
It was at this point, after several years of not even closing one transaction that Joe had his first real contact with an accredited trained CRT trader who advised and guided him. Joe's initial reaction was total surprise that for so many years he had effectively been wrong, he had wasted his time even taking huge risks sending his banking details online to complete strangers, moreover wasted a lot of time and money for nothing.
Joe took the advice of his new friend and began the process of developing himself professionally, enrolled onto the CRT Academy, and began the process of learning, soon after completion was a fully-fledged member of the professional CRT and found himself in a lot strong position than he even imagined.
Eventually within a short period of time 'closed' his first elusive deal of trading with lentils, which then went onto a wheat transaction, and then sugar, and then continued into the energy industry with coal.
Joe, as an accredited professional trader is now working for himself as a successful businessman, developing his professional capacity, attending meetings and helping to shape policy direction of the industry through participation with his regional national standards body, and making a huge difference to not only himself but the market he engages with.
Joe in his own words describes the difference with the old system and his new career like the academic difference between kindergarten and university. He no longer sends or uses paperwork like the FCO or the MFPA, and is pleased that that he will close every single transaction he involves himself in, moreover receives his fees before the end supplier is paid. Joe now a successful businessman and trader is only one of many examples of how education and accreditation has helped an individual not only become a professional but also help to change his financial income for the better.