I have just started my career in a Banking organization.
Banking organizations need customers and deposits. So I am given a quarterly target to open some new accounts and to collect fixed-deposits. My performance will be monitored and it will work as an impetus for my promotions and benefits.
My bank, undoubtedly, doesn't have the best line of products but still I am asked to market and collect customers. That seems to be an impossible task to me.
I have no acquaintance in the area in which I am posted. So I tried to build acquaintance by starting at the commercial-building in which our bank-branch is situated. But I actually don't know how to do accomplish the task. So I have had to give up after a bad start. I contacted three people in three shops. Two of them directly refused. And, to the last one, I actually didn't dare to propose.
I am also somewhat depressed with my job. I didn't know that a banking organization actually put pressures on desk-officers for hunting customers. Also, I feel mean to ask ordinary people. This feels like begging.
Can anyone please tell me how to start my task and how to accomplish it?
How to keep up the flow of customers and deposits in the long run?