Cyrene Tara Tapan-Sicuya – Customer Loyalty Specialist and Administrator
Hello, I’m Cyrene and welcome to my life!
Let me start with my roots. My parents were childhood sweethearts. They were so in love, and when I came into existence, together we formed a happy family. I was the first grandchild of the family on both my Mum’s and Dad’s sides. Then sadly, when I turned two, a very tragic event happened… I lost my Dad due to an accident.
About four or five years after, my Mum re-married and we became an even bigger family! I became an instant sister to my five step-siblings: four brothers and one sister. I grew up helping my Mum take care of my younger siblings. And the role of being the eldest helped me mature early and taught me to be responsible and caring.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Nursing through the help of my uncles and aunts – as they promised my Dad they would help and support my educational needs. After graduation, I took the board exams three times, but had no luck in claiming my license – I guess it simply was not to be.
In 2011 I started working in the BPO industry. I was assigned to a UK Telco company, and that’s where I met my boyfriend of six years.
Fast forward to 2016, I heard about ‘work from home’ opportunities, but there was a struggle in landing a job. I was scared of being scammed (not being paid after performing the work). So I did some research and joined some online platforms and groups. The thought of me working remotely was exciting because I no longer wanted to waste time traveling to work and struggle through the everyday traffic of the metro.
Good things started happening in 2017. That’s when I made the decision to resign from the BPO office and officially started working from home. Apart from fulfilling my dream job, another blessing came… at the end of October I discovered I was pregnant with my first child. Then December last year my husband and I had our church wedding.
Now that I have my own family, my desire for working from home has been strengthened. And there’s a little one who inspires me and motivates me to do my very best. I also want to help my husband in securing our little one’s future financially without being away from them.
Thanks for reading my story! I hope you’ll consider me when seeking your Virtual Assistant.
For a copy of Cyrene’s resume please click here.