Raquel Forster about the working climate at Prime Re Solutions
Raquel Forster is a self-employed actress and presenter and works part time in Marketing for Prime Re Solutions. The actress holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Business Communications from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland and comes with several years of professional experience in communication departments of companies. In this interview she reflects on the working climate at PRS and reveals the main thing that, in her point of view, is crucial for success.
Please describe your function at PRS.
I’ve entered Prime Re Solutions in January 2018 and I have been responsible for marketing since then.
In your view, what makes up the success of PRS?
Everyone at PRS loves their work. You can tell it from the moment you enter the offices for the first time. It makes a big difference if people enjoy what they do or not. And you notice it very strongly that the people at PRS work with a lot of passion and drive. This is, for me, the definition of success: if you love what you do, you are automatically successful.
What do you like most about having direct contact with customers?
In direct contact with customers you sense their wishes immediately, which allows one to immediately present the right solution. I e.g. like it very much to organize the workshops for Prime Re Academy, because of the direct contact with the participants. When the workshop starts, I can also assign the appropriate face to each name, which is always nice.
Successes and failures shape our lives. From which did you learn most?
From failures. But as Albert Einstein aptly puts it: "You never fail until you stop trying." On the other hand, successes also show me that I'm on the right track.
In what field did you recently extend your qualifications?
I originally studied Journalism and Business Communication. However, since last year I have been working full-time as an actress and presenter. That is why I do a lot of training in this area, such as camera training and self-taping workshops etc.
As a child, did you have a dream job?
As a little girl, I have always wanted to become a professional ballet dancer, but after that, my heart's desire was to become an actress.
What would you do differently if you could start again from the beginning?
I would listen to myself from the very beginning and walk my own way, even if it completely differs from everyone else’s. It is not easy as an artist. Personally, I have made the experience that you always have to justify this career aspiration, because it is not really seen as a "profession". However, this is a misconception, because, as an artist, you work just as hard as in other professions. And if there were no artists, there would be no cinema, no television, no theatre, no art, etc. And I personally do not know anyone who does not appreciate culture. I hope for that reason, this view will change in the future.
What makes you angry?
Prejudices, arrogance and negative chatter.
What do you like doing most in your leisure time?
I – of course – love everything involved with film and movies, but I also enjoy doing a lot of sports, such as fitness, yoga, hiking, being in the fresh air in general as well as socializing with friends.
Raquel Forster in brief
Year of Birth:
Journalism and Communications
With PRS since:
Previous stops on the career path:
Several years of professional experience in communication departments of companies. Growing experience as an actress and presenter for films, commercials, events and videos.
Raquel Forster holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Business Communication from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland and comes with several years of professional experience in communication departments of companies. She works part time at PRS and is in charge of Marketing. Full-time, she is an actress. She has already appeared in several short films and commercials and presented both events and videos.