Have some knowledge to the company or office that you are going to apply for. If it’s a new industry Make sure it’s something that you like and interest in. Be open minded and be eager to learn not only the position you are applying for the other positions that you may want to go for in the future, take notes and do your training. Be helpful, and be aware of what task that need to be done or if any one else needs help with if your done with your current responsibilities. Know that your the first point of contact with incoming calls or emails, keep all files if there are any neat and in order, get acclimated with the equipment(computer,printer, copier,fax ect… 😊 be respectful, polite and know how to handle unexpected situations these are just some of the things I would advise for any receptionist. And sorry if I gave more then what you asked lol or if you have any other questions don’t be afraid to ask hope I was helpful if anything else. And hope you are blessed where ever you may end up applying. And p.s always remember you might be walking into a mess that has to be cleaned up
Know if you are qualified to do the job.
I agree. I actually smile while talking to ensure I'm being genuine. Also, as receptionist, make sure you stay close to your station most times. The business depends on you being consistently present.
As the receptionist, you are the first contact for that company, therefore, you represent them. You will want to be professional, polite, and eager to assist. Many receptionist positions also involve other office tasks that will need to be catered to while answering calls, etc. Do not be on your personal phone, play games, or dilly dally on the clock otherwise, as this can be especially tempting when you’re in front of a computer all day. Be proactive and ask to assist in any tasks available if you find you are in need of something to do. Smile, be courteous and quick.
I think every job experience has been that and has build on my career. TAKE ON EACH JOB THAT IT WILL BE YOUR BEST JOB, AND NEVER LOOK BACK ON THE BAD ONES..it will always be growth.
Helps the company overall and in turn you can learn more about the company and how to be of service to clients and other employees. It is a great stepping- stone to start. I love interacting with people which I have does for the last 13 years.
Be polite and make sure they can multitask and have a friendly personality..thats the main thing..friendly and not arrogant..and if they dont have experience they are willing to learn..someones smile can go a long way no matter the experience or schooling..
To listen why the client is calling and then repeat the reason back to them. Listening is an important tool to apply as the gatekeeper must fully understand in order to help with a resolution.
Hi- I just thought I would post here. I'm trying to find an Office Position. I have Receptionist/Office Assistant/Clerical Assistant experience. I've had a couple interviews I thought I had it. I think my age may be factering in. I just turned 65 last week. I have alot of experience & general office skills. Any ideas for me? Thanks! #jobsearch #ageism #receptionist #advice