If you are interested in being a receptionist for a large organisation then this is known as a Corporate Receptionist. For this role, apart from exceptional reception and telephone skills, you will need to be used to working for a big company with possibly a very big switchboard and many extension numbers.
Usually in large organisations the role of a receptionist is just that, you rarely get the opportunity to do anything else due to the high volume of calls that come into the building that need answering and passing on messages and dealing with queries.
You will need to be able to learn new names, departments and extension numbers quickly and be very efficient in your role.
If you have found a role in which you are keen to apply for, please see the below example covering letter which you can use as a guide.
Related: Receptionist Cover Letters
Corporate Receptionist Cover Letter Example
222 Every Road, Any Town, AA1 1BB
Mrs Jane Smith
Application for the role of Corporate Receptionist
I would like to apply for the role of Corporate Receptionist which I have seen advertised in (which publication, when and any job reference).
I am an experienced receptionist with over three year’s experience. I have been used to operating switchboards and being responsible for taking calls and passing them onto the right person or department and taking messages as well as dealing with general queries.
I am a professional person with a good telephone manner. I understand the importance of dealing with calls efficiently and effectively and being of assistance to the callers. I have done other general administration tasks as part of my role as well as ensuring that visitors to the building sign in and out and know the basics of health and safety whilst they are in the building and where they need to go during their visit.
I have enclosed my CV for your consideration. I can provide two referees related to my previous employment. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV.