If you are looking to work in an office environment as a receptionist then you will have a good mixture of administration experience and also of reception experience. This type of role will usually be referred to in a smaller office environment where the office receptionist wears many different hats.
You will need to be a confident communicator, be prepared to learn and know about the business you are working for as a whole as mainly you will be first point of contact. You will need to be organised and thorough and have a keen interest in learning and developing your own career.
If you have seen a role you are interested in applying for, please see the below example which you can use as a guide.
Office Receptionist CV Example
I am a good administrator who has spent the past 5 years working in an admin/reception role. I am a strong communicator and feel that I communicate well with others. I am self motivated and have mainly worked in standalone roles; however I am more than happy when working as a team.
I am a very efficient person who enjoys working to tight deadlines and learning new challenges. I am keen to keep learning new skills and becoming a specialist in my area. I have a good mixture of skills in the administration and reception areas and would like to develop this further over time.
Date to Date or To Date – Office Receptionist – Where?
In my role as an Office receptionist it is my role to take calls and queries from customers and visitors to the business. My responsibilities include:
- Arrange meetings with customers/visitors coming to the business
- General admin and accounts in the office
- Ordering of new stationery and general items for the office
- Signing people in and out
- Taking calls and passing on messages
- Organising drinks and any food for the office
- Keeping the reception and office area clean and tidy
University, College, School – For all include titles/subjects and qualifications.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Computer skills – MS Office, Excel??? Anything relevant, industry specific packages?
Any specific industry packages related to that company role?
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
What do you like to do outside of work? – This gives the employer a feel for you as a person although this is not essential.
Available on request.