The role of a Receptionist is the first port of call from either answering the telephone at a company to letting people into the company for meetings and visits. You will need to have excellent communication skills and enjoy meeting people and ensuring that you follow the health and safety guidelines of the business through the form of signing in and out during a visit.
An employer will be looking for a good standard of general education to do this role. Ideally you will also have some idea of working in an office environment and have good administration skills. The role of a receptionist usually also takes on other administrative tasks such as dealing with the post, photocopying etc.
You will need to look and sound professional at all times during this role and be able to provide help and support to people calling into the business as well as helping people internally in the company.
If you have found a role in which you want to apply for, please see the below CV which you can use as an example.
Related: Receptionist Cover Letter
Receptionist CV Example Template
I am a professional individual who has experience in dealing with customers and clients through business. I enjoy running a rigid reception area where the telephone is answered quickly and customers and clients are dealt with efficiently.
I have a polite and mature manner and enjoy providing support and help to people I work with. I like to make a difference to their day and if I can improve it all the better.
I am self motivated and enthusiastic towards my work, I am always cheerful in my work and I am very keen to learn further skills in the area of administration to enable me to progress my career and take on more work as part of my receptionist role.
Date to Date or To Date – Receptionist – Where?
In my role as a Receptionist, I provide help and support to clients and customers on a daily basis. My responsibilities include:
- Meeting and greeting visitors to the business ensuring that they sign in and out correctly
- Answering the telephone and directing calls to the correct department, taking and passing messages on
- Dealing with email enquiries from customers
- Sending emails out to customers with new promotions/offers
- Making teas and coffees for meetings
- Running errands
- Keeping the reception area tidy and ready for visitors at all times.
University, College, School – For all include titles/subjects and qualifications
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Computer skills – MS Office, Excel???
Any switchboard experience, what systems or training?
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
What do you like to do outside of work?
Available on request.