Making a good first impression—for yourself and your company—is just one responsibility of a receptionist. You must also be able to answer calls, organize mail and other paperwork, schedule meetings and travel, and perform administrative tasks when necessary. You’ve got an important job—and this guide will help you write a killer resume that reflects that.
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Responsible front-desk receptionist with experience managing front office administration throughout a variety of diverse industries. Skilled at providing exceptional customer service, with the ability to handle multi-line phone systems, book travel, manage day-to-day and monthly schedules, and maintain reception and waiting areas.
Gentry, Inc., Minerville, OR
Greet guests, both in person and on the phone, to make them feel welcome
Handle incoming mail and delivery seamlessly to all office employees
Menlo Falls Insurance, Menlo Falls, OR
February 2015-June 2017
Maintained calendars, booked travel, and organized and prepared itineraries for executive management
Developed, implemented, and maintained effective filing systems, and placed orders for office supplies when inventory ran low
Serenity Spa, Easton, OR
June 2014-January 2015
Greeted clients and offered them refreshments and reading material, helping them to pass the time more pleasantly while waiting for their appointments
Collected and processed payment for services rendered
Shaker High School, Shaker, OR
High School Diploma
MS Office proficient
Able to present a positive image to office guests and clients
Inventory and supply management
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Don’t worry, be happy.
The best receptionists bring positive attitudes to all interactions. So, be sure to bring that same happy attitude into the language you use in your resume.
Talk about your employer.
You should talk about your success as an employee, of course, but as a receptionist, you are an integral part of the success of your employer. In addition to your own accomplishments, talk about how you helped your employer better do his job.
Keep it simple.
Another way to impress a recruiter is with a sleek, easily digestible resume design. Don’t be afraid to cut out irrelevant experience for the sake of improving readability. White space can go a long way toward making a resume more appealing.