Job Description

Receptionist Job Description

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Receptionist role and responsibilities

In addition to greeting and receiving callers or visitors, a receptionist also:

  • Asks for a caller's or visitor's name
  • Notifies colleague that a visitor has arrived
  • Guides caller to destination
  • Records name, time of call, nature of business and person called upon
  • Arranges appointments
  • Occasionally handles day-to-day office and supply management
  • Generally reports to a supervisor or manager

Receptionist job skill set

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Positive demeanor

Experience and qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area

Frequent receptionist job interview questions

The interview is one of the most critical steps in your job search. Give truthful answers, even if they're not necessarily the answers you think the interviewer wants to hear.

  1. Do you enjoy working with and interacting with people?
  2. Can you describe your previous receptionist experience?
  3. What do you know about our company and services?
  4. Have you had to follow security protocols before?
  5. How would you handle a potentially irate visitor?

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Career Advancement

Depending on the path, a receptionist can become:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Administrative supervisor
  • Office manager
  • Executive assistant

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