Receptionists are the faces of a business’ office. They are administrators who perform meet and greets, tours, organise parking, meetings, and see to the comfort of guests and visitors to their office. Usually, they work from a lobby or from the front/main desk of the office.
To be a successful receptionist, you have to have a high level of organisation. They should be able to coordinate the movements and meetings of other people, as well as keep an orderly filing system have readily accessible contact information for their co-workers and any professionals that might be needed in case of emergencies.
Self-motivation is also hugely important, as you’ll be setting up your own procedures and organisational practices.
Generally, receptionists have completed a secondary education and have a good grasp of English and a command of basic mathematics. Typing skills, as well as knowledge of filing and organisational software is highly regarded.