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Sample resume for a receptionist

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Sample resume for a receptionist

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Receptionist Resume Sample

AVERY JONES
Sometown, IA 57000
(555) 555-5555 | someone@somedomain.com | LinkedIn URL

Diligent, Reliable and Friendly Receptionist

Customer Service Expert  | MS Office "Power User" | Professional At All Times | Positive Attitude

OFFICE AND COMPUTER SKILLS

Office Skills:
Telephone & Front Desk Reception, Customer Service, Filing, Database & Records Management, Executive & Administrative Support, Reports & Spreadsheets, Complaint Handling, Data Entry (75 WPM)
Computer Skills:
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, Outlook, Windows Vista/XP, Social Media Management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

XYZ CORPORATION, Sometown, IA
Receptionist, 3/15 to Present

Excel at handling a variety of customer service and administrative tasks and resolve customer issues with expediency.

  • Demonstrated proficiencies in telephone and front-desk reception within a high-volume environment. Calmed upset/angry customers, researched and rapidly solved problems and rebuilt client trust to prevent the loss of key accounts.
  • Led "cleanup" of company database and files. Restored organization to personnel, financial and operational records and accelerated data input, processing and retrieval times.
  • Consistently praised by management for the quality and timeliness of reports, attention to detail, exemplary customer service delivery and team-player attitude.
2007-2008
ABC college, Sometown, IA
Receptionist, 3/07 to 2/15

Served as first point of contact for students, faculty and staff calling or visiting the main office.

  • Operated campus switchboard and provided prompt, courteous and knowledgeable assistance.
  • Transformed previously manual processes relating to vendor/supplier records into an efficient, computerized system.
  • Exposed overcharges and double billing to recover $5,000 in erroneous payments and prevent their recurrence.
EDUCATION
Sometown, IA
SOMETOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
AS in Business
  • "Avery is a first-rate administrative support professional...excels in organizing our busy office… ensures all of our customers' needs are taken care of…truly an exceptional employee..." -- Excerpts from 2010 Performance Review

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