In order to hire the right receptionist to represent your business, it’s necessary to first list the most vital responsibilities that person will have. If you receive a constant stream of office visitors, screen for receptionists with a polished, welcoming demeanor. You also want to be on the lookout for those who are truly interested in a receptionist’s role and not those who simply want to get a foot in your company’s door. When it comes time to conduct interviews, ask each candidate what they know about your company. If they don’t know anything, you’ll already have learned a lot about their preparation and overall interest in the job.
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