Receptionists work at the front desk of an organization where they are required to assist customers and visitors. They greet them, provide any information asked for and escort them to the right department or person. They answer and transfer telephone calls, take and relay messages and manage correspondence and incoming email as well.
Entry level receptionists are trained on-the-job to perform all these functions and much more. Since they are expected to create and maintain a welcoming environment for customers, they are hired following much precision as not every candidate is capable of doing this.
Writing an entry level receptionist cover letter is difficult. People attempting to do so usually get stuck at what to write owing to the popular belief that a cover letter is all about experience. The good news is that a cover letter is not all about experience. While previous experience may make you a stronger candidate, it is actually your skills and qualifications as a receptionist which will make a prospective employer’s eyes pop!
If you are in the process of applying for an entry level position as a receptionist, the following cover letter will provide you with a great idea how to write your own.
691 Boaters Hall Drive
Lakewood, WA 89000
carol.reeves @ email . com
February 14, 2016
Mr. Steve Macmillan
Manager Human Resources
478 Core Stance Road
Lakewood, WA 78200
Dear Mr. Macmillan:
I have recently graduated from ABC High School and am interested in working at the front desk of Atrium. Sarah Harrington who works as an executive secretary at your company, informed me about a job opening of a receptionist at Atrium. I would like to avail this opportunity to utilize my great secretarial and time-management skills for the growth of your company.
While performing as a volunteer at the school’s office for two weeks, I was provided with a great opportunity to learn about customer service principles and operate a multi-line telephone exchange. I am familiar with scheduling meetings and appointments to provide a strong administrative support system to the office. Moreover, I am able to work efficiently in a fast-paced and high volume environment because of my interest in interacting with diverse people. Likewise, I possess a great stamina and self-control when it comes to handling irate customers. My great problem resolution capability would help me handling any crisis situation in a controlled manner.
I am very excited at the prospect of working as a Receptionist at Atrium, and would like to meet with you to discuss my qualifications in detail. I will call your office after one week to set up an interview. Alternately, I may be reached on my cellular phone at (333) 000-3333, should you need to contact me in the interim.
Thank you for your time and consideration.