Sample resume for a receptionist

Does your resume answer the call of hiring managers? Use these writing tips to put your best skills forward.

Sample resume for a receptionist

Receptionist resume sample.

Does your resume answer the call when it comes to conveying your skills for the best receptionist jobs? To be a successful candidate for receptionist jobs, resume expert Kim Isaacs says it helps to have a comprehensive resume. 

View the receptionist resume sample she created below, and download the receptionist resume template in Word. And if you need more tips, the experts at Monster's Resume Writing Service can help you craft a strong resume that can get you noticed.

Additionally, you can learn more about administrative careers on Monster.


Receptionist Resume Sample

Sometown, IA 57000
(555) 555-5555 | | LinkedIn URL

Diligent, Reliable and Friendly Receptionist

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


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)

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.
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.
Sometown, IA
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

How to get receptionist jobs

Once your receptionist resume is polished and ready to go, it's time to get it in front of the right people. Need some help finding companies hiring receptionists? You're in the right place. Join Monster today. As a member, you can upload up to five versions of your resume—each tailored to highlight your different strengths (time management, data entry, client satisfaction, etc.). Recruiters search Monster every day to find qualified candidates for top receptionist jobs. Make sure you're on their call list.