We placed Manjula in a fantastic job-share Receptionist position 6 months ago at construction firm Vaughan. We sat down recently to catch up and pick her brain…
Tell me a little about your role at Vaughan?
I have been employed by Vaughan for the last 6 months as a receptionist in a job share role.
What does a typical day for you involve?
A typical day at Vaughan Construction involves answering phone calls, meet and greet and sign in all visitors. Setting up meeting rooms with coffee/water. Monitoring and responding to emails including the info mail box. Maintain and order kitchen and stationery stock as well as organising couriers, catering and booking meeting rooms. Various admin tasks such as updating templates and typing construction minutes.
In your experience, what are some of the key attributes that make a successful Receptionist/Administrator??
Being friendly and professional whether it be over the phone or in person is very important as you’re the first contact for the business. Organisational skills as you are constantly multi-tasking and need to remain calm and efficient. Being in a job share role communication plays a big part so when handing over duties to Kate we ensure we have filled each other in on the day and also keep a diary to alert each other of jobs that need to be done.
If you could go back in time what advice would you have for yourself when you were first starting your career?
Keep learning and growing your skills.
How have you found working with Brook Recruitment?
Lucy from Brook has been fantastic! From our first casual meeting to placing me in my role within 2 weeks she made it a smooth transition for me and has followed up numerous times to make sure I am ok and happy in my new role. Thanks for all your support Brook Recruitment.