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Receptionist Jobs in Hemsworth

Job Description

The primary task of a receptionist is to answer the phone, greet customers as they enter the company and help out a company with basic clerical duties and tasks. 

The Skills Required

To become a receptionist, you will need to have:

  • a friendly and confident personality
  • a smart appearance
  • good spoken and written communication skills
  • the ability to stay calm under pressure
  • the ability to be polite but firm when dealing with difficult, impatient or upset people
  • good organisational skills
  • basic IT skills
  • the ability to follow safety and security procedures, and put them into effect
  • the ability to use office equipment such as switchboards, fax machines and photocopiers
  • an interest in the work of the organisation

Qualifications

You may not need any formal qualifications to start work as a receptionist, although some employers will prefer you to have GCSEs, particularly in English and maths. IT skills like word processing, and the ability to use the internet and email may also be helpful.

Good customer care skills and an excellent telephone manner could also give you an advantage when looking for work.

​Hemsworth is a town and civil parish on the edge of West Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it forms part of the City of Wakefield, and has a population of 13,311, increasing to 15,350 for the ward in the City of Wakefield Council at the 2011 Census. It was a one-industry town, where coal mining employed the vast majority of residents, and the closure of the pits during the 1980s led to huge levels of unemployment and deprivation in the area. Hemsworth, along with nearby villages such as Ackworth, Fitzwilliam, Havercroft, Ryhill, South Elmsall and South Kirkby was made into a special regeneration area, and fortunes have improved as a result. The Hemsworth constituency is famous for being the place where Labour votes were said to be "weighed rather than counted" during the 1960s and 1970s, but the town is not even so heavily Labour-voting as it once was. The town's Member of Parliament is Jon Trickett, a former leader of Leeds council. The A628 runs right next to Hemsworth making it easily accessible via road vehicles.

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