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Receptionist

32 Interview Questions & Answers

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What in the past demonstrates your ability to handle this position?
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How do you prioritize when you have three phone calls on hold, and a customer waiting in front of your desk?
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Tell me what working habits you have that set you apart from everyone else?
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How well have you gotten along with coworkers in the past?
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Why are you the best fit for this job?
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Do you mind working late hours during busy seasons at our office?
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Give me an example of when you pleased a customer very much?
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What are you trying to accomplish when answering the phone?
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What office skills do you currently possess?
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Give me three reasons why you would be the best fit for the job?
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After three months on the job, where do you see your performance being?
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Do you enjoy socializing with customers?
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What did you like most about your previous receptionist position?
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A Receptionist is not the most exciting job, how would you make it fun?
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Describe a situation when you had an angry customer contact you?
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What experiences do you have as a receptionist?
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Are you proficient in Microsoft Office?
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Have you ever called off work when you really could have went?
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Do you tend to give into customer complaints?
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At our office, the receptionist job is more than just handling phone calls, what have you done outside of that job description at your other receptionist position?
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Give me an example of when you made a customer really unhappy?
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Tell me about your last job. How does it relate to working for my office as a receptionist?
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Have you ever been in a stressful situation at work? How did you handle it?
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Have you ever been yelled at by a customer before? How did you handle the situation?
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How did your typical greeting go at your last position?
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If you are given multiple tasks at one particular point during the day, while the phone is ringing off the hook, how would you handle your tasks while still answering phone calls?
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How long are you looking to stay at this position if you were hired?
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Did you miss any days at work last year?
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What is the most important task about being a receptionist?
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Why should you become this office's receptionist?
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Would you consider yourself a friendly person?
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Are you an organized person? Give me an example that demonstrates this.
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