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How to make past waitressing skills look good on a receptionist resume?

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meagan_hart18 How do I make past waitressing skills look good on a receptionist resume?
Asked by meagan_hart18

I am applying to be a receptionist at an office. I want someone to give me ideas about how to write the summary and description of serving so that it applys to being a receptionist. I was also a lifeguard if you could do the same for this it would be great also. I already know that I need to put that I had good communication skills, and execellent at dealing with customer complaints and requests; etc I just need someone to put it in a professional way for me.

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Receptionist and Waitresses share many key tasks and you are quite right that many of the skills are transferable. Among them:

1) "Initial contact with the public, ensured that restaurant image and service quality was maintained"
2)."Welcomed guests made sure that they were comfortably seated"
3) "Identified guest needs or who they were there to meet “and took their order
4) "Relayed needs or order to the chef"
5) "Resolved customer related problems" related to serving process and or food orders 6) "informed management of compliments or problems made by customers"
7) "Excellent verbal communication skills, legible writing skills" (receptionist often have to write written notes, it is not all email...)
There are many more, but these are enough to add to a starter resume. As you can see they are many translatable skills. The language in brackets can be used as part of your resume.

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