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I’m the Director of First Impressions

AKA Receptionist 😉

This week I started a new contract at Artisan Recruitment. And I kinda like the fancy title of Director of First Impressions.

This is my first receptionist job and my main responsibility is to make everyone feel welcome (on the phone and in person). And to make sure the office is presentable. Good thing I enjoy talking to people and cleaning!

But to be honest I was a little nervous about working the switchboard. When I think of a telephone switchboard these kinds of images pop into my head.😆

Now, I know that’s silly… And what I should be seeing is something like this which in my opinion is just as scary! 😵

Lucky for me it was nothing like that AT ALL! The system they use is all computer based. It even has an app that you can download to your smartphone. The system is called Jabber. It’s super easy to use.

The rest of the recruitment portal was pretty straightforward too. So I was up and running in no time.

I’m enjoying talking to candidates and answering their initial questions about the recruitment process. Many of them are so grateful to just speak to an actual human being.

All in all, it’s been a fun week! I’m enjoying working with a broader team and getting back into a company environment has been smooth sailing.

I guess it’s like the saying goes… It’s like riding a bike, you never forget…. (Although I’ve never learnt to ride a bike 🤔… that’s a story for another time!)