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JEWLERY STORE RECEPTIONIST: From Art Galleries To A Jewelry Store

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Parijat, a jewelry store receptionist, spends her typical day speaking with clients and handling the social media aspect of her company. She comes from a background of working in art galleries where she sold jewelry and folk art pieces, which landed her in her job at a high end jewelry store.

Degree: Art History
Job Title: Jewelry Store Receptionist

Job Summary: Receptionists and Information Clerks

Job Description

Receptionists perform various administrative tasks, including answering telephones and giving information to the public and customers. Information clerks provide administrative and clerical support in a variety of settings. They help maintain records, collect data and information, and respond to customers’ questions or concerns.

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Limited term on-the-job training can be expected.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $35,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
22 to 26 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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m='11270'>company.</span> <span m='11930'>They</span> <span m='12030'>do</span> <span m='12400'>Indian</span> <span m='12750'>jewelry.</span> <span m='13120'>And</span> <span m='13220'>then</span> <span m='13290'>they sell</span> <span m='14260'>European</span> <span m='14810'>watched</span> <span m='15540'>and</span> <span m='17820'>just</span> <span m='18100'>jewelry.</span> </p><p><span m='19000'>I</span> <span m='19130'>come</span> <span m='19400'>in.</span> <span m='19700'>I</span> <span m='19770'>clock</span> <span m='20310'>in.</span> <span m='21720'>I</span> <span m='21880'>go</span> <span m='22120'>to</span> <span m='22220'>my</span> <span m='22390'>desk,</span> <span m='23650'>get</span> <span m='23830'>on</span> <span m='23970'>my</span> <span m='24090'>computer.</span> <span m='24940'>And</span> <span m='25640'>I</span> <span m='26655'>either</span> <span m='27450'>start</span> <span m='27830'>inputting</span> <span m='28300'>data</span> <span m='28790'>and</span> <span m='28900'>updating</span> <span m='29950'>our</span> <span m='30280'>files,</span> <span m='31060'>our</span> <span m='31190'>client</span> <span m='31560'>files,</span> <span m='32100'>or</span> <span m='33020'>I</span> <span m='33270'>start</span> <span m='33620'>calling</span> <span m='34040'>clients</span> <span m='34760'>with</span> <span m='35000'>either</span> <span m='35260'>courtesy</span> <span m='35750'>calls</span> <span m='36320'>to let</span> <span m='36520'>them</span> <span m='36650'>know</span> <span m='38520'>like</span> <span m='38800'>maybe</span> <span m='39060'>that a</span> <span m='39250'>warranty</span> <span m='39600'>is up</span> <span m='40420'>or</span> <span m='41030'>that</span> <span m='41180'>we</span> <span m='41320'>have</span> <span m='41500'>an</span> <span m='41580'>exhibition</span> <span m='42170'>coming</span> <span m='42540'>up.</span> </p><p><span m='43050'>Our</span> <span m='43160'>main</span> <span m='43540'>goal</span> <span m='43920'>is</span> <span m='44200'>to</span> <span m='44370'>get</span> <span m='45150'>more</span> <span m='45390'>social</span> <span m='45870'>media</span> <span m='46490'>input.</span> <span m='47400'>And</span> <span m='47600'>so</span> <span m='48260'>I</span> <span m='48430'>try to</span> <span m='48660'>get</span> <span m='48840'>people's</span> <span m='49230'>emails</span> <span m='49700'>so we</span> <span m='49860'>can</span> <span m='49930'>start</span> <span m='50160'>emailing</span> <span m='50580'>them</span> <span m='50770'>and</span> <span m='51160'>getting</span> <span m='51450'>them</span> <span m='51640'>used</span> <span m='51990'>to</span> <span m='53640'>contacting</span> <span m='54260'>us</span> <span m='54840'>online</span> <span m='55910'>and</span> <span m='56550'>looking</span> <span m='56890'>up</span> <span m='57010'>our</span> <span m='57160'>merchandise,</span> <span m='57920'>not</span> <span m='58140'>only</span> <span m='59020'>coming</span> <span m='59310'>into</span> <span m='59470'>the</span> <span m='59580'>store.</span> <span m='59780'>Because</span> <span m='59980'>most</span> <span m='60210'>of our</span> <span m='60610'>clients are</span> <span m='60820'>60</span> <span m='61260'>plus,</span> <span m='61590'>they</span> <span m='61700'>come</span> <span m='62050'>into</span> <span m='62300'>the</span> <span m='62420'>store.</span> <span m='63045'>They'll</span> <span m='63440'>come</span> <span m='63650'>all the</span> <span m='63720'>way from</span> <span m='64030'>Arizona</span> <span m='64769'>when</span> <span m='64900'>they're</span> <span m='65040'>shopping.</span> <span m='66050'>So</span> <span m='66380'>you</span> <span m='66510'>know,</span> <span m='66730'>that's</span> <span m='66920'>a</span> <span m='66990'>four</span> <span m='67320'>hour</span> <span m='67520'>trip</span> <span m='67850'>because</span> <span m='68030'>I</span> <span m='68100'>work</span> <span m='68280'>in</span> <span m='68380'>Southern</span> <span m='68670'>California.</span> <span m='69870'>So</span> <span m='70880'>getting</span> <span m='71260'>them</span> <span m='71600'>to</span> <span m='72165'>not</span> <span m='72610'>just</span> <span m='72880'>come</span> <span m='73200'>in,</span> <span m='73360'>but to</span> <span m='73690'>look</span> <span m='74060'>online</span> <span m='74760'>and</span> <span m='75680'>buy</span> <span m='75880'>more</span> <span m='76020'>that</span> <span m='76230'>way</span> <span m='76600'>is</span> <span m='76780'>important.</span> </p><p><span m='77560'>The</span> <span m='77910'>way</span> <span m='78240'>I</span> <span m='78270'>got</span> <span m='78540'>the</span> <span m='78650'>job</span> <span m='78940'>is</span> <span m='79050'>actually</span> <span m='79530'>because</span> <span m='79920'>I've</span> <span m='80090'>worked</span> <span m='80400'>at</span> <span m='80620'>galleries.</span> <span m='81610'>And</span> <span m='82400'>some</span> <span m='82560'>of</span> <span m='82610'>the</span> <span m='82700'>galleries</span> <span m='83130'>sold</span> <span m='83530'>either</span> <span m='84210'>folk</span> <span m='84520'>jewelry</span> <span m='85570'>or</span> <span m='86130'>folk</span> <span m='86280'>art.</span> <span m='86870'>And</span> <span m='87200'>so</span> <span m='88200'>I</span> <span m='88250'>had</span> <span m='88560'>a</span> <span m='89230'>sales</span> <span m='89510'>background,</span> <span m='89900'>and</span> <span m='90290'>I</span> <span m='90750'>got the job,</span> <span m='91210'>even</span> <span m='91410'>though</span> <span m='91530'>I</span> <span m='91630'>don't</span> <span m='91920'>sell</span> <span m='92250'>it.</span> <span m='92410'>What</span> <span m='92540'>I</span> <span m='92620'>do</span> <span m='92910'>I</span> <span m='93050'>am</span> <span m='93950'>mainly</span> <span m='94230'>behind</span> <span m='94580'>the</span> <span m='94650'>scenes.</span> </p><p><span m='95830'>Well,</span> <span m='96050'>I</span> <span m='96140'>didn't</span> <span m='96590'>know</span> <span m='97000'>the</span> <span m='97090'>gold</span> <span m='97440'>price</span> <span m='97860'>varied</span> <span m='98710'>so</span> <span m='98970'>frequently.</span> <span m='103450'>I</span> <span m='103620'>learned</span> <span m='103790'>a</span> <span m='103920'>little</span> <span m='104170'>bit.</span> <span m='104460'>I</span> <span m='104760'>We</span> <span m='104990'>get</span> <span m='105140'>to</span> <span m='105250'>work</span> <span m='105550'>the</span> <span m='105910'>workman</span> <span m='106440'>who</span> <span m='106880'>makes</span> <span m='107240'>jewelry.</span> <span m='108120'>And</span> <span m='108160'>he does a lot</span> <span m='108480'>of</span> <span m='108600'>custom</span> <span m='109020'>made</span> <span m='109340'>work.</span> <span m='109740'>And</span> <span m='109950'>so</span> <span m='110840'>just</span> <span m='111090'>learning</span> <span m='111550'>about</span> <span m='112090'>how</span> <span m='113050'>jewelry</span> <span m='113250'>is made,</span> <span m='113830'>how</span> <span m='114040'>it's</span> <span m='114240'>resized,</span> <span m='116110'>how</span> <span m='116280'>gems are</span> <span m='116780'>priced,</span> <span m='118250'>and</span> <span m='120200'>some</span> <span m='120730'>of</span> <span m='120800'>the</span> <span m='120880'>political</span> <span m='121350'>issues</span> <span m='121630'>that</span> <span m='121720'>goes</span> <span m='121940'>into</span> <span m='122080'>acquiring</span> <span m='122820'>those</span> <span m='123110'>jobs.</span> </p>","file":{"id":360264,"video_id":"3229823335001","name":"2086-Parijat-JewleryStoreReceptionist","duration":123554,"thumbnail_url":null}});