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RECEPTIONIST: Soul Searching Takes A Long Time

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Luna is an art student and part time receptionist. Her job entails answering the phones for the office and facilitating the building's events. She tells us that her favorite part of the job is attending all the events and meeting some of the great speakers who come through.

Job Title: 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.

On-the-Job Training

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='13420'>the</span> <span m='13830'>building, I</span> <span m='14200'>answer</span> <span m='14570'>phones,</span> <span m='15240'>I</span> <span m='16620'>facilitate</span> <span m='17450'>the</span> <span m='17620'>events that are</span> <span m='18120'>going</span> <span m='18445'>on.</span> </p><p><span m='19120'>So</span> <span m='19260'>I</span> <span m='19350'>get them</span> <span m='19790'>whatever</span> <span m='20110'>they</span> <span m='20220'>need,</span> <span m='22630'>make</span> <span m='22860'>sure</span> <span m='23050'>they</span> <span m='23180'>turn</span> <span m='23620'>the</span> <span m='23770'>music off.</span> <span m='23950'>I'm</span> <span m='24460'>kind</span> <span m='24680'>of</span> <span m='24780'>like</span> <span m='25070'>the</span> <span m='25190'>police</span> <span m='25710'>a</span> <span m='25780'>little</span> <span m='26070'>bit</span> <span m='26350'>sometimes.</span> <span m='27180'>And</span> <span m='28640'>just</span> <span m='28900'>keeping</span> <span m='29400'>the</span> <span m='29530'>general</span> <span m='29990'>building</span> <span m='30670'>all</span> <span m='30880'>together.</span> <span m='31540'>Because</span> <span m='32549'>usually,</span> <span m='33190'>this</span> <span m='33640'>position,</span> <span m='34330'>we're</span> <span m='34460'>the</span> <span m='34640'>only</span> <span m='34920'>ones</span> <span m='35230'>here</span> <span m='35940'>during</span> <span m='36200'>the</span> <span m='36300'>weekends</span> <span m='36720'>and</span> <span m='37140'>such.</span> </p><p><span m='39450'>Well,</span> <span m='39830'>what</span> <span m='39910'>motivated</span> <span m='40250'>me</span> <span m='40720'>to</span> <span m='40770'>get</span> <span m='40960'>the</span> <span m='41070'>job</span> <span m='41560'>was that</span> <span m='41720'>I</span> <span m='41880'>really</span> <span m='42190'>liked</span> <span m='42480'>the</span> <span m='42770'>building.</span> <span m='43162'>I</span> <span m='43554'>grew</span> <span m='43946'>up</span> <span m='44340'>here, and</span> <span m='44770'>I</span> <span m='44870'>would</span> <span m='45020'>always</span> <span m='45360'>walk</span> <span m='45640'>by</span> <span m='45920'>it.</span> <span m='46850'>There</span> <span m='46970'>wasn't</span> <span m='47300'>a</span> <span m='47360'>particular</span> <span m='47960'>reason,</span> <span m='48350'>I</span> <span m='48460'>just</span> <span m='48710'>didn't</span> <span m='48960'>like</span> <span m='49230'>my</span> <span m='49670'>other</span> <span m='49950'>job.</span> <span m='50350'>I worked at</span> <span m='50750'>a</span> <span m='51150'>pizza</span> <span m='51480'>place,</span> <span m='51950'>and</span> <span m='52320'>this</span> <span m='52460'>seemed</span> <span m='53010'>more</span> <span m='53750'>realistic</span> <span m='54990'>for</span> <span m='55400'>me</span> <span m='55810'>as</span> <span m='56260'>a</span> <span m='56530'>student.</span> <span m='57250'>Sometimes</span> <span m='57540'>I'm</span> <span m='57990'>able</span> <span m='58200'>to</span> <span m='58300'>do</span> <span m='58470'>my</span> <span m='58640'>homework</span> <span m='59410'>here,</span> <span m='59700'>which</span> <span m='59880'>is</span> <span m='60050'>great.</span> <span m='60570'>So</span> <span m='61180'>yeah,</span> <span m='61520'>I</span> <span m='61900'>really</span> <span m='62270'>enjoy</span> <span m='62720'>it,</span> <span m='63170'>and the</span> <span m='63290'>community</span> <span m='64040'>is</span> <span m='64280'>awesome.</span> </p><p><span m='64959'>My</span> <span m='65304'>favorite</span> <span m='65650'>part</span> <span m='65810'>of</span> <span m='65880'>the</span> <span m='66060'>job</span> <span m='66530'>is</span> <span m='66720'>probably</span> <span m='67150'>all the</span> <span m='67580'>events</span> <span m='67950'>that go</span> <span m='68280'>on.</span> <span m='68615'>I</span> <span m='68950'>get</span> <span m='69090'>to</span> <span m='69230'>learn</span> <span m='69570'>about the</span> <span m='70070'>different</span> <span m='70440'>things</span> <span m='70760'>that are</span> <span m='71247'>happening</span> <span m='71734'>in the</span> <span m='72221'>city</span> <span m='72710'>and</span> <span m='73170'>just</span> <span m='73400'>in</span> <span m='73530'>general.</span> <span m='74980'>This</span> <span m='75320'>woman</span> <span m='75630'>came,</span> <span m='76480'>she's</span> <span m='76920'>this really</span> <span m='77220'>famous</span> <span m='77640'>activist,</span> <span m='78580'>and</span> <span m='78880'>she</span> <span m='79740'>talked</span> <span m='80130'>about</span> <span m='80440'>the</span> <span m='80540'>GMO</span> <span m='80850'>foods</span> <span m='81440'>and</span> <span m='82200'>Monsanto</span> <span m='82790'>owning</span> <span m='83530'>all</span> <span m='83680'>the</span> <span m='83790'>crops--</span> <span m='84850'>or</span> <span m='85090'>trying</span> <span m='85580'>to--</span> <span m='85840'>in</span> <span m='85970'>different</span> <span m='86310'>parts</span> <span m='86530'>of</span> <span m='86590'>the</span> <span m='86680'>world.</span> <span m='87280'>And</span> <span m='87460'>she's</span> <span m='88240'>really</span> <span m='88660'>famous,</span> <span m='89290'>and</span> <span m='89400'>I</span> <span m='89450'>got</span> <span m='89710'>to</span> <span m='89900'>see</span> <span m='90260'>her</span> <span m='90650'>and meet</span> <span m='90965'>her.</span> <span m='91280'>So</span> <span m='92240'>that</span> <span m='92360'>was</span> <span m='92550'>really</span> <span m='92820'>cool.</span> <span m='93210'>A</span> <span m='93290'>lot</span> <span m='93630'>of</span> <span m='94190'>really</span> <span m='94570'>famous</span> <span m='95050'>figures</span> <span m='95740'>have</span> <span m='96020'>spoken</span> <span m='96380'>here,</span> <span m='97410'>so</span> <span m='97600'>it's</span> <span m='97800'>really</span> <span m='98120'>special</span> <span m='98590'>to</span> <span m='98670'>be</span> <span m='98840'>a</span> <span m='98900'>part</span> <span m='99120'>of</span> <span m='99455'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='100500'>Take</span> <span m='100960'>your</span> <span m='101140'>time.</span> <span m='102950'>Soul</span> <span m='103330'>searching</span> <span m='104000'>takes</span> <span m='104290'>a</span> <span m='104330'>long</span> <span m='104710'>time.</span> <span m='105100'>I'm still</span> <span m='105490'>doing</span> <span m='105940'>that.</span> <span m='106652'>This</span> <span m='107010'>is</span> <span m='107180'>a</span> <span m='107250'>part</span> <span m='107530'>time</span> <span m='107790'>job.</span> <span m='108200'>I</span> <span m='108250'>go</span> <span m='108390'>to</span> <span m='108500'>school</span> <span m='108800'>for</span> <span m='109010'>art.</span> <span m='110290'>A</span> <span m='110370'>lot</span> <span m='110580'>of</span> <span m='110620'>people</span> <span m='110850'>don't</span> <span m='111090'>take</span> <span m='111330'>that</span> <span m='111745'>seriously,</span> <span m='112330'>but</span> <span m='112470'>it's</span> <span m='112680'>what</span> <span m='112840'>I</span> <span m='112980'>love.</span> <span m='113490'>So,</span> <span m='113660'>if</span> <span m='113920'>anything,</span> <span m='114460'>my</span> <span m='114650'>advise</span> <span m='114940'>is</span> <span m='115230'>to</span> <span m='115665'>just</span> <span m='116100'>do</span> <span m='116280'>what</span> <span m='116440'>you</span> <span m='116590'>love</span> <span m='117470'>no</span> <span m='117580'>matter</span> <span m='117880'>what</span> <span m='118040'>anyone</span> <span m='118430'>tells</span> <span m='118710'>you.</span> <span m='119210'>As long as</span> <span m='119500'>you</span> <span m='119730'>have the</span> <span m='120050'>passion</span> <span m='120350'>for</span> <span m='120650'>it,</span> <span m='120950'>then</span> <span m='121250'>you</span> <span m='121550'>should</span> <span m='121850'>do</span> <span m='122150'>it.</span> </p>","file":{"id":227233,"video_id":"2708226056001","name":"65510831","duration":123135,"thumbnail_url":null}});