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I am trying for a receptionist job at an insurance company in my area and wonder if you think I can get it. I went to college for Child Care, work for a paper printing place, factory picking clothes to be packed before I had kids and know have been doing day care in my home off and on for 6 and a half years. I also, worked for a call center and took peoples order for the holiday one year. I do have a lot of experience taking messages and call for my husband and some of the jobs they would have me do office work because I was kind of good at what I did. What is my chances of getting it and what do I have to do to get it? I really want to get it!

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    Management Mom
    November 12, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Hello TLB:

    When you apply, make sure that the experience you’ll draw upon to perform the job of receptionist is reflected in your application and resume.

    Include phrases in your previous job descriptions that bring out the fact that you’re good with people on the phone, are able to quickly resolve issues for callers and can efficiently make use of your time while working under pressure.

    The fact that you’ve been out of the “full time” work force should not effect your chances. If you’re the most qualified for the job, you’ll be rewarded with a job that you enjoy and can perform well.

    Good luck in your searcn.

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    RipCity
    November 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    A lot has to do with how well you represent yourself and capabilities on a written resume, cover letter and the interview process. The resume is the detailed information you are selling about yourself, capabilities, history and fit (use plenty of action and results words). Just a personal note regarding resumes I don’t believe in a job objective being stated on a resume, this could eliminate you from consideration if the person reading it doesn’t think your objective fits theirs. A good cover letter will fill in. enhance, clarify, or explain you further to fit the job description you are applying for and can be used to peak interest in you as a candidate. The interview is where you close the deal you sell yourself as cool, organized, capable, knowledgeable, and the type of person the company wants representing them. Below are three separate sections each has three web-sites one for moms back to work (you should check http://www.momsbacktowork.com or http://www.jobsandmoms.com), resumes, one for cover letters, and the last interviewing. If you work on these to sell yourself I am sure you will have a better chance securing the position you want. Also, keep in mind that there are plenty of places that will take your money to help you do these. Be cautious and prepared on your own. I hope this helps and wish you all the best in securing the job you want. Good luck

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