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Check out this guide to finding a receptionist in Greater Manchester career

Before jumping straight into a career change, we always recommend that our readers take the time to step back and do a little research first. While we appreciate the excitement that can accompany thoughts of a brand new career, especially a receptionist in Greater Manchester career, it's always a good idea to know exactly what's going to be expected of you. This knowledge will not only allow you to perform better in your role, but it will also ensure that you give yourself a much better chance of success in the application period.

Knowing what's expected of you in a particular role means that you'll be able to tailor your CV and cover letter to reflect the requirements of the position. This will give a much better overview of your skills and abilities to the employer in question, and make sure that you have the best possible chance of being considered for an interview.

When working as a receptionist, you'll be using a computer for most of the day so knowledge of the major software packages is essential. The most common package you'll be using is the Microsoft Office suite of software, in particular Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Most people have these programs on their home computers so even if you haven't worked in the field before before you should be able to pick things up pretty quickly.

Your main tasks will include answering the phones (so a great phone manner is essential), redirecting calls, setting up meetings and keeping note of important times and dates. Your pay for this kind of role will start at around £7.80 but will increase as high as £15.40 per hour as you gain experience.

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