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We look at what you can expect from a receptionist in Hampshire career

Now that things are finally starting to look up for the United Kingdom's economy, it's starting to look much brighter for those of us searching for work. Companies are finally starting to loosen the purse strings and hire new employees to add to their recently depleted work force, and one of the most common new recruitments tends to be in the role of receptionist.

If you're planning to start a new receptionist in Hampshire career there are a number of things that you should know in advance to make your search for work a little bit easier.

Firstly, most companies much prefer to hire receptionists with prior experience. This means that they don't need to spend quite as much time training them in. Knowledge of telephone switchboards is always an asset, as is comfortable working ability with the various spreadsheet, email and word processing programs available on the market today.

The more experience you have got, the better the wage you'll be able to negotiate, with starting rates ranging between £7.25 and £10.50 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.

When searching for work, we recommend that you focus on the primary business areas found within Hampshire. There are a number of these so you'll need to spend some time figuring out which ones are most desirable for your needs.

We have compiled a handy list of the ones that are most likely to offer clerical or receptionist based vacancies for your convenience:

Langstone Technology Park, Langstone Road, Havant, 02392 497 400

University of Southampton Science Park, 2 Venture Road, Chilworth, Southampton, 02380 767 420

Solent Business Centre, 353 Millbrook Road West, Southampton, 02380 778 591

Cams Hall, Cams Hill, Fareham, Hampshire, 01329 227 444

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