Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
You don't have to be a model or an executive to be the face of a company, because receptionists are often the all-important first impression that people have about businesses.
Some people view the work done by receptionists as grunt work which includes answering phones, transferring calls, and fetching coffee for waiting clients. But with such a public-facing role, receptionists are in an important role because they set the tone -- both in person and on the phone -- for business success or failure.
This position doesn't usually require more than a high school diploma, and it could serve as a springboard for additional career opportunities for the right candidate.