Can I get a receptionist job without office experience?

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kittengotclaws in Little Rock, Arkansas

55 months ago

I have an interview tomorrow at a dental office for a receptionist position. I have no prior office/receptionist experience. I do have 5 years of retail experience from a department store (so I am rich in interpersonal and customer service skills). I have a 62 wpm and four years of Spanish under my belt. How difficult would it be for me to attain this job. Also, any interview tips since I have no prior experience? Thanks in advance!

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Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois

38 months ago

If you speak Spanish fluently, then you should have little problems getting into a medical or dental practice in which they want someone to be bilingual, especially if it's an office where they're willing to train someone.

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Prisca Matshaneng in Johannesburg, South Africa

18 months ago

I have a Computer Science Certificate and a Retail sales experience.With no experience in this field am willing to learn more.I've worked with the customers for a long time and understand their needs and wants.

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abeykp in Forest Hills, New York

18 months ago

If you want, you can also do an Online Career development course and Certification at Emerging Technologies Institute, New York, to improve your job placement strategy. You can check their programs at or can call them for a free consultation.
ETI has partnerships with several agencies such as the NYC Employment and Training Coalition and Workforce Centers to increase job opportunities for program graduates.

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