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Receptionist Resume

Making explicit four areas of interest-city, state, federal, and private-directly below the Law Enforcement heading reduced the risk that this new graduate would be limited to just one area of interest in his job search.

Sample Receptionist Resume

Stela Harrison
1234 Main Court, Santa Cruz • CA, 95060 • Cell: 257-777-8989

Seeking a position in the field of
Law Enforcement


  • Highly motivated, energetic law enforcement student with strong work ethic and professional goals.
  • Bring five years of experience in office support and retail sales positions while attending college full time.
  • Bilingual with an articulate fluency in English and Spanish; personable, easygoing communication style.
  • Meet challenges head on; work well in stressful situations and in a fast-paced setting.
  • Analytical with a lot of common sense, intuitive instincts, and ability to think outside of the box.
  • Maintain excellent research, organization, time-management, and problem-assessment/resolution skills.


Bachelor of Arts, Forensic Psychology-expected August 2004
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY
Honors Candidate: Psi Chi Chapter National Honor Society in Psychology

Academically trained in criminalistics and psychology:

Select Courses: Analysis of Criminal Behavior, Concepts of Forensic Science, Abnormal Psychology,
Physical Fitness in Law Enforcement, Criminal Law, Group Dynamics
Select Projects: Crime Scene Observation, Forensic Study of Microscopic Fibers, Fingerprint Analysis

Work Experience

Receptionist, Volvoville, Massapequa, NY 4/98-Present
Payroll Clerk, People's Alliance Federal Credit Union, Hauppauge, NY 4/00-7/00
Sales Associate, Annie Sez, East Northport, NY 2/98-6/98
Senior Sales Associate, Rainbow Shops, Commack/Bay Shore, NY 9/97-2/98
  • Provide front-desk representation, clerical support, and customer service for Volvo and subsidiary, Land-Rover, directing customer traffic with a proven ability to maintain open lines of communication.
  • Managed more than 50 business payroll accounts utilizing cross-trained experience in teller and payroll services.
  • Prepared and uploaded weekly exempt/non-exempt payroll data into network system for clients to download.
  • Completed mandatory training that included a film study on a mock robbery to learn observation techniques.
  • Held increasingly responsible sales positions, achieving recognition for over-quota floor sales and cashier management skills, and manager-requests to return during school breaks based on performance and reliability.
  • Provided excellence in customer service while assisting in all areas of inventory and display merchandising.

Computer Skills

Windows XP/Me; Microsoft Word, LexisNexis, PsychInfo, Criminal Justice Abstracts,
InfoTrak Health, Sociological Abstracts, Internet research

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