A day in the financial office
Corporate Receptionist (Current Employee) – Auckland City – 22 May 2013
If I was to look back five years ago and someone asked me what I will be doing for a living, I would have never said working in the head-quarters of the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ); let alone become the main receptionist for that matter.
The most enjoyable part of my job is the ability to learn more about the organisation and the key clients that are affiliated with the company. I have built strong professional relationships with our clients and it amazes me that when a few of them see me walking along the street to my bustop, they will actually come up to me and we will have a brief conversation about the day and highlights. I have always been brought up to give everyone a chance and not to judge or stereotype them. In the corporate world I have learned to admire the work of executive team in how they are running the organisation but most of all I give most respect to the employees working in the departments which society will deem "the least important jobs" in what they do and to me, they are the unsung heroes.
Although I enjoy working as a receptionist and building networks, I always remind myself of my career goals in life and my ability to climb that corporate ladder that everyone strives for, being the face of BNZ can be an amazing role but being behind the face contributing to the success reputation of BNZ is even better.
Establishing relationships with the employees and visitors
In order to gain true respect, appreciation and loyalty, you’d have to break through many more walls than others. Be patient, but consistent in what you do