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Prioritizing and multitasking as receptionist (job interview question)?

I had a Receptionist job interview last week (which I didn't get) and they asked How I prioritize and multitask if there are customers on the phone lines and a line up of people in person waiting to speak to me.

I said I would take it first come/first serve and take each call one by one alternating person and answering call. I didn't get the job so I am going to guess they didn't like that answer? I have a different reception interview tomorrow, what would be a great answer to a question like this?

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  • Stoo
    Lv 7
    7 months ago
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    You should answer people present in front of your first - there's voicemail for the rest.

    And this isn't necessarily the reason you didn't get the job. There's a billion paths to no, many of which are out of your control.

  • Eva
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    People in front of you take precedence over people on the phone.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    i would just say i would take the rnost irnportant calls first

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