February 13, 2010

Summer Job Spotlight ... City of Toronto looking for Receptionists

If you're looking to start your career in the administrative support field, then the City of Toronto has an excellent opportunity to join their team of staff on a summer contract as a Receptionist.

This job is also appealing for those facing large bills from school and OSAP as the position pays one of the highest salaries for summer jobs - it ranges from $22.45/hr to $24.59/hr! Quite simply, it's an easy way to earn more than $10,000 in a single summer!

For those that are interested, here are some additional details of the job:

File Reference #: 10SUM01

Major Responsibilities:

- To provide reception services and other administrative support in an organizational unit
- Performs receptionist duties by responding to inquiries in person, phone or e-mail
- Inputs, updates and maintains data in various software applications and prints reports
- Operates office equipment and computers utilizing a variety of software packages, applying speed and skill
- Maintains manual and computerized filing and retrieval systems for records/documents
- Coordinates meeting rooms, bookings and special requirements for meetings
- Prepares, opens and distributes mail; photocopies documents and sends facsimiles
- Responds to specific program details and/or directs to appropriate personnel
- Performs straightforward computer data entry, such as; forms, correspondence
- Enters/updates information on computer
- Prepares packages for delivery and arranges courier service.

Key Qualifications:

1) Experience performing administrative and clerical duties, with a working knowledge of standard office practices and procedures
2) Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite specifically Word, Excel and Access
3) Ability to perform routine clerical tasks with speed and accuracy.
4) Excellent oral and written communication skills including good mathematical ability.

Other details:

- Application deadline: Thursday, February 18, 2010.
- Salary: $22.45/hr to $24.59/hr
- Preference may be given to those currently enrolled in post secondary education
- Successful candidates must be available to commence work as early as May 2010.

Interested applicants must apply using the online application form as resumes will not be accepted via any other method. The application form includes space to cut and paste your cover letter and resume.

INSIDER TIP: The City of Toronto uses an online resume storage system called Resumix. It is imperative that you have an electronic resume that can easily be scanned by the software and that contains keywords that match the words found in the job ad (e.g. administrative support, MS Office, receptionist, etc.).

Good luck!


Anonymous said...

Hey I see that you have worked for th City of Toronto before. Can you give me any insight about other aspects of the receptionist job not included in the profile, or how many of these jobs or locations exist?

Andrew Hercules said...

There really is no set amount of Receptionists that will be hired - it depends on how many from last year decide to return. There are locations across Toronto - when I was employed by them, there were 14 locations around Toronto. If you want further details, please send me a quick email at andrewhercules@gmail.com.