Secretary and Receptionist Jobs Hiring in the Washington D.C. Metro Area

Whitman Associates serves job seekers and employers in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland. We help candidates find positions that are a great match for their skills and experience. In our job listings, you’ll find temporary and permanent employment opportunities for secretaries, receptionists and other administrative office positions.

When you work with Whitman Associates in your job search, you’re working with an experienced staffing agency with a Better Business Bureau rating of A+ and a multiple-year recipient of the ThreeBestRated award for top staffing agencies in D.C. You can trust us to list openings with quality employers while also providing you with solid career advice.

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Receptionists are the face of a company

When customers enter a place of business, the receptionist is the first person they encounter. How the receptionist acts as they greet customers is an important reflection on the company as a whole. Receptionists also offer administrative support, redirect phone calls and coordinate front desk activities for a company. When hiring for receptionist jobs, employers are searching for candidates who are friendly, helpful, organized and possess skills in communication and customer service. 

Secretaries keep businesses running smoothly

Secretaries also provide businesses with administrative support. They may perform clerical work, answer phones, manage appointments and calendars, write letters and emails, assist executives with special projects, file paperwork and perform additional duties as needed by the company. Secretaries are professionals who fill integral roles within companies. Because they are often responsible for a wide variety of tasks within a company, it is important for secretaries to possess administrative, communication, customer service, technical and problem-solving skills.

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The leading staffing agency for the D.C. metro area

Since our company’s start in 1972, Whitman Associates has become the number one staffing agency for D.C., Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. We pride ourselves on cultivating relationships with our candidates and clients. Our goal is to help you find the best position that matches your experience, interests and needs. When seeking permanent secretarial and receptionist jobs hiring in the Washington D.C. metro area, keep in mind that many job openings will also offer temporary positions to start. This allows you and the employer to go through a trial period to see if the position is a good match for you. Receptionist and secretarial jobs can be quite different from one to the next depending on the type of industry.

If you are looking for companies that are hiring for secretarial or receptionist jobs in the Washington D.C. metro area, we can help you find positions that match your skills and experience. We can also offer valuable job search advice to help you write a better resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews and learn how to tell your current employer you are moving on. Search our job listings now or email your resume to