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 an excellent match for their skills and experience. In our job listings, you’ll find temporary and permanent employment opportunities for jobs hiring receptionists, secretaries 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 Three Best Rated award for top staffing agencies in D.C. You can trust us to list openings with quality employers and jobs hiring receptionists while also providing you with solid career advice that leads you towards the job of your dreams.

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Receptionists are the face of a company

When customers enter a business, the receptionist is the first person they encounter. How the receptionist acts as they greet customers is an essential reflection of 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 in Washington, D.C., employers are searching for friendly, helpful, organized candidates with solid communication and customer service skills.

Secretaries keep businesses running smoothly

Secretaries typically provide businesses with administrative support. People hired for secretarial jobs in D.C. 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 various company tasks, secretaries must 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 launch in 1972, Whitman Associates has become the number one staffing agency for D.C., Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. During this time we have filled countless jobs hiring receptionists throughout the DMV. We pride ourselves on cultivating relationships with our candidates and clients. We aim to help you find the best position that matches your experience, interests and needs. 

When seeking permanent secretarial and receptionist jobs that are hiring in the Washington, D.C. metro area, keep in mind that now many job openings will also offer temporary positions to start. Temp work allows you and the employer to go through a trial period to see if the position matches your career goals while meeting the employer’s business needs. Employers now hiring for receptionist and secretarial jobs have needs that can differ from one company to the next, depending on your target industry.

When you are looking for companies hiring secretarial or receptionist jobs in the Washington, D.C. metro area, we can help you find positions that match your skills and experience. Whitman Associates also offers 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 for companies now hiring receptionists and similar positions or email your resume to