At Cardinal, we value all of our employees. We’re biased, but we’re pretty confident we have the most well-trained, experienced professionals that care about the communities they serve. We’re proud of every single member of team Cardinal. However, there are some unsung heroes that may not necessarily get the recognition they deserve for the important role they play.
Today, on National Receptionist day, we’d like to tell you about our fabulous Front Desk Assistant, Amanda Jenkerson. Get to know Amanda as she talks about her role – what she finds most rewarding, what made her decide to join Cardinal and how being a local resident has proven to be invaluable to performing her job at a high level.
My role as the Front Desk Assistant primarily consists of directing individuals to the correct representative. When there is down time, I keep myself busy by sorting important paperwork. Being the Front Desk Assistant requires one to multitask in a fast paced environment.
I've lived here for a little over a year so far. My favorite thing about Northern Virginia is the balance between the entertainment in the city and the peacefulness in the rural areas.
The thing I love and find most rewarding about my position is knowing I'm usually the first person to be of assistance to our clients. Having this understanding gives me a sense of fulfillment due to the responsibility that comes with this position.
Absolutely, yes. Living in Northern Virginia gives me a better understanding of the daily requirements of the clientele Cardinal provides service for.
I would have to say it was rather tempting to choose teleworking when the COVID-19 pandemic started. However, I chose not to because knowing that I am usually the first person to interact with clientele, making that first impression would be difficult without being at the front desk.
Cardinal being family owned and operated is what caught my attention. That really hit home for me.
Considering every employee I've met so far in Cardinal, from many different walks of life, this company has a good sense of diversity. I admire that.