The gatekeeper. That elusive figure who wields so much control over who gets to reach the decision-maker. Anyone can be a gatekeeper, from the secretary answering the phone to the assistant who sets appointments.
Being a receptionist is generally a nine to five job with little to no pressure to go above and beyond by staying late or getting in early. If you call outside of business hours, you may just be rewarded with a call that goes straight to the hardworking prospective client himself.