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Assistant Administrator Interview Questions

Interview questions for clerical jobs

If you’re going to apply for jobs as an Assistant Administrator, here are some questions you might be confronted with during your interviews, so be prepared with good responses! We recommend searching several sites in order to find great answers about the interview questions that you might not already know.

 

So how do you prepare to interview for an Assistant Administrator job interview? Take a look at these Assistant Administrator interview questions you’ll need to find out how to answer OR ask!

 

  • What is your greatest strength?
  • You list Microsoft Excel on your resume, what’s the latest version that you’ve used?
  • What is your proficiency with travel coordination?
  • What travel visa issues have you encountered, and how did you solve those problems?
  • What is the most interesting project you have worked on?
  • What qualities do you consider most important in an administrative professional?
  • What type of office environment do you thrive in?
  • What was the corporate culture at your last job?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to prioritize a heavy workload; how did you approach it?
  • When have you had to communicate with a client or senior manager on behalf of your boss?
  • Give me examples of the things you’ve done with Excel. Have you started a spreadsheet from scratch and created formulas or entered data into an existing spreadsheet?  How often did you export Excel into PowerPoint graphics?
  • Were you responsible for processing expense reports? How were they completed?
  • Do you feel your experience as an administrative assistant has gone beyond the scope of pure administration? How?
  • How would your former bosses describe your ability to manage them?
  • How do you handle stress and deadlines?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to prioritize a heavy workload; how did you approach it?
  • Who was the most challenging customer — internal or external — and how did you satisfy that person?
  • How have you used calendar management in past positions? How many calendars have you managed?
  • What sort of direction do you want from a supervisor? Do you like detailed instructions, or would you rather just know the highlights? Do you want them in writing?
  • When typing, what sorts of mistakes can you catch quickly and correct for the original writer?
  • When typing a document, which things do you feel comfortable changing without needing to check with the one who has assigned you the work? What do you feel is necessary to ask about before changing or rewriting?
  • What type of letters, memos, etc., can you set-up and write ‘from scratch’?
  • What formats or form letters have you had experience working with?
  • Walk me through how you would set up and complete an (job specific) assignment. What are the most trouble spots you anticipate?
  • What type of things should be kept confidential? How would you handle co-workers who ask too many questions regarding confidential information?
  • What are your two greatest weaknesses? Strengths?
  • How much rewriting do you usually do when working on someone’s proposal/report?
  • How would you handle a boss who gave you assignment without complete instructions?
  • How do you handle a situation where you found mistakes on an assignment someone else gave to you to type and/or process?
  • How do you minimize interruptions on the job?
  • How do you organize your typical workday?
  • How do you begin a complex work assignment?
  • How much rewriting do you usually do when working on someone’s proposal/report?
  • How do you deal with tight deadlines?
  • How do you deal with people who have angered or frustrated you?
  • How would you handle a situation where someone is pressuring you for his or her work to be completed?
  • How do you prioritize your work? How well does this work?
  • If you have a situation where several people gave assignments-all due very quickly-how would you handle the problem?
  • Walk me through how you would set up and complete an (job specific) assignment. What are the most trouble spots you anticipate?
  • How do you rate yourself on a proofreading or correcting another person’s work? How would your supervisor rate you?
  • How do you handle and resolve a conflict situation with a co-worker?
  • How do you handle a situation where you found mistakes on an assignment someone else gave to you to type and/or process?
  • Do you prefer working alone or with a team? Why?
  • Okay, time for a quiz: what have you done in the last year to develop your knowledge for this profession?
  • Why do you think that the position of an assistant manager is important for the company?
  • Why do you find the job interesting or exciting?
  • Why do you want to work here?
  • What would have made you stay at your last job?
  • What qualities do you consider most important in an administrative professional?
  • How would your former bosses describe your ability to manage them?

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