Admin Assistant Interview Questions

Administrative assistants are the awesome behind-the-scenes support system you’ll find in most industries. Your ideal candidate is a curious, diligent team-player who believes no job is too small.

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Administrative assistants can do a ton of supportive duties like arranging travel and meetings, preparing reports and managing filing systems. Basic IT skills and awesome organization abilities are a must.

Top interview tips: 

  • Include a short skills test to see how your candidates perform on-the-job.
  • Ask open-ended and situational interview questions to encourage your candidates to dive deep into their relevant experience. 
  • Look out for candidates who can articulate their interest in your company and who ask intuitive questions.
  • Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Admin assistant interview questions

  • Why did you apply for this role?
  • What are your favorite types of admin projects?
  • What are your least fave admin projects? How do you ace the tasks you like less?
  • Are you comfortable with light IT tasks?
  • Have you had any experience with calendar management?
  • What kinds of docs have you made with MS Office programs?
  • Do you have data entry experience?
  • How do you balance routine tasks with attention to detail?
  • How do you prioritize tasks for different people?
  • Have you ever worked with a difficult coworker? How did you handle it?
  • Describe a time you aced a team project. What was your role?
  • Have you ever implemented an awesome new system to save time, lower costs, or increase revenue?
  • What does “managing up” mean to you? How have you done that?
  • What motivates you to excel in this role?

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