Administrative Officer Interview Questions

Administrative Officers make sure their offices run smoothly by managing supplies, organizing filing systems and preparing reports.

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Admin Officer interview questions

Your ideal candidate will be experienced in office procedures and equipment, take the initiative and are always looking for ways to improve systems. Plus they’ll be calm, reliable and highly-organized multi-taskers. 

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Problem solving interview questions

  • How would you measure your own performance? What goals would you set yourself?
  • What would you do if you forgot to book a room for a meeting?
  • What are the most important office policies and why?
  • What would you do to make sure important company files stay safe?
  • How would you keep track of supplies stock?

Role-specific interview questions

  • Walk me through a day in the life. What do you prioritize?
  • Have you ever used tech to organize your schedule? What have you used and how was it useful?
  • How do you ensure expense reports are accurate?
  • What are your favorite daily software programs?
  • How do you organize digital and physical files?

Behavioral interview questions

  • Have you ever used a new system or tool to save time at work? What was it and how did you come up with the idea?
  • How do you balance repetitive work v productivity?
  • How would you prioritize multiple requests from coworkers?
  • Describe a time you had to handle a difficult coworker.

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