File Clerk Interview Questions

A great file clerk will know their way around common office equipment and will have important skills like organization and attention to detail.

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File Clerk interview questions

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  • Use interview questions to figure out why your candidate applied, what motivates them and how they’ll contribute to your organization.
  • Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Role-specific interview questions

  • How does your previous experience relate to this position?
  • How well do you know MS Office?
  • What office equipment have you used before?
  • What are the best tools and systems to help keep files organized?
  • How would you rate your typing skills?
  • How do you do super accurate data entry?
  • How do you avoid data losses?

Behavioral interview questions

  • Describe a day in the life for a file clerk.
  • How do you prioritize top tasks?
  • How have you managed tight deadlines in the past? 
  • What motivates you? How could we challenge you?
  • How do you ensure confidentiality with personal data and sensitive info?
  • Tell us about a time you dealt with a stressful situation. What happened?
  • How can we keep super organized, easily accessible records?

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