Office Assistant Interview Questions

Office Assistants are curious, diligent team-players. They are usually entry-level roles and work in most industries.

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Office Assistant interview questions

Your high-quality candidate will be a Microsoft Office ace, know and love your company, and will have prepared some awesome questions of their own. 

Top tips: 

  • Dig deep: Include a short skills assignment to test their IT skills.
  • Look for experience: Ask open-ended and situational interview questions to find out more about their relevant experience. 
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Problem solving interview questions

  • Why did you apply for this role? 
  • What are your fave admin projects?
  • What are your least fave admin projects? How do you balance motivation and quality on these tasks?

Role-specific interview questions

  • How would you rate your computer skills?
  • What are your fave calendar management tools?
  • What kinds of docs have you made using MS Office?
  • What is your data entry experience?
  • How do you stay accurate on routine tasks like processing expenses and preparing reports?
  • If you support multiple people at one company, how do you prioritize tasks?

Behavioral interview questions

  • Have you ever dealt with a difficult coworker? What happened?
  • Describe a time you worked on a successful team project. What was your role?
  • Describe a time you helped improve efficiency, costs, or revenue.
  • What does “managing up” mean to you? In what ways have you done that?
  • What motivates you?

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