Office Clerk Interview Questions

Office Clerks are your company’s smooth operators. They help keep your daily operations streamlined and your records organized records. They also prepare reports and perform basic bookkeeping tasks.

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Office Clerk interview questions

Your future high-performer will be a great communicator. Ideal candidates will have some experience with office equipment and should have no problem handling typing and data entry abilities.

Top tip: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Problem solving interview questions

  • How would you prepare your colleagues if you’re headed out for a week of annual leave? 
  • How would you keep track of office expenses? What info would you include and how often would you update it?
  • What would you do if you lost an important document?
  • What would you do if you realized you forgot to print 100 pages of reading materials 5 mins before a training session?

Role-specific interview questions

  • How do you ace accurate data entry?
  • What’s your favorite calendar management tools? Why?
  • What kinds of reports have you created in the past and what were they for?
  • How do you keep organized filing systems?
  • How do you organize/name files so they’re easy for everyone to navigate?
  • What’s your cash transaction and invoice handling experience?

Behavioral interview questions

  • Have you ever taken on emergency extra tasks at work? What happened?
  • How do you stay motivated?
  • What are your daily/weekly/monthly work goals? How do you stick to them?
  • What’s your favorite thing about this job? And your least favorite?
  • Have you ever dealt with a difficult coworker? What happened?
  • Have you ever suggested a new system to save time or money? What happened?
  • How do you deal with coworkers in high-stress situations?

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