Secretaries are the admin high-performers who help executives with a wide range of tasks. They coordinate calls, calendars, meetings, filing systems and databases, and act as gatekeeper to their managers.

Your next team player will be familiar with office tech, tools and processes. They’ll be detail-oriented, organized, and awesome communicators, plus they’ll impress you with prepared and spontaneous questions of their own.

Top tips: 

  • Look for experience: Ask open-ended, process-based questions to evaluate your candidates’ experience and interpersonal skills.
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Secretary interview questions

  • Have you worked in a similar role before?
  • What drew you to apply for this role?
  • How do you prioritize tasks from different managers?
  • How do you update managers on their work schedule?
  • What were the most common inquiries in your last role?
  • What tech do you use on a daily basis?
  • How would you rate your computer skills?
  • What kinds of docs or correspondence have you prepared?
  • How would you plan a meeting for ten people?
  • Describe a complex team project you aced. What was the goal, and how did you contribute?
  • What cash-handling or expense reporting have you done? How do you record expenses?
  • How do you protect confidential info?
  • Describe a time you’ve dealt with a challenging client or colleague? What happened?

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