Secretary Interview Questions

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.

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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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