Admin Assistant Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Admin Assistant interview, here are 40 interview questions and answer examples.

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What is the most challenging situation you have faced as an Admin Assistant? How did you overcome it?

"A few years ago, my company went through an acquisition which put nearly all of our administrative team out of work. Being the most senior Admin Assistant on the team, I was the last to be let go, which meant that when someone was laid off, I would take over their responsibilities. It was a very disheartening and upsetting situation; however, I promised myself that I would remain collected and professional through my final moments with the company. They offered me a glowing reference, which I greatly appreciate."

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40 Admin Assistant Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. What is the most challenging situation you have faced as an Admin Assistant? How did you overcome it?

  • 2. Do you have experience creating presentations in PowerPoint or Keynote?

  • 3. Tell me about a time when you received criticism from your manager. How did you react to that criticism, and did you make improvements based on the feedback?

  • 4. How well do you work in a cross-departmental environment?

  • 5. What do you believe to be your top technical skills?

  • 6. Describe the office environment in which you best thrive.

  • 7. What are your favorite administrative apps or technical resources?

  • 8. How do you evaluate your success as an Admin Assistant?

  • 9. As an Admin Assistant, what do you believe is your strongest asset?

  • 10. Walk me through a typical day in your most recent position.

  • 11. Do you have a strong command of the language, including grammar and punctuation?

  • 12. What is your proudest achievement as an Admin Assistant?

  • 13. What do you believe makes you a successful Admin Assistant?

  • 14. In which ways can an Admin Assistant contribute to a company's overall success?

  • 15. If you could expand your knowledge and take any job-related coursework, what would you choose?

  • 16. Describe a time when you motivated yourself to complete an assignment or task that you did not feel like doing.

  • 17. Tell me about a time when you used good judgment and logic to solve a problem.

  • 18. How would you handle working forsomeone who was a poor communicator?

  • 19. What is your first reaction when you do something wrong at work?

  • 20. What are your salary expectations?

  • 21. What do you believe are the top responsibilities of an Admin Assistant?

  • 22. Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond your usual administrative tasks.

  • 23. Are you experienced in making travel arrangements for staff and leaders?

  • 24. How would you approach booking a last-minute team meeting if your boss requested one?

  • 25. Walk me through your experience supporting department managers, staff, and customers.

  • 26. Tell me about your experience answering and directing phone calls. Are you comfortable handling busy, multi-line phone system?

  • 27. This role requires clear and professional correspondence by email. Rate your written communication skills from 1-10.

  • 28. Have you ever created or updated office policies and procedures?

  • 29. Tell me about your experience tracking and maintaining office supply inventory.

  • 30. How would you rank your comfort level with the Microsoft Office suite?

  • 31. Tell me about a contribution you made to the last a team you worked on.

  • 32. Why are you the right fit to be our Admin Assistant?

  • 33. How do you keep your workflow organized?

  • 34. Why do you want a career as an Admin Assistant?

  • 35. How do you handle the stress of a fast-paced work environment?

  • 36. Have you ever been overloaded with work? If so, how did you react, and how did you meet your deadlines?

  • 37. What type of data entry tasks were you required to complete at your last position?

  • 38. Do you have an understanding of payroll or accounting? What types of programs have you been exposed to?

  • 39. Do you have experience planning office events or functions?

  • 40. Do you prefer to complete admin work on your own or as a part of a team?