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Top 10 Administrative Officer Interview Questions
1. As an Administrative Officer, what do you believe is your best asset?
Administrative Officer
Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization. Their specific responsibilities vary by the type of organization and may include keeping records, distributing mail, and planning and maintaining facilities.
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Administrative Officer Interview Questions
2 of 10
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
 
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Learning attitude, self respect, hard working.
 
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Hardworking, trustworthy, and loyal.
 
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By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
 
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I've had multiple jobs where I've had a wide range of personalities from customers to coworkers.
 
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I can adapt to a wide variety of people because for 30 years, i've been working in an organization of more than 200 co workers.
 
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Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
 
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I have bachelors degree that has given me the ablility to reasearch problems and issues.
 
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I think I would be an asset to your organization holding some of the current skill sets I believed all Administrative Offices need from customer service, HR, Travel Domestic, Foreign, and Sponsored, Timekeeping, etc.
 
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Why should we hire you?
 
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I work under steady pressure, I know how to plan and organize work to manage deadlines,
 
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You should hire me because I am qualified for the position, experience wise.
 
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Why do you want a career as an administrative officer?
 
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I enjoy the the administrative field, I love being about to help and assist customers with issues and concerns. It give me joy knowing I am able to be of assistance to someone and provide excellent customer service.
 
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I want to be able to give back more to the NIH community and feel like I am contributing to serve the public.
 
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What do you know about our organization?
 
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ORS plans and directs service programs for public safety and security operations, scientific and regulatory support programs, and a wide variety of other program and employee services.
 
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This organization is a National Government Agency that provides assistance to Drug Users who are willing to withdraw their addiction.
 
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What do you like about your present job?
 
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I like the service areas and the people you come in contact on a daily basis the Service Area Managers, Contractors, and Employee. Interacting with people getting to know alittle more about the roles their particular area plays in regards to NIH.
 
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What I like in my present job is the coordination with program managers regarding their fund utilization.
 
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Have you ever been overloaded with work?
 
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Yes and no. I know how to priority whats important and need to be done today and what can wait til tomorrow.
 
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At this present time I am currently overloaded with work as you ask this question due to the lost of several staff members. But I continue to work extremely hard to make sure nothing falls through or forgotten. I push through it and get it done.
 
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How do you handle your anger?
 
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I try to not let myself get angry about work but in the event that I do I usually talk to someone about it and ask how they would handle that situation as I know everyone is different it is sometimes good to get other peoples perspective on things.
 
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I take a deep breath and tell myself to relax.
 
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