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Administrative officers, also known as administrative service managers, coordinate the administrative work of an organization in order to support its daily operations. It is a leadership position: they supervise and coordinate administrative workers and ensure that the work is done in accordance with company policies and regulations. In addition, they may manage budgets and financial reports and administer company databases, as well as manage and order office supply stock. Administrative officers work in office settings and during normal business hours. A bachelor's degree is typically preferred, with preference for work experience in the areas supported (e.g. IT, sales, finance, etc.). Additional certifications are also available.
Job openings for administrative officers can be found through typical channels such as online job boards like Indeed, Monster, and Craigslist. Vacancies can also be found on corporate career websites. The interview will focus on your ability to organize and direct the work of others. You'll be expected to maintain smooth daily operations for the entire office and be familiar with office procedures and office software related to the department(s) that you'll be supporting. For instance, knowledge of emergency evacuation procedures and building code may be required. Leadership ability is also important.
To prepare for the interview, think of times when you effectively led a team that's around the size of the office or department that you'll be managing. Find examples from your work experience in which you were able to enact a positive outcome using your communication skills, as you'll be communicating with a wide variety of people ranging from office staff to vendors and building managers. Be prepared to talk about your leadership techniques: how do you bring order to a chaotic situation? How do you bring people to your way of doing things? To bring all of your answers to a point, research the company on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Glassdoor) and construct your responses to support a benefit to the company; how can you solve a problem that they have?