Home
Career Interview Questions
Interview Topics
Upgrade
Login
Close
Top 10
Administrative Officer Interview Questions
1. As an Administrative Officer, what do you believe is your best asset?
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.
http://bls.gov/ooh/management/administrative-services-managers.htm
Administrative Officer Interview Questions
2 of 10
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Learning attitude, self respect, hard working.
 
2.
Hardworking, trustworthy, and loyal.
 
Question
3 of 10
By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
 
Question
4 of 10
Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
 
2.
Unlike most people in similar positions, I thrive on going above and beyond. I'm confident that I would bring many unique qualities to this organization and provide many opportunities for improvement. You can confirm with my references that I improved success at my last place of employment, and I believe I can provide similar results here given the opportunity here at The Office of Research Services.
 
Question
5 of 10
Why should we hire you?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I believe I have the majority of the experience and the professional attitude to excel in this position.
 
2.
Because I feel I could bring a good level of expertise to your organisation. I am experienced dedicated, loyal and conscientious.
 
Question
6 of 10
Why do you want a career as an administrative officer?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
 
2.
I want to be able to give back more to the NIH community and feel like I am contributing to serve the public.
 
Question
7 of 10
What do you know about our organization?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
 
2.
The Office of Research Services provides responsive and dependable support to the NIH research community by planning, directing and delivering scientific and regulatory activities, public safety, security, and services to enrich the NIH community.
 
Question
8 of 10
What do you like about your present job?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
 
2.
Currently at my present job I like working with the staff and the customers and the Branch Chiefs at CIT. Being able to assist them with issues or concern dealing with a specific area.
 
Question
9 of 10
Have you ever been overloaded with work?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
 
2.
I have cried from stress before for a good 10 minutes but then I composed myself and then I combat the steps to help.
 
Question
10 of 10
How do you handle your anger?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
 
2.
Anger to me means loss of control. I do not lose control. When I get stressed, I step back, take a deep breath, thoughtfully think through the situation and then begin to formulate a plan of action. For instance, when I am given multiple projects to complete in a short amount of time, rather than feeling frustrated, I come up with a strategy for how to complete the work in a steady, methodical manner that will not overwhelm me.
 
Contributing Author
Ryan Brown
Founder of Mockquestions.com


Author