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Top 10 Administrative Officer Interview Questions
Question 1 of 10
As an Administrative Officer, what do you believe is your best asset?
List of Administrative Officer Interview Questions
  1. As an Administrative Officer, what do you believe is your best asset?
  2. What three words would you use to describe yourself?
  3. By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
  4. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
  5. Why should we hire you?
  6. Why do you want a career as an administrative officer?
  7. What do you know about our organization?
  8. What do you like about your present job?
  9. Have you ever been overloaded with work?
  10. How do you handle your anger?
Administrative Officer Information
August 17th, 2017

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?
Administrative Officer User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 10
As an Administrative Officer, what do you believe is your best asset?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Ability to meet deadlines work as a team accurate and dedicated.
2.
My best asset is my exceptional customer service skills, my ability to work and be a team player, and work hard.
3.
As Administrative officer may best asset is I am hard worker & I am Patience.
4.
I am Hard Worker, Experienced Relevant Person In case of Profession.
5.
As an Administrative officer I believe team work is I am handworker, Goo facilitator.
Question 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.
3.
Honest reliable loyal hardwork.
4.
Dedicated, hardworking, Punctual, trustworthy, and loyal.
5.
Conscientious, team player, focussed.
Question 3 of 10
By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I've had multiple jobs where I've had a wide range of personalities from customers to coworkers.
2.
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.
3.
I am a person of integrity. I can handle clients with firm and fair.
Question 4 of 10
Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have bachelors degree that has given me the ablility to reasearch problems and issues.
2.
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.
3.
I will be an asset to this organization because I am a role player.
4.
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.
5.
I am confident enjoy a challenge and enjoy looking for ways to improve my own work processes. I pride myself on obtaining a 100% accuracy and enjoy working in a team environment.
Question 5 of 10
Why should we hire you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
You should hire me because I am qualified for the position, experience wise.
2.
I am qualified in this position based on my knowledge. Skills, experienced and achievements.
3.
I work under steady pressure, I know how to plan and organize work to manage deadlines,
4.
I believe I have the majority of the experience and the professional attitude to excel in this position.
5.
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.
3.
I want a career in the administrative office field to give back to the NIH community and be able to provide the excellent customer service to the public.
4.
I enjoy admin work and the various roles that come with it.
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.
This organization is a National Government Agency that provides assistance to Drug Users who are willing to withdraw their addiction.
3.
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.
4.
I have researched your organisation and found out things that I did not know you did it was very interesting to see how many areas that you cover.
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.
What I like in my present job is the coordination with program managers regarding their fund utilization.
3.
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.
4.
I enjoy the different challenges that each day brings. I enjoy the team I work with and that when one of us is under pressure to meet a deadline we all help out.
Question 9 of 10
Have you ever been overloaded with work?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes and no. I know how to priority whats important and need to be done today and what can wait til tomorrow.
2.
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.
3.
I dont consider it work overload but maybe time pressure.
4.
I have cried from stress before for a good 10 minutes but then I composed myself and then I combat the steps to help.
5.
Yes many times I have been overloaded but I prioritise so that I don't sink.
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.
I take a deep breath and tell myself to relax.
3.
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.
4.
I handle my anger by talking to the person that caused the anger.
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Anger is a raising emotion. Harness anger and use it to push you. Anger into energy. Focus anger somewhere in energy.
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