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Top 10 Administrative Specialist Interview Questions
1. Why do you want a career as an administrative specialist?
Administrative Specialist
Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and organizational tasks. They organize files, draft messages, schedule appointments, and support other staff.
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Administrative Specialist Interview Questions
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Why should we hire you?
 
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I have over 5 years experience as an Administrative Assistant and I am detail oriented.
 
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Because i'm a hard worker and I am willing and able to fulfill the requirement of the job at hand.
 
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If I called your boss right now and asked him or her what is an area that you could improve on, what would he or she say?
 
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Trying not to be anxious in a stressful situation.
 
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He would say that I should be less of an introvert.
 
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What made you choose a career as an administrative specialist?
 
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Because its a good way to learn about the company before moving up to a higher position.
 
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Working with people and supporting staff.
 
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Tell me a time when you disagreed with your boss.
 
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I have always done what my boss has asked me to do.
 
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Never. I may not agree with all of his choices but he is the boss and he knows whats best.
 
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Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?
 
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No, I have always gotten along w/ my supervisors.
 
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No, I learned to always work with my supervisor.
 
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Give an example of a time when you made a mistake because you did not listen well to what someone had to say.
 
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In setting up a worksheet in excel, I set up the format incorrectly, and I had to go back in and redo it.
 
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I have never been in this situation but I have had disagreements with team members before but that was due to miscommunication.
 
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As an Administrative Specialist, what do you believe is your best asset?
 
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That I am very detail oriented and meeting my deadlines.
 
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I'm organized, efficient, I can multitask well. Some examples of that is answering multiple phone lines and writing report and dealing with a number of projects at the same time.
 
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What do you feel is the most important skill an administrative specialist should possess?
 
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The ability to complete the task assigned to you and having done it correctly.
 
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