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Top 25 Administrator Interview Questions
1. What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?
List of Administrator Interview Questions
  1. What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?
  2. How do you evaluate success?
  3. What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
  4. Have you ever been overloaded with work?
  5. How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
  6. How well do you work with people?
  7. Why do you want a career as an administrator?
  8. As an Administrator, what do you believe is your best asset?
  9. What is your secret to a successful career as an administrator?
  10. What have your achievements been to date?
  11. Why should we hire you?
  12. What could your current employer do for you that would have prevented you from looking for a job?
  13. Looking at your resume, you've had a number of job changes, what would make me think that you will stay with our company?
  14. How do you handle stress on the job?
  15. Tell me about a responsibility in your former or current position that you really enjoyed.
  16. What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?
  17. Describe to me your ideal employer.
  18. When have you had to adapt to change?
  19. When have you had to think quickly in response to sudden change?
  20. List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.
  21. Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.
  22. Tell me about your relationship with your previous boss.
  23. What type of work environment allows you to be the most productive?
  24. Tell me why you are the right fit for this company and this position.
  25. Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
  26. Tell me about a time that you have helped a co-worker accomplish an important goal.
  27. When entering a new job, describe how you build relationships with your new coworkers and supervisors.
  28. How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?
  29. Tell me about a time when your communication skills greatly benefited your team.
  30. How would you describe your last manager?
Contributing Author
Ryan Brown
Administrator Information
August 17th, 2017

Administrators will have several duties in an office environment. Some of these functions include; greet clients and vendors, answer telephone calls, direct phone calls to proper personnel, organize office equipment, keep office supplies in inventory, organize events, coordinate meetings, assist other team members, coordinate travel arrangements, and many other functions.

An administrator should have the following characteristics to excel at their career; positive, upbeat attitude, motivated to succeed, capable of multi-tasking. They should have the ability to work under a heavy workload, treasure their organizational skills, excel at communication (both written or oral). Lastly, they should be capable of presenting themselves in a professional manner and have a passion for their work.

Interview questions to prepare yourself for an administrator interview will include teamwork questions, customer service questions, and leadership questions. You should be able to give examples of when you have worked under stress and heavy workloads. Think of a few examples of when you have solved a customer's problem or handled an angry customer. Almost all interviews open with the question, Tell me about yourself. Start the conversation strong by providing your background and why you chose to apply for this company. Describe your passion for the company and how this job would align perfectly with your career goals.
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