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Court Clerk Interview

25 Questions and Answers Written by Heather Douglass

Updated on August 20th, 2018 | Heather has over 20 years experience recruiting and hiring candidates,
specifically in the health care industry.
Question 1 of 25
Give me an example that demonstrates your attention to detail.
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How to Answer
Attention to detail is vital to your role as a court clerk. You will be managing essential documents and information that affects individuals livelihood as well as businesses and government entities. Assure the interviewer that you embody precision and accuracy.

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Question 2 of 25
What is your greatest accomplishment so far?
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As a successful court clerk, you have many accomplishments. Tell the interviewer that you set goals for yourself and work towards achieving them. Show that you can follow through and that you are ambitious. Give an example of an achievement that shows these characteristics of yourself. Think about a project or a training you completed that was challenging and share your process for tackling the challenge.

Question 3 of 25
Most people that come into the court room already have a high level of stress, how will you treat them to help calm their nerves?
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The interviewer is asking this question to hear how you handle stressful situations and difficult personalities. As a court clerk, you handle stressed out, angry or frustrated individuals on a regular basis. Explain any experience you have either in an office environment or a customer service role. Tell the interviewer some ways you help others to feel more relaxed. What qualities do you have that others find helpful when they are experiencing stress or anxiety? Having a calm demeanor and thick skin can help you deal with some of the most difficult people and situations. Share your experience and show off your strengths!

Question 4 of 25
Tell me about your experience managing confidential information.
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As a court clerk, you have worked in clinical or legal positions where you were responsible for managing client information. Tell the interviewer about administrative roles dealing with health, security or government information. When you talk about your experience, be sure to discuss how it pertains to the job description. You can also show off your skills and strengths by highlighting your accomplishments or awards for your performance and consistency.

Question 5 of 25
Why should we hire you as our next court clerk?
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As a court clerk, you have a lot of great qualities that would make you an excellent candidate for the job. If you can't think of ways that you are unique, ask a few friends or family members what they feel sets you apart from other people. Their observations may help you understand how you are perceived.

Perhaps you already know what sets you apart! This could include any industry accolades, individual achievements, additional industry related training, a second language, or how involved you are in the community. Don't be afraid to brag about yourself a bit. In an interview, you are your most influential advocate.

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Elisabeth Walter
Elisabeth Walter has over five years of experience in the corporate recruiting world. More recently, she has been freelance writing for the past two years. You can reach out to Elisabeth by visiting her LinkedIn profile, at
Heather Douglass
Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience recruiting and hiring candidates. She has a knack for resume writing. You can find her on twitter at @heatherinidaho.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 09/24/2010
Last modified on: 08/20/2018

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