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Entry Level Administrative Assistant Interview
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30 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Published October 11th, 2010 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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What computer skills do you have and what programs are you comfortable using?
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I am comfortable using some excel, word, power point and adobe packages.
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I have Ms word, Excel, Power point, Share-point, Access, and Outlook. I'm comfortable using all programs.
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Excel, word, powerpoint, outlook, onenote - I am comfortable using all.
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Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, Clear Care (scheduling software)
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1.
What computer skills do you have and what programs are you comfortable using?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I am comfortable using some excel, word, power point and adobe packages.
2.
I have Ms word, Excel, Power point, Share-point, Access, and Outlook. I'm comfortable using all programs.
3.
Excel, word, powerpoint, outlook, onenote - I am comfortable using all.
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Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, Clear Care (scheduling software)
2.
What qualities do you consider most important in an administrative professional?
User-Submitted Answers
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I positive can do attitude with a flair for work perfection.
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Professionalism, detail-ortiend, and management. Without these three qualities you will not be able to achieve anything.
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Organized, dependable, team player, able to manage time,
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Someone who is polite, professional, honest. They are able to wear many hats but aren't afraid to ask for help when the need arises.
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Communication, organization and confidentiality.
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Organization, good people skills, good attitude, great time managment.
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Dependability, reliability, trustworthyness, follow through, approachable.
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How do you handle stress and deadlines?
User-Submitted Answers
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Organized, dependable, team player, able to manage time,
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I don't have an issue dealing with stress. I find I do my best work under pressure. I have never been late for a deadline; I am able to manage my time effectively to complete my projects on schedule.
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When handling stress, I react to the situation rather than to stress. That way the situation is handled and does not become stressful. I prioritize my responsibilities so I have a clear idea of what needs to be done which has helped me effectively.
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I take time to realize the situation, never allow to matter to blow out or loose control on my self. I handling deadlines being organized and managing time.
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The best way that I handle stress and deadline is by taking a look at the big picture, assessing what needs to be done by when, and then figuring out what tasks take priority.
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I try not to get stressed. I write down everything that needs to be done for the project, prioritize, stay focus and get busy.
4.
When have you had to communicate with a client or senior manager on behalf of your boss?
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During my time with The Art of Shaving and Lucky Brand as a manager, there were multiple occasions when the Store Manager was not available and I had to reach out to the District Manager on their behalf. I would address any immediate concerns and provide feedback or I would promise to follow up within a specific time frame.
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What was the most challenging customer internal or external and how did you satisfy that person.
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When a customer is unhappy about a situation on there account.
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Several times for meetings, trainings.
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When have you have to communicate with a client or senior manager on behalf of your senior.
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Most of the companies I have worked in have had quite a flat structure. For example, in my teaching position, the CEO of the company was my boss so I interacted with her daily.
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How much do you enjoy office work?
User-Submitted Answers
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I quite enjoy office work. I like being part of a team.
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I love working in the office with different projects and people.
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I do not have a lot of experience with office work. The times where I have had to sit down and do paperwork I actually really enjoyed it.
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I like to multitask, work with other people, help people, etc.
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I enjoy working in an office and enjoy the many hats that can come with the position. I like being a part of a team working towards a common goal.
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I really enjoy office work because I am able to work close with my co-workers, manager, boss.
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I would like to be persistent and resolute.
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It's a passion of mine to work in a office, where I can analyze my skills.
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I enjoy it very much. Keeping things organized makes me happy and gives me a sense of personal accomplishment, so the opportunity to do that in a professional capacity is a satisfying prospect.
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Very much.
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