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Office Administrator

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Rachelle Enns
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Describe your knowledge and experience in using data to inform decisions.
Tell me about yourself?
What is your education background?
What is your knowledge of Google Docs, and what type of role do you see foreplaying in the future with such software?
Have you ever coordinated an event? How did it go?
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Give me an example of when you procastinated and it led to a very difficult situation? Whether requiring you more work in the end or turned a project into a disaster?
Tell me about a time when you've had to fire an employee?
Give me examples of your leadership experiences in the past? What was the most defining role for you?
Tell me about your cash handling experience.
How well would you say you supervise people?
What three expectations do you have of your office staff?
What do you feel about traveling? Were you asked to travel at your last job?
What do you percieve as a top priority for office administrators?
There is a strong demand for office administrators, why are you better than the rest?
Tell me about the most difficult supervisor you have ever worked with, and how you went about working with him or her?
An office administrator needs to be very organized, describe to me your organization characteristics?
You have been asked to set up a meeting, quickly go over the steps you take to make this meeting happen?
What are your experiences with Excel and Powerpoint? What successful Powerpoint presentations have you made in the past?
Walk me through a typical day for you at your last office.
Explain your experience in running meetings and team groups?
What was your main weakness at your last job that you would like to improve upon at this one?
Can you multi-task? What experiences have you done that represent to me how well you multi-task?
What in the office is least important to you, or could be removed?
Tell me about your favorite co-worker/boss you've had in the past.
How did you handle the recent financial crisis with customers?
Describe a bad customer service experience you have had in the past and how you handled it?
Explain to me your favorite business software. How do you use it in your office?
Describe to me a situation when you were given a large amount of data, had a purpose to analyze it, and gave an outcome regarding this data, explain to me the process you took forth in each stage of that process?
The moment you walk in here, I'd hope you would have goals set in place for a specific time period, what do you think they will be?
What is your ideal company?
How well do you think on your feet?
How do you keep a sales team motivated? What are your tactics?
If you could, would you like a more important role in your company? Such as an executive in the future?
Why do you want to work for this office?
Give me an example of how you keep track of details while engaging in conversation?
What is the most important piece to a successful office? A certain worker, a certain computer, what?
Why do you want to be an office administrator?
Are you okay working without a break if the office needs it?
Why did you leave your last job?
How do you keep office workers motivated?
What tactics in the past have you employed that kept close watch on competition?
What signs of trust have you demonstrated in the past while working?
How would you go about developing a new sales tactic, explain to me the process you would begin with the marketing people and how that would eventually be in the hands of the sales people?
Customers can have a nasty attitude for no reason, either way, what techniques do you employ to calm down customers when they are irratated?
How many years of office work have you had?
Why are you the best person for this position?
What attracted you to this company?
Some days as an Office Administrator you will have large amounts to due, others, but rarely, will have nothing to do, what will you do during those slow times?
Office Administrator requires you to have a large wealth of knowledge about every aspect in the office, what can you tell me about the accountants role and their importance in team functions?
How well do you work in teams? When was the last team leading position you've held?
Do you work well under pressure?
What is your great strength?
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
What are your career goals?
Explain your greeting and how you handled phone calls at your previous employment.
If you were CEO of your last company, what would you change?
Tell me a time when you had to handle something drastic, but no one was around, how did you do it?
Tell me about a time when you had not done a task correctly because you were not trained propperly?
Describe a time when you had really felt good about a performance in your job?
Tell me about a time when you missed some important details about a transaction, what happened?
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