Office Assistant Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Office Assistant interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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What was the biggest mistake you made at your last job?

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List of 35 Office Assistant Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What was the biggest mistake you made at your last job?

  2. 2.

    What part of working in an office do you enjoy most?

  3. 3.

    What do you like most about being an Office Assistant?

  4. 4.

    What separates you from our other candidates?

  5. 5.

    How organized are you?

  6. 6.

    What do you know about our company?

  7. 7.

    What have you done at your present/last company to increase revenues, reduce costs, or save time?

  8. 8.

    What type of documents and formats have you generated in the past?

  9. 9.

    Tell me about a complex project you were tasked with completing under deadline.

  10. 10.

    How reliable of a worker are you?

  11. 11.

    As an office assistant, you may be privy to sensitive information regarding your colleagues. Explain how you would handle those situations.

  12. 12.

    What skills are essential for this position?

  13. 13.

    Tell me about your previous work experience as an office assistant.

  14. 14.

    What is your greatest strength?

  15. 15.

    Do you have career goals you are pursuing, such as further education or promotions? If so, what are they?

  16. 16.

    What are some of the habits that you do around the office that you find unique to yourself?

  17. 17.

    What areas of Office Assistant do you excel at?

  18. 18.

    What management style do you respond best to?

  19. 19.

    Are you always on time or early for work?

  20. 20.

    Why are you the best assistant for this job?

  21. 21.

    How does this assistant position fit into your career path?

  22. 22.

    Do you have a good sense of humor?

  23. 23.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  24. 24.

    Why did you choose to apply with us?

  25. 25.

    What type of supervisor brings out your best performance?

  26. 26.

    How do you prioritize your work?

  27. 27.

    What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  28. 28.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  29. 29.

    Have you ever reported to multiple supervisors at once? If so, how did you juggle each person's priorities?

  30. 30.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  31. 31.

    What trends do you see impacting the office assistant role in the future?

  32. 32.

    What type of reporting structure did you work within in previous jobs?

  33. 33.

    Have you had experience maintaining office equipment? If so, what type of products?

  34. 34.

    What have you done in the past year to improve your skills as an office assistant?

  35. 35.

    Would you be available to work extra hours if needed?