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

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I like working with computers and learning new software.
 
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I like to learn the new technology.
 
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Knowing that my work will benefit the company.
 
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I enjoy working with adults and getting along with everyone. Doing my job.
 
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Tell me about a complex project you were tasked with completing under deadline.
 
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What technologies are you an expert with using?
 
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Helping out customers with any questions they have.
 
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I like having a series of set tasks and seeing the pile of work dwindled by the end of the day. I get too see immediate results.
 

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#3 of 35

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

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Typing them from the computer.
 
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I worked as a preschool assistant which involved contact with parents and children. Several years ago I worked as receptionist and moved up to customer service.
 

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#4 of 35

What areas of Office Assistant do you excel at?

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Dealing with cilents and customers. Wroking on computer to maintain data.
 
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Answering with telephones and dealing with customers. General admin.
 
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Customer service, organization, and typing.
 
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Customer service, listening, and typing.
 
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Data entry, reports, public relations.
 
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My ability to stay focused on my work and finish tasks earlier than they are due.
 

Education Requirements

High school graduates who have basic office and computer skills usually qualify for entry-level positions.

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#5 of 35

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

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I have generated statistical reports, expense reports, letter, invoices, memos.
 
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Form letters, spreadsheets.
 
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Power point, excell, word, and Google documents.
 

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#6 of 35

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

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I have experience in maintianinf office equipment such as computers, scanners, printers, and copiers.
 
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Yes, vending machine , reception, door access.
 
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Yes, copier, computer (dell) postage machine fax.
 
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Minimal most of the equipment I have dealt with in the past had maintenance contracts.
 

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#7 of 35

What do you like most about being an Office Assistant?

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The best things about being an office assistant is the variety of work it brings. I have been an Administrative assistant for almost 10 years and have a wide range of duties that i'm responsible for. Currently I am responsible for reviewing invoices, time sheets, processing invoices, running errands, take customer service calls, order supplies, and provide support for the Executive Director and Operations Manager.
 
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The best things about being an office assistant is the variety of work it brings. I have been an Administrative assistant for almost 10 years and have a wide range of duties that i'm responsible for. Currently I am responsible for reviewing invoices, time sheets, processing invoices, running errands, take customer service calls, order supplies, and provide support for the Executive Director and Operations Manager.
 
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Each day would be different.
 
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I like being able to do the task and each day something different.
 
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Should be resolve my all current issues, attention in my work.
 
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I like the predictability of and routine of the day.
 
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I like working around people and doing office work.
 

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#8 of 35

What was the biggest error you have made at your last job?

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Nothing has did but little mistake has happen with every one its has happen with me.
 
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Not asking for advice when I needed it.
 
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I sometimes overdo getting my work done ahead of time. However, I am excellent at meeting deadlines, and with my attention to detail,
 

Office Assistant Pros

1. Part of the responsiliby. There is an reception element that I like. Processing purchasing orders. I like dealing with the public. June 19th, 2014

2. The fact I will have the opportunity to work with cilents and to deal with programs. Gain expereince. June 19th, 2014

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#9 of 35

How organized are you?

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I like being organized so I can manage my time wisely.
 
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Very organised. I priortize work. With the way I structure my tasks it is easy to identify the work I have done.
 
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I am very organized. I plan the day before and prioritise my workd.
 
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I am very organized by preparing for the day before.
 
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Concentrate of my work, finish my all work day to day,
 
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I feel that I am very organized. I don't like feeling unorganized.
 
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I like to have everything clean and organized. I want to be able to find what I need.
 

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#10 of 35

Why did you choose to apply with us?

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I chose to apply with you because the type of company you are and I know I can do the job description that is listed.
 
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The government has always been good to our family ands had our deepest respect.
 
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I want to grow and I have the skills to work for you.
 

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#11 of 35

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

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I have attended college in the business administration program to update my skills.
 
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Housekeeping & security maintenance, front desk maintenance , handle with client.
 
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I have attened college in the business administration progran to update my skills.
 
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I take classes offered by the local school district.
 

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#12 of 35

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

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I had to send out mail to the clients and also do my other assignments.
 
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I started my own program through the school district that serviced esl and struggling students. I had a one week dead line to find and order curriculums, set up student criteria, inform parents, set up class room and prepare lesson plans. I prioritized all duties what would take the longest to accomplish and set my timeline for 5 days in order to have extra time if something didn't work according to time line.
 

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#13 of 35

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

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I have 10 years in the administrative field.
 
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I worked as administrative assistant for five years and as office assistant for four months.
 
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Its was nice experience of my life I learned how to manage every thing.
 

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#14 of 35

How do you handle stressful situations?

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I handle stressful situations by dealing with the problem, issue, or work and not giving into the stress.
 

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#15 of 35

Why are you the best assistant for this job?

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I would be the best assistant because I have computer skills, the education, and I will give you 100% from day one.
 
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I was fit for this post hence I am here for interview and had learned about this post its similar to my past experience.
 

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#16 of 35

What separates you from our other candidates?

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What separates me from other candidates is because I am dependable to come into work on time, prioritise my work, and resourceful to make sure the work is done.
 
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'm not sure what other the candidates can offer, but I believe my 3 years in the I m fit for this position .
 

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#17 of 35

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

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Responsiblity on working on system and opportunities to do tasks outside my job description.
 
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I take the extra step to get know the counterparts and other supporting staff. I do very good work.
 
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Friendly official environment every where.
 

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#18 of 35

Are you always on time or early for work?

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Sometime I am on time, but most of the time I am early for work.
 

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#19 of 35

What is your favorite boss to work for?

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I dont think I had most favoite one because I have put my best in everything I do.
 
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My favorite boss to work for would be one that gives me clear goals and the equipment to do my work.
 

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#20 of 35

What skills are essential for this position?

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You have to be a good listener, computer literate.
 

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#21 of 35

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

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I saved time by setting up the file cabinet where it could be easily accessible.
 

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#22 of 35

If I were to come visit your home, would I find it in a mess or clean and neat?

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You would find it clean and neat because I put things away when I am finished.
 

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#23 of 35

How does this assistant position fit into your career path?

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The assistant position fits into myh career plan because it give me more experience with latest technology and closer to being an Executive assistant.
 
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The assistant position fits into my career path by giving me experience in the business administration field.
 
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A person can get success by step to step so its 1 step of my career.
 

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#24 of 35

Do you have career goals you are pursuing? Such as further education, promotions, etc. If so, what are they?

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Yes. I have customer service training. Interpersonal skills. Other training.
 

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#25 of 35

Do you work well under pressure?

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I work well under pressure because I schedule my day the day before which lets me be flexible.
 

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#26 of 35

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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I see myself in five years being stable in a company where I can utilise my 10 years experience.
 

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#27 of 35

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

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I am worse self-critic because I like to make sure my work is perfect. I have learned to make sure to be on task.
 

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#28 of 35

What is your greatest strength?

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My greatest strength is my customer service.
 

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#29 of 35

How do you prioritize your work?

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I prioritize my work by which is most important and which is due the first and which supervisor needs the work.
 

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#30 of 35

What are your career goals?

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My career goals is to learn more software.
 

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#31 of 35

Why are you the best candidate for us?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I am best candidate becaue I start off with 100%
 

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#32 of 35

What do you know about our company?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I would like to know if there is extra training for this positions.
 

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#33 of 35

Do you have a good sense of humor?

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Itake life very easy and I do see the humor in life when it is not serious.
 
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I have a good sense of humor becaue I find the joy in life.
 

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#34 of 35

What type of duties did you handle in previous positions?

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Typing letters, answering the phone, filing,
 

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#35 of 35

Would you be available to work extra hours if needed?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Yes, I am availabe to work extra hours especially given 48 notice.
 
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