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Office Assistant Interview Questions
1. What part of working in an office do you enjoy the most?
Office Assistant
December 11th, 2014

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Office Assistant Interview Questions
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How reliable of a worker are you?
 
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Prompt and able to work with little supervision.
 
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I don't miss work unless I'm sick or there is an emergency. I'm very reliable.
 
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A quality should be a admin to maintain with our worker.
 
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I am a very reliable and dependable employee, my last 3 evaluations have stated how I am always prepared and focused.
 
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I am a relliable worker by coming in on time and doing the work I am suppose to do.
 
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What type of reporting structure did you work within in previous jobs?
 
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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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Previous reporting structure has always been directly to the owner.
 
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Typing them from the computer.
 
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What areas of Office Assistant do you excel at?
 
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Answering with telephones and dealing with customers. General admin.
 
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My ability to stay focused on my work and finish tasks earlier than they are due.
 
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Customer service, organization, and typing.
 
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Organisation and maintaing a positive attitude to ensure the smooth running of the company.
 
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Customer service, listening, and typing.
 
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What type of documents and formats have you generated in the past?
 
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Fundraising emails, databases, letters, powerpoints.
 
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I have generated statistical reports, expense reports, letter, invoices, memos.
 
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Power point, excell, word, and Google documents.
 
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Form letters, spreadsheets.
 
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Have you had experience in maintaining office equipment? If so, what type of products?
 
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Yes, copier, computer (dell) postage machine fax.
 
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Yes, vending machine , reception, door access.
 
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Minimal most of the equipment I have dealt with in the past had maintenance contracts.
 
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I have experience in maintianinf office equipment such as computers, scanners, printers, and copiers.
 
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What do you like most about being an Office Assistant?
 
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I like working around people and doing office work.
 
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Should be resolve my all current issues, attention in my work.
 
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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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I like the predictability of and routine of the day.
 
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What have you done in the past year to improve your skills as an office assistant?
 
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I take classes offered by the local school district.
 
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I have attened college in the business administration progran to update my skills.
 
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Housekeeping & security maintenance, front desk maintenance , handle with client.
 
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I have attended college in the business administration program to update my skills.
 
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Tell me about your previous work experience as an office assistant.
 
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Its was nice experience of my life I learned how to manage every thing.
 
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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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Why did you choose to apply with us?
 
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I want to grow and I have the skills to work for you.
 
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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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Tell me about a complex project you were tasked with completing under deadline.
 
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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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I had to send out mail to the clients and also do my other assignments.
 
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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 like to have everything clean and organized. I want to be able to find what I need.
 
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Concentrate of my work, finish my all work day to day,
 
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I am very organized. I plan the day before and prioritise my workd.
 
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What was the biggest error you have made at your last job?
 
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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,
 
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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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How does this assistant position fit into your career path?
 
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A person can get success by step to step so its 1 step of my career.
 
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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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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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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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Friendly official environment every where.
 
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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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What type of duties did you handle in previous positions?
 
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Typing letters, answering the phone, filing,
 
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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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What skills are essential for this position?
 
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You have to be a good listener, computer literate.
 
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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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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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What have you done at your present/last company to increase revenues, reduce costs, or save time?
 
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I saved time by setting up the file cabinet where it could be easily accessible.
 
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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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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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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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Why are you the best assistant for this job?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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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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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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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What do you know about our company?
 
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I would like to know if there is extra training for this positions.
 
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Why are you the best candidate for us?
 
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I am best candidate becaue I start off with 100%
 
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What separates you from our other candidates?
 
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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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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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What are your career goals?
 
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My career goals is to learn more software.
 
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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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What is your greatest strength?
 
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My greatest strength is my customer service.
 
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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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Would you be available to work extra hours if needed?
 
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Yes, I am availabe to work extra hours especially given 48 notice.
 
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