Secretary Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Secretary interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

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Have you ever taken a role in a company that hasn't fit into your long-term career plans?

"Yes, you will see that from March to May 2007 I held a role as Executive Assistant with Company XYZ. This particular role was not what I was expecting and had little to do with administration and more to do with cold calling from the phone book. This wasn't nurturing my plan to grow the admin side of my career, so I resigned after just two months. Luckily I landed a wonderful job immediately after and grew with that company for the following six years."

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25 Secretary Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Have you ever taken a role in a company that hasn't fit into your long-term career plans?

  • 2. What are the top duties of your current position?

  • 3. Do you have any questions for me?

  • 4. Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

  • 5. Judging by your resume, you appear to be overqualified for this secretary position. What would keep you here, if you were offered the job?

  • 6. How do you handle stress?

  • 7. Have you requested extra responsibilities in any of your previous roles?

  • 8. How do you handle a larger than average workload?

  • 9. Looking at your resume, it seems there are specific skills necessary for this position that does not stand out. How do you think you will be able to compensate for these missing skills?

  • 10. Tell me about your relationship with your previous boss.

  • 11. Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?

  • 12. How many days were you absent from work last year?

  • 13. Do you always double check or proofread your work?

  • 14. Describe a bad customer service experience you have had in the past and how you handled it?

  • 15. How proficient are you with Microsoft Excel?

  • 16. How does this administration position fit into your career goals?

  • 17. Have you ever coordinated an event? How did it go?

  • 18. Tell me about yourself.

  • 19. You have been asked to set up a meeting. Quickly go over the steps you take to make this meeting happen.

  • 20. Why did you leave your last job?

  • 21. Explain your greeting and how you handled phone calls at your previous employment.

  • 22. What signs of trust have you demonstrated in the past while working?

  • 23. Tell me about a time when you improved communication between yourself and a co-worker or client.

  • 24. Tell me about your cash handling experience.

  • 25. Why do you want to be an office administrator?