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How proficient are you with Microsoft Excel?

1 of 25 Secretary Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on July 1st, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

Use terms such as beginner, intermediate, or advanced user. Then, give a few examples of things you commonly utilize in Excel for such as creating charts/graphs, making pivot tables, or analyzing data. Your response will help the interviewer understand what type of training you should be provided, should they hire you.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"I have used Excel for about four years now, and would rate myself as an intermediate user. I am capable of making charts and graphs, and some other intermediate level tasks."

Entry Level
Answer example

"I am newer to Excel in a professional setting but have used it in a personal setting for quite some time. I am going to assume that I am a beginner level user in Excel."

Answer example

"I have approximately twelve years experience with Excel and would rate myself as an advanced user. I can create pivot tables, charts/graphs, and analyzing data. Are there specific tasks you are looking for me to complete in Excel?"

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Published: 07/01/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date

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How proficient are you with Microsoft Excel?
In our office we rarely use it, but I have taken a few classes on it and can figure it out.
I work with computers very well.
Microsoft Excel is one of my favorite programs. Like I said earlier I had to gather that data for the meeting and then make a pie chart out of the information gathered. I felt really happy with the amount of little time I was given. Excel is something that is used a lot by myself for report purposes. If I have a report where I need to sort information in my current job I either copy and past it into excel from another program or save and open it in Excel. Excel is just a really great program for many different job duties.
Excel- intermiate. Link worksheets. Run calenders through excel in expereince.
Excel and word are the biggest system tools we used.
I am fairly proficient, I know more than most because I am a mass communications major so I am required to work with softwares of all types.
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