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Top 25 Secretary Interview Questions
Question 1 of 29
What is your best skill as an office assistant?
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Question 1 of 29
What is your best skill as an office assistant?
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"My best skill is my ability to communicate with any customer face-to-face or over the phone. My past manager commented on my performance reviews that I was able to build a connection with anyone!"
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Question 2 of 29
Describe a time when you had really felt good about a performance in your job.
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One option for this question is discussing a time you achieved a major goal or received an award for top performance. Describe the goal you achieved, what steps it took to get there, and how excited you were to reach the goal. Or, talking about a time when you calmed an upset customer can be a great example for this question. Be ready to talk about the time you went above and beyond with handling a customer complaint. Explain how you personally listened to every word the customer had to say. Next, describe how you apologized to the customer with a calm voice and sincere heart. Finally, be sure to tell the interviewer what solution you offered the customer. Be sure to close with how happy the customer was when they left!
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Question 3 of 29
A secretary needs to be very organized. Describe your organization characteristics.
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Question 4 of 29
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Question 5 of 29
Customers can have a nasty attitude for no reason. What techniques do you employ to calm down customers when they are irritated?
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Question 6 of 29
Tell me about your cash handling experience.
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Question 7 of 29
Have you ever coordinated an event? How did it go?
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Question 8 of 29
Why do you want to work for this office?
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Question 9 of 29
Why did you leave your last job?
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Question 10 of 29
Tell me about a time when you missed some important details for a report. What happened?
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Question 11 of 29
Walk me through a typical day for you at your last office.
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Question 12 of 29
How many years of office work have you had?
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Question 13 of 29
Please outline your experience of accurately undertaking basic office/paperwork duties.
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Question 14 of 29
What is your ideal company?
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Question 15 of 29
Tell me about yourself.
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Question 16 of 29
Describe a situation when you were given a large amount of data, had a purpose to analyze it, and gave an outcome regarding this data. Explain the process you took forth in each stage of that process.
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Question 17 of 29
Describe a bad customer service experience you have had in the past and how you handled it?
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Question 18 of 29
What signs of trust have you demonstrated in the past while working?
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Question 19 of 29
Tell me about the most difficult supervisor you have ever worked with, and how you went about working with him or her?
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Question 20 of 29
Can you multi-task? What experience do you have that represents to me how well you multi-task?
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Question 21 of 29
Give an example of a time you procrastinated and it led to a very difficult situation. Explain whether it required you to work more in the end or turned a report into a disaster.
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Question 22 of 29
You have been asked to set up a meeting. Quickly go over the steps you take to make this meeting happen.
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Question 23 of 29
Why do you want to be an office administrator?
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Question 24 of 29
How proficient are you with Microsoft Excel?
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Question 25 of 29
Tell me a time when you had to handle something drastic, but no one was around to help you. How did you do it?
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Question 26 of 29
What is your greatest strength?
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Question 27 of 29
How well would you say you supervise people?
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Question 28 of 29
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 29 of 29
Explain your greeting and how you handled phone calls at your previous employment.
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