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25 Typist Interview Questions
Question 1 of 25
Are you experienced in shorthand typing?
How to Answer
Always review the job posting before the interview to familiarize yourself with the duties involved and preferred qualifications for the successful incumbent.

Answer this question by mentioning whether you have such experience to demonstrate you are indeed the perfect candidate for the job by virtue of your previous experience - and the company(ies) you worked for.

Should you not have such experience, emphasize you are a quick learner and that you have a willingness to train.

Answer Example
"I unfortunately do not have any experience in shorthand typing. However, I am a quick learner and have a strong willingness to train."
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Question 2 of 25
What do you know about our company?
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How to Answer
Tell the interviewer about your knowledge of the company you applied for. It is imperative to always conduct your due diligence before an interview by reviewing the job description, company website and social media pages to familiarize yourself with the company and work involved. It is also important to show the interviewer you did not apply to the advertised position simply because you are looking for just any job, but that you wish to work for this company specifically.

Answer Example
"I reviewed the job description and website before this interview and know you are a company specializing in (X services you noticed on the company website). I am particularly excited about (X programs/initiatives) that I saw on your (website/social media pages) as I (X reasons you are excited about these programs/initiatives, such as passion or similar initiatives undertaken in school or volunteer capacity)."
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Question 3 of 25
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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How to Answer
Ensure to review the job description before the interview to familiarize yourself with the personality traits or profile required for this role. Answer this question by outlining a few of the listed qualifications that you also possess, making you the best candidate for this role.

Alternatively, mention your top qualifications and qualities which will ensure your success in this role.

Answer Example
"As you can see on my resume, I have the required educational qualifications, holding a bachelor's and master's degree in X, as well as years of relevant experience. I furthermore am a hard worker, a team player and work tirelessly."
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Question 4 of 25
What is your greatest strength and how will it help you to be a successful Typist?
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How to Answer
Answer by telling the interviewer what your greatest strength is, related to the position you applied for. Ensure to mention how this strength will contribute to your success in this role.

Answer Example
"My greatest strength is that I am extremely meticulous. I also always review my work at least twice before submission to superiors or colleagues to ensure that my work is accurate."
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Question 5 of 25
What is your greatest weakness, and what are you doing to improve in that area?
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How to Answer
Tell the interviewer what your greatest weakness is, however by ensuring that this weakness can be a strength in this position.

Answer Example
"I am a very hard-worker and find hard to stop working at the end of the day, resulting in numerous long days at the office. To improve in that area, I did my best to do lists every morning by prioritizing the work that needs to be done by the end of the day, and the following tasks that are not as urgent. Doing this significantly improved my time management skills and made me more productive at work."
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August 18th, 2017

Do you want to specialize in typing? Great, we have interview questions for you. We have created interview questions geared towards a career in typing. Practice your interview and you should ace it! Good luck.