Typist Mock Interview

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Do you prefer copy typing or audio typing, and which method do you consider your strongest?

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List of 25 Typist Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Do you prefer copy typing or audio typing, and which method do you consider your strongest?

  2. 2.

    If a co-worker called in sick, thus doubling your workload for the day, how would you react?

  3. 3.

    How many words per minute can you type?

  4. 4.

    Name 3 vital skills that all Typists should have mastered.

  5. 5.

    How do you stay organized?

  6. 6.

    Tell me about a time where you had to take on a leadership role. Did you enjoy it and if so, why?

  7. 7.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  8. 8.

    Have you ever worked as a Typist for larger firms? If so, walk me through your typical tasks and tell me which you enjoyed the most.

  9. 9.

    What duties are the easiest and the most difficult for you to perform in a Typist capacity?

  10. 10.

    What are your short term goals?

  11. 11.

    What do you know about our company?

  12. 12.

    What is your greatest strength and how will it help you to be a successful Typist?

  13. 13.

    What is your greatest weakness, and what are you doing to improve in that area?

  14. 14.

    Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Typist?

  15. 15.

    How do you handle pressure and stressful situations?

  16. 16.

    How do you prioritize your work when you have multiple deadlines to meet?

  17. 17.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it prepared you for this position.

  18. 18.

    What are your long term career goals?

  19. 19.

    Tell me the programs and software that you are best versed in. What is your level of proficiency in each?

  20. 20.

    In your latest performance review, what did your employer have to say about the quality of your work?

  21. 21.

    Tell me about your punctuality and attendance record in your most recent position.

  22. 22.

    How strong is your punctuation and grammar?

  23. 23.

    Are you multilingual? If so, what is you strongest language?

  24. 24.

    Are you experienced in shorthand typing?

  25. 25.

    Much of your work as a Typist will include working with spreadsheets. Do you have beginner, intermediate or advanced Excel skills?