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Top 25 Typist Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
How do you stay organized?
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Question 2 of 25
How do you prioritize your work when you have multiple deadlines to meet?
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Tell the interviewer about your organizational and time management skills.

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"I use a calendar to be reminded of upcoming meetings and deadlines, as well as daily/weekly to-do lists, by prioritizing the most important duties, to ensure I am on top of things. I review and amend my lists every morning, throughout the day, and in the afternoon before leaving for the day."
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Question 3 of 25
How do you handle pressure and stressful situations?
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Tell the interviewer about your stress management skills and ability to work under pressure.

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"I thrive under pressure and always remain calm in stressful situations. I sincerely believe that exercising on a regular basis significantly helps me stay calm in stressful situations."
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Question 4 of 25
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Typist?
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Tell the interviewer what motivated you to apply for this position.

Answer this question by mentioning, e.g., how passionate you are about this field and why.

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"I wish to work as a Typist because (X reasons) and as I am highly meticulous and detail-oriented, I know I am in the right field."
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Question 5 of 25
Tell me about a time where you had to take on a leadership role. Did you enjoy it and if so, why?
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Tell the interviewer about your leadership or team management experience, should you have any, in a professional, volunteer, or educational capacity (alternatively).

Should you have none, mention that you are more than willing to gain leadership skills and would love to take on a leadership role - and why you are a good leader.

If the interviewer asks such a question, it is likely that the position entails leadership duties - current or future, which will most of the time already be outlined on the job posting. As such, he/she will assume you applied to this role upon having adequately read the job posting, and that you have an interest in leadership/team management and/or some sort of leadership/team management experience.

Try to provide an example related to the position/industry you applied for, as much as possible. If you cannot do so, provide any example by telling the interviewer you are positive your skills will easily be transferable.

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"I lead a team of individuals in a volunteer capacity when working as (X position title) for (X organization). In this role, I was responsible for 10 sales representatives and (X further related responsibilities). I realize this particular experience is not related to this position, however the team management skills acquired in this role will highly benefit me in this position at your company. I thoroughly enjoyed taking on a leadership role as I love leading team members to success."
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Question 6 of 25
What is your greatest weakness, and what are you doing to improve in that area?
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Question 7 of 25
What is your greatest strength and how will it help you to be a successful Typist?
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Question 8 of 25
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 9 of 25
What do you know about our company?
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Question 10 of 25
Name 3 vital skills that all Typists should have mastered.
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Question 11 of 25
Are you experienced in shorthand typing?
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Question 12 of 25
Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it prepared you for this position.
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Question 13 of 25
What are your short term goals?
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Question 14 of 25
How many words per minute can you type?
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Question 15 of 25
What duties are the easiest and the most difficult for you to perform in a Typist capacity?
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Question 16 of 25
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.
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Question 17 of 25
Tell me the programs and software that you are best versed in. What is your level of proficiency in each?
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Question 18 of 25
Do you prefer copy typing or audio typing, and which method do you consider your strongest?
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Question 19 of 25
Are you multilingual? If so, what is you strongest language?
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Question 20 of 25
How strong is your punctuation and grammar?
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Question 21 of 25
If a co-worker called in sick, thus doubling your workload for the day, how would you react?
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Question 22 of 25
Tell me about your punctuality and attendance record in your most recent position.
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Question 23 of 25
In your latest performance review, what did your employer have to say about the quality of your work?
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Question 24 of 25
What are your long term career goals?
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Question 25 of 25
Much of your work as a Typist will include working with spreadsheets. Do you have beginner, intermediate or advanced Excel skills?
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August 18th, 2017

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