Typist Mock Interview

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How do you stay organized?

"I believe excellent organizational skills are essential to successfully perform in any position. For example, if I have to perform numerous duties in a short period of time, I need to know how to prioritize and meet the respective deadlines. I will use lists to keep track of upcoming duties and a calendar to keep track of deadlines."

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25 Typist Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. How do you stay organized?

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

  • 3. Are you experienced in shorthand typing?

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

  • 5. Are you multilingual? If so, what is you strongest language?

  • 6. How strong is your punctuation and grammar?

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

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

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

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

  • 11. What are your long term career goals?

  • 12. Name 3 vital skills that all Typists should have mastered.

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

  • 14. How many words per minute can you type?

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

  • 16. How do you handle pressure and stressful situations?

  • 17. Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Typist?

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

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

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

  • 21. Why are you the best candidate for us?

  • 22. What do you know about our company?

  • 23. 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.

  • 24. What are your short term goals?

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