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Top 25 Typist Interview Questions
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Question 1 of 25
How do you stay organized?
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"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."
Tell the interviewer about your organizational skills in a work environment by providing an example of your capabilities. Provide an example in a professional or volunteer capacity, or alternatively in a university setting.
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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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"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."
Tell the interviewer about your organizational and time management skills.
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Question 3 of 25
How do you handle pressure and 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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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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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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