NYU (New York University) Administrative Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Jul 13, 2015
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Administrative Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NYU (New York University) (Brooklyn, NY) in April 2015.

Interview

descriptive interview with multiple people: would-be supervisor, HR rep and two department employees. interview lasted roughly an hour. a lot of their administrative jobs are via a temp agency. I was employed by the temp agency and was interviewing to be placed at NYU. I was told that most contracted individuals are hired a few months in. I was hired a bit quicker because the needs of my employment were to access financial records that only an NYU employee could attain. I was only a temp at NYU for approximately one month - a week of which was paperwork that was performed in order to hire me in. once the decision was made to hire me in, I did a phone interview with my supervisor and an HR representative (after applying for the job online).

Interview Questions

  • How my degree is applicable to my sought-after position   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for NYU (New York University)

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at NYU (New York University) (New York, NY) in April 2012.

    Interview

    it could not have been more disorganized - two people I was supposed to interview had actually forgotten about the interview. And there was a fire drill in the middle of the most important interview session. Really. A pW

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at NYU (New York University) (New York, NY) in October 2011.

    Interview

    I heard from the hiring manager about a week after the I submitted an application to NYC Wagner School of Public Service. The open position was for an Administrative Aid postion in the admissions office. The initial interview was rather pleasant -- it was two staff members and me, talking back and forth about my professional experience. They seemed very interested and

    Interview Questions

    • After explaining my passion for working in the field of higher ed and how my qualifications precisely meet their needs -- I was asked to give a 30 pitch on why they should choose me over other candidates. I didn't want to sound repetitive, but it kind of caught me off guard because it was the very last question asked.   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NYU (New York University) in December 2010.

    Interview

    Absolutely the most horrible experience of my life. I have been steadily employed but recently decided to try to find a job at NYU, a) because I'm looking to move ahead in college administration and b) because it would be possible for me to work here and study here for free. I have been on at least a dozen interviews in the past four months alone and have not received one offer. More than that, I have had to wait on average one to two months to hear back about the decision. I believe most interviewers have an idea about who they will hire within the first three weeks so this is absolutely unacceptable. And good luck trying to check in about the status of their decision, they will interview you and never answer your call afterwords. Its a shame, because I have experience working in other universities as well as most of the major New York Hospitals. Applying for entry level or mid level positions is pointless, unless you actually know someone who works there. A renowned organization like NYU should not be this rude, unprofessional, and discourteous to job seekers. Recession or not, this type of behavior would have been unacceptable in most offices I have worked at. Why bother posting jobs at all if you are only passing them along to your friends?

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with an irate student or faculty member   1 Answer
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