Office Assistant Interview Questions

Office Assistant Interview Questions

"Office assistants serve both employees and customers by supporting operations, troubleshooting, and maintaining supplies. During an interview, employers may ask about your interest in their industry, competence in word-processing programs, and your personal skills that you can bring to the company. In addition, be prepared to talk about how you work under stress or handle conflict within the work environment. To ace your interview, come with an enthusiastic attitude with a real deal desire to help others."

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New Jersey Courts
Administrative Office Assistant was asked...August 25, 2015

what do you bring to the table what skills do you have

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To whom it may concern: First I'd like to thank you for taking the time to review my resume and also give you some background info on myself. I feel I would make proper fit in the position of administrative assistant based on my experience and abilities. Although I am not experienced in QuickBooks, I do know Sage 50 & I feel I can rise to the challenge of learning any program or software required in a minimal amount of time, given the opportunity. As noted on my resume, my competencies and capabilities are strongly in line with those required for the position. For instance, working at Excel security as the service coordinator for the installation dept, I gained knowledge and insights into providing excellent customer service by anticipating client needs. I also became proficient in accounting via Sage/Peachtree to better invoice clients who did not have service contracts with us. I kept a strict record of techinician scheduling, ordering of materials needed for all projects, tracking of the shipments and redirecting those to the appropriate job site for completion. I'm looking forward to further discussing the position and my qualifications with you in more detail soon. I feel confident that I can fulfill the requirements needed for the office assistant position. Thank you again for your time and consideration. Less

I am a valued team player with organizational skills that manages time appropriately. Less

I am detailed oriented, a team player good communication and verbal skills, also a multi tasker Less


I was asked about my biggest strength and my biggest weakness. I was also asked what plan I had to help the Company grow.

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I answered that my biggest strength and weakness was actually the same thing - my emotions. I answered that I was going to help the company grow by working my way up in to human resources and helping find great people to work on an already awesome team. Two and a half years later, I have done so and couldn't imagine working anywhere else. I love what I do every day and come to work singing. My fellow team mates do the same thing. Less

I would say my biggest strength is that that I’m very responsible, patient, hardworking and very organized. One of my weakness is that I tend to overthink sometimes and over plan things that don’t always need to be stressed about. Less

I plan to help the company grow by doing well in my job everyday and possibly spreading the word about this place and everything it has to offer for families. Less

How well I dealt with inter office conflict

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I outlined the steps I would take, including speaking to my supervisor before engaging in an argument with a coworker. Less

If there was ever a serious conflict between co workers I would bring it up to my boss/ supervisor and let them know of the situation that’s been going on and see if there was something we could figure out. I would try to handle it on my own but if it got too serious, that is what I would believe is the right thing to do Less

The Mission Church

Name a difficult work related situation and how you overcame it.

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I was asked to create a spreadsheet to track nursing hours/patients that would allow the nursing staff to simply input nursing hour numbers and it would calculate specific ratios to assist with scheduling. This was difficult because of complex formulas need to evaluate specific criteria of nursing hours. I developed this sheet based on my knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This sheet remains in use even today. Less

Shubert Organization

Why do I like working as a Box Office Treasurer?

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I enjoy the communal experience of helping people discover (or rediscover) their love of theatre of which I am passionate about. Less

Norwich University

What is your experience with handling confidential and sensitive information?

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I had experience on the Honor Committee and in the Archives handling students academic records as well as personnel files. Less

Horizon Group Properties

How would you get an elephant into a refrigerator?

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This question can't be asked on it's own. First the interviewer would ask some other questions about large African animals and a refrigerator. For example, "how would you put a giraffe in the refrigerator?". The answer: open the door, insert giraffe, close door. Then, how would you put an elephant in the refrigerator? Open the door, take out the giraffe, insert elephant, close door. It's important to take the giraffe out. Less

The entire elephant doesn't need to be inside of the refrigerator. It's all about perception. Allow me to demonstrate: Step 1) Cut a hole in the back of the refrigerator. Step 2) Put an elephant behind the refrigerator and have it put its trunk inside the hole. Step 3) Wait until my wife opens the refrigerator and screams "There's an elephant in the refrigerator!" While it's true that the whole elephant is not in the refrigerator, I also learned a little bit in the last 25 years of marriage. I know that if my wife says that there's an elephant in the refrigerator, that it's useless and counterproductive to contradict her on the details. My motto: "Shut up and live long." ;-) Less

Is this a living animal, a chocolate figurine, or a stuffed toy?

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Al-Futtaim Group

what is ur experience

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2 years

customer service

I have experience in light vehicle driver 9 years abu dhabi 5 year's qatar 3 year's iraq 1 year's also I can drive dum truck bus but I have license only light vehicle Less

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Can you handle fast paced work environment with heavy call volume

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Yes I used to the fast pace Atmosphere of a warehouse

yes i can handle


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What are you looking for in a company?

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Would Hyatt take someone who wants to relocate as I wish to leave my country ?

Good working environment, flexibility, equality and diversity

Good working environment flexibility equality and diversity

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