Executives count on administrative assistants to keep busy schedules and company activities as clear and easy-to-navigate as possible. Expect questions about your organizational, time management, and communication skills. Many of these questions will be story-based, so come ready to explain a time when you successfully juggled multiple deadlines or were able to handle difficult customers at the front desk. Though these interviews focus primarily on soft skills, you may be asked to answer a question about your ability to use basic administrative software.
Not the interview that you have to watch out -- but the EXAM. Yes, the EXAM. I applied as an Administrative Assistant but how come that the examination questions involve the following: Percentage, Fractions, Calculus, and even lots of mathematical equations! Will I compute the distance of the office table up to the photocopier? Do I need to know the velocity of a pen falling from my co-worker's table to the ground? Shall I use the Pythagorean Theorem in order for me to shoot a crumpled paper into a trash can? Come on! I took AB English and applied as an Office Clerk but the heck, the questions are draining!
First, I looked upon the ceiling and uttered: "what's wrong with them?. Then, tried to analyze the patterns, but since there was no clear conclusion on how to answer these Mathematical questions, I finally used the power of guessing.