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Sample Interview Questions: Office Assistant

Sample Interview Questions: Office Assistant

These sample interview questions will help you find the right candidate to fill your office assistant job description.

  • Tell me about your previous work experience as an office assistant.
  • What were your primary responsibilities?
  • What type of duties did you handle in previous positions? 
  • What type of reporting structure did you work within in previous jobs?
  • What skills do you consider your greatest strengths?
  • Have you had experience in maintaining office equipment? If so, what type of products?
  • Tell me about a complex project you were tasked with completing under deadline.
  • What type of documents and formats have you generated in the past?
  • What have you done at your present/last company to increase revenues, reduce costs, or save time? 
  • What have you done to improve your skills as office assistant?
  • What makes you a great fit for this position?
  • What type of schedule are you looking to work? 
  • Would you be available to work extra hours if needed?

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