Sample Interview Questions for Hiring Administrative Support Workers

The sample interview questions below will assist with your interview preparation when interviewing candidates for an administrative support job description.

  • Tell me about your previous work experience as an administrative support person. 
  • What were your primary responsibilities?
  • Tell me about a complex project you were tasked with completing under deadline.
  • Talk about a project that you were particularly proud of managing.  
  • What sort of reporting structure did you work within in your previous admin jobs?
  • What type of interactions did you have with other departments? 
  • What has been your experience in working with clients and vendors?
  • Have you had to interact with the general public? 
  • Tell me about your computer skills.
  • What technologies are you an expert with using?
  • What other technologies have you utilized in your admin work?
  • 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 makes you a great fit for this position?
  • What do you know about our company and products?
  • What type of schedule are you looking to work? 
  • Would you be available to work extra hours if needed?

Knowing the best interview questions to ask is a key factor in finding top talent — in fact, knowing how to interview should be an essential component of your recruitment strategy.

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