An interview for an Admin Clerk position is an opportunity for the hiring committee to know more about a prospective candidate and to find how they might be a good fit for the organization.
Admin Clerk Interview Tips
As a prospective candidate, you should remember the following points:
➜ Start answering with a confident opening statement. Keep away starting with fillers and weak words (umm …, hmm … etc.)
➜ Where possible, give relevant and specific examples from your previous jobs or real-life experiences
➜ Use language that puts you on their team; “As a part of your company, I would….”
Sample Questions and Answers for Admin Clerk Interview
Tell us something about yourself, your past experiences and academic background.
I completed my high school in 2011. Since then, I have been working in various administration and administrative capacities. I had worked as a Receptionist at Global Resource Solutions for three years, and currently, I am working as an Admin Clerk with Delco.
What qualities would you bring to us? / What are your different attributes? / In your opinion, what skills and abilities are vital for an administrative clerk?
• Profound communication ability including grammar, punctuation, proofreading, spelling and telephone skills
• Well versed in performing word processing jobs; letters, memos, reports and alike
• Outstanding front desk and reception skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work independently, maintain confidentiality and prioritize tasks in a busy environment
• Excellent interpersonal skills for managing positive corporate relationships
• A capability of working under pressure
• Strong motivation, detail orientation, professionalism and ability to multi-task
What needs to be careful about while performing a large amount of data entry?
One must be careful about precision and high accuracy when performing data entry. That can be achieved by putting in considerable attention to the detail. Data has to be compared for verification of accuracy and completeness so that any possible discrepancies are identified and eliminated with appropriate corrective measures. The data entered should be presentable.
What types of specialized clerical equipment can you proficiently use?
I am skilled in using a multitude of office equipment including Multi-line telephone system, Laser/dot printers, Photocopy machines, Fork lifters, Large puncturing machines, and Scanners.
What is your passion?
To achieve excellence at my place of work.
Are you familiar with State and Federal requirements for mailing and receiving couriers?
Yes. I am experienced in preparing/packaging parcels and documents for mailing and sending couriers using state and private courier services following all legal requirements.
What specific software have you used for clerical work at your previous experience?
• PC and MAC databases
• Filemaker Pro
• Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Project, Outlook, Word, and Powerpoint
• Oracle Enterprise Systems
What is your typing speed?
I can type more than 55 words per minute with accuracy.
Where do you see yourself in the next ten years?
I plan to pursue my study and obtain a bachelor’s degree in business administration while working with you as an Admin Clerk. It will help me excel in your company as well, and by the end of ten years, I might be promoted to my excellent work to the administrative director position.
You will be required to drive the company cargo van. Do you have a valid US driver’s license?
Yes! I do, without any ticket.