6 Document Control Specialist Interview Questions and Answers

Updated on: April 4, 2022

Taking interviews seriously is imperative. And the only way you can do this is if you prepare in advance.

Here is a set of interview questions and answers to help you see what you may be subjected to during the process:

Document Control Specialist Interview Questions and Answers

1. As a document control specialist, what would you consider “a job well done”?

Since the main concern of any document control specialist is to make sure that the records that he or she has been assigned are kept safe and confidential, I would consider my job well done when I can manage both of them. A system in place and everything in order is what I aim for.

2. What are your special skills as a document control specialist?

I believe that I am an exceptionally organized individual with outstanding attention to detail. Also, I am a stickler for perfection which makes my work remarkable, as I do not leave any stone unturned to meet my targets. Furthermore, I know most of what there is to know about document management and control, providing me with a great base for creating specialized document control systems.

3. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the lowest on the grid), where do you rate yourself as far as information/document accuracy is concerned? Why did you rate yourself at this number?

I would give myself a realistic 8. This would have been a 10 if all information that I received was in my control. But since I receive information from different sources, I only have limited control over their accuracy and integrity. However, I try my best to keep the data confidential and accurate as much as possible, once it reaches me.

4. What has been your biggest achievement as a document control specialist?

I spent 5 years, trying to develop a document control system that was un-hackable. I finally managed to develop it last month. Upon the first trial, the system thwarted even the most sophisticated attempts to break into it. This has been my biggest achievement so far.

5. Would you be willing to create a system such as the one you mentioned for our organization?

Yes. The system is coined The Breach Reflector. And it can be customized to the individual requirements of each organization. I am positive that I can easily customize it to yours.

6. Tell us of a failure that you have gone through recently.

About 4 months ago, I was asked to convert 15000 paper records into electronic forms – within 5 days. It was an unrealistic goal and I did not manage to do it. I would have been able to do it in 2 days had I not been conscious of data integrity, but since data accuracy is a top priority, this was something that I failed at.