24 Office Clerk Interview Questions & Answers

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Q1. Tell me about yourself.

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“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be interviewed for this Office Clerk position today. Over the years, I have built up several skills and qualities that are a match for the job description. I am highly organized, conscientious, and reliable. I am a fast learner and I am very comfortable working either on my own or as part of a team. My communication skills are strong, and whenever I am liaising with internal team members or external customers, or clients, I will always communicate in a professional and timely manner. In previous roles, my managers have always praised me for my speed of working, my adaptability and reliability, and the fact that I always represent my employer positively whilst undertaking my duties.”

Q2. Why do you want to be an Office Clerk?

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“I want to be an Office Clerk because I enjoy the level of responsibility that comes with the role. Being a highly organized person, I enjoy the autonomy that comes with the position, and I like the fact that I am left alone to organize my day and to ensure all tasks and duties are completed on time and to the expected standard. Finally, I want to be an Office Clerk because the role gives me a great amount of job satisfaction, especially when I am able to help company co-workers complete their own tasks or whenever I get to assist a customer with a problem they might have.”

Q3. What are the most important skills and qualities needed to be an Office Clerk?
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Q4. What do you expect to be doing on a daily basis as an Office Clerk?
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Q5. What does customer service mean to you?
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Q6. How would you deal with an angry customer?
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Q7. Why do you want to work here?
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Q8. How do you manage a large workload as an Office Clerk?
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Q9. What are your strengths?
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Q10. What’s your biggest weakness?
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Q11. Why should we hire you as our Office Clerk?
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Q12. If the Office Manager asked you to carry out a task that you disagreed with, what would you do?
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Q13. How do you take minutes during a meeting?
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Q14. Describe a situation when you had to manage multiple tasks.
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Q15. Tell me about a time when you made a mistake at work.
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Q16. Tell me about a time when you demonstrated flexibility in the workplace.
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Q17. In your opinion, what are the top three skills needed to be a competent Office Clerk?
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Q18. What would you do if you didn’t get on with someone in the office team?
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Q19. Tell me about a time when you worked as part of a team to complete a difficult task.
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Q20. Tell me about a time when you supported change in an organization.
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Q21. What was the last piece of professional development work you undertook?
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Q22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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Q23. What are your salary expectations?
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Q24. That’s the end of your Office Clerk interview, do you have questions for us?
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THE SKILLS AND QUALITIES NEEDED TO BE AN COMPETENT AND RELIABLE OFFICE CLERK


To be a confident and competent Office Clerk, you will need a wide range of skills and qualities. In no particular order, these include exceptional organizational and communication skills, the ability to absorb and retain information, and be capable of working at speed whilst always maintaining strong attention to detail skills. An Office Clerk must also possess exceptional grammar, spelling, and punctuation and always deliver their work to a very high standard. Finally, you need competent keyboard skills, the ability to work alone and as part of a team, and be able to concentrate for long periods of time.

OFFICE CLERK DAY-TO-DAY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As an Office Clerk, you should expect to have many duties and responsibilities. These include, but are not limited to:

  • General administrative tasks and filing;
  • Planning and organizing work;
  • Scheduling office appointments;
  • Dealing with customer queries and problems;
  • Answering phone calls in a timely and professional manner;
  • Passing on important messages to team members, managers and supervisors;
  • Operating office machinery such as printers and fax machines;
  • Ensuring office supplies are maintained and readily available;
  • Preparing refreshments as and when needed.
  • Scheduling and arranging company meetings;
  • Organizing training events and seminars;
  • Sending out invitations to company employees and external stakeholders;
  • Taking meeting minutes;
  • Performing data entry tasks on a periodic basis.

OFFICE CLERK INTERVIEW TIPS! (HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN OFFICE CLERK JOB INTERVIEW)

The following useful tips will help you to prepare fully for your Office Clerk job interview. The competition will be fierce; therefore, it is vital you say and do the right things during your Office Clerk interview. Read the following tips carefully and implement them during your pre-interview preparation.

OFFICE CLERK INTERVIEW TIP #1

Read the job description and the person specification for the Office Clerk position you are applying for before you attend the interview. This will enable you to display the right strengths throughout your interview and allow you to prove to the hiring manager you are capable of carrying out all the duties and responsibilities of the role to the expected standard.

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Get your answer to the first interview question, tell me about yourself, already prepared before you go along to the interview. It is important you give a positive first impression, and if you give a strong answer to this question, it sets you up with confidence for the remainder of your job interview.

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Think of previous situations you have been in where you have worked as part of a team, carried out multiple tasks whilst under pressure, and demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in a previous role. During your Office Clerk interview, there is a strong possibility you will have to answer several behavioral interview questions that assess your ability to meet these important competencies.

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Most candidates struggle to understand the type of questions they will have to answer during their Office Clerk interview. That is why we have put together on this page the 24 most asked interview questions during Office Clerk interviews. Prepare answers to all the interview questions featured on this page and your chances of success will increase significantly!

OFFICE CLERK INTERVIEW TIP #5

At the end of your Office Clerk interview, you will have the opportunity to ask some questions of your own. The hiring manager will say, “That’s the end of the interview, do you have any questions for us?” It is vital you ask 3 smart questions that demonstrate you care about the success of their organization and that you genuinely want to succeed in the role.

Here are three great questions to ask at the end of your interview:

Q. What would you need me to concentrate on in the first 30 days of starting work?

Q. What’s the culture like within the office?

Q. What advice would you give to the successful candidate who wants to excel in the position?

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