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Clerical Assistant Interview Answers

Why do you want to work here?

This is a hard one when you a applying for numerous jobs. Your not too bothered about the organisation but about your pay and the job you'll be doing.

Are you a team player?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?


Prehaps focus on something on their website. Again research the company, suggest that you believe the company can provide you with a happy and stable work environment.

Are you a team player/what makes a good team player/Do you prefer working alone or with others?

Stress that previous involved you working with teams and on your own and you enjoyed both. - no preferences depended on the situation. Give examples.

What do you know about this company?

Why did you leave your last company/organisation?

Number one, never badmouth your previous company/employer.
If you cannot think of an acceptable reason - choose one of these:

Professional Challenge - you were not growing professionally

Advancement - There was not a promotion prospects

Money - you were not paid according to your skills, experience and contribution

College - you wanted to return to develope yourself academically.

Security - the company was unstable.

Are there any questions you would like to ask us?

This is a sign that the interview is drawing to a close. Here is one more chance to show them
you are the right candidate for the job. Possible questions to ask

Find out why the vacany is open, what happened to the previous employee

Ask to meet the person who would be your manager

Ask to see your potential work environment

Ask them to outline a typical working day for your post

What are the promotion prospects?

Do they encourage personal development - if so what schemes do the
have in place.