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Office Assistant Internship

Review the job description for an Office Assistant internship. A number of the underlined keywords have links to interview questions for that keyword or job function.

Description:  The responsibilities include:

  • Assist the recruiters in the process of

    • researching and contacting

    • potential candidates for certain positions

  • Prepare documents for the candidates' interviews

  • Administrative duties as needed


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Search for current trends and subject areas for your Office Assistant internship interview:

  • Microsoft Outlook

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Customer Service

  • Telephone Etiquette


Practice Office Assistant Internship Interview

  1. Why are you applying for this position?
    Tips on your interview opening.

  2. What experience do you have running a business?

  3. How large was the largest company you've personally dealt with in a business to business transaction?

Follow-up:  How large was that transaction?

  1. How comfortable are you with cold calling?

  2. Are you familiar with the kinds of services we offer?

  3. How familiar are you with database programs, Oracle, SQL, etc.?

  4. How about supply chain financing?

  5. What languages do you speak?

Follow-up:  Are you familiar with cultures or societies abroad?

  1. What can you tell me about the technology sector in China right now?

  2. What are you looking for long term, 5+ years from now?

  3. Do you feel comfortable handling face to face transactions?

  4. Can you pitch executives on the spot?

  5. Can you work a night shift if necessary, to handle clients in different time zones?

  6. Is there anything else you would like to add?
    Tips on your interview closing.

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