Interview tips for administration jobs

When preparing for interviews for administration jobs, there are a few golden rules...


Do your research on the company before the interview. Demonstrating your knowledge of the company during the interview will impress the interviewers. Relate the company's goals and ethics to the admin role you are applying for.

Arrive early

Arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the interview is scheduled to start. This shows that you are prompt and also keen. Never arrive more than 25 minutes early - you don't want to be a nuisance.


Dress appropriately for the interview. Your clothing should be neat and professional looking. Many administrative jobs involve dealing with members of the public, and you will be required to represent the firm. A carefully chosen outfit shows that you are taking the interview and the opportunity of getting a job seriously. It is important to make a good first impression.

Be prepared

Prepare some sample answers to questions that might be asked on your admin skills and previous roles. This is your opportunity to sell yourself. You should expect some questions exploring the core competencies involved in admin jobs. These include communication skills, time management and computer literacy. It is important to demonstrate how you used these skills in your previous roles.


Make sure you have at least two references and contact them before the interview for permission.

Ask questions

Ask questions during and at the end of the interview. This is a good sign that you are interested in the admin role and you are enthusiastic about it. Ask about the company culture and the team you may be working with.


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