Admin staff: interview questions and tasks

Download these interview questions and record sheet, and use alongside the interview tasks, to help you recruit the best person for an admin position, such as a receptionist, admin assistant or officer, and PA. Plus, understand what good answers look like.

Last reviewed on 11 November 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Download our interview questions
  2. Use these exercises to test different skills

Download our interview questions

Here's a list of questions suitable for any admin post, plus tips for what to look for in answers.

Use this template during interviews to record the responses and score evidence.

Use these exercises to test different skills

Download the tasks and choose the one that's most appropriate to the role you're hiring for:

  • In-tray exercise task
  • IT skills task

In the download, you'll find:

  • A summary of each task
  • What you need to prepare
  • The task itself to hand to the candidate