Most people try to get this job because it offers clean working environment, and relatively easy list of working duties (at least when we compare it to other jobs that will provide you with similar compensation).
When speaking about your job choice in an interview, however, you shouldn’t point to any of those reasons.
Oppositely, you should try to convince the hiring managers that you really want this job, that you apply becasue you have the right skills, and enjoy doing the things administrative assistants do on a daily basis.
Show them the value
Say that you believe to have the skills to bring actual value to the office with your work. You can also say that you prefer routine jobs, that you enjoy doing the same tasks every day.
Some of us prefer routine jobs and steady working hours, so we can leave the office at three each afternoon and spend quality time afterwards, either with our families, or doing things we like to do outside of work.
I enjoy working with the computer, I can typewrite quickly, and I prefer routine work. I believe that I can bring value to the team in the office, and considering everything, position of an administrative assistant seems like a perfect choice for me.
I have just graduated, and I am looking for my first job. I believe this is a good start for my career, a position where I can learn a lot, and perhaps understand more about the business. On the top of that I enjoy doing the tasks administrative assistants typically do in work.
* (Check our Administrative Assistant Interview Package for answers to all 30 most common interview questions.)
- What is the main responsibility of an administrative assistant?
- This job is repetitive. What would motivate you to do it well every day?