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Administration Assistant Skills Assessment Test

Administration Assistant Skills Assessment

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Assessment Summary
An Administration Assistant provides assistance to a busy office, to ensure the smooth running of day to day business and distributing information within an office. This generally includes answering phones, taking memos, and maintaining files. Administrative assistants may also be in charge of sending and receiving correspondence, as well as greeting clients and customers.
Skills tested in this assessment
The skills tested in this Assessment for a Administration Assistant include determining whether the candidate can verbally communicate with staff and colleagues, and send correspondence electronically, we tested the Attention to Detail that the candidate holds, and whether they can organize themselves in a way that is forward thinking and efficient.
What to test with this assessment
You can expect to learn if the candidate can articulate themselves well verbally and communicate confidently verbally. You will get an idea of how the candidate organises themselves and their workday on a day to day basis and if they are detail orientated.

About the Administration Assistant Skills Assessment

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An Administrative Assistant, also referred to as an office clerk, receptionist, or secretary, is someone who carries out everyday organizational and clerical tasks. They keep everything about the day to day operations of a business running smoothly behind the scenes.

This Administrative Assistant test assesses whether job candidates have the correct skills to organize and communicate business tasks and requirements and also test their attention to detail.

Candidates who perform well on this Administrative Assistant assessment will have all the technical skills to successfully understand, prioritize and balance tasks from multiple stakeholders along with business requirements. They will also have the necessary soft skills to communicate and the astute level of detail that removes or minimizes human error in daily tasks.

People that have strong communication skills are able to receive and give information to others in both a verbal and written form. Being a strong communicator includes being able to effectively listen and speak to others, allowing candidates to work collaboratively with other team members.
People that have strong organizational skills are able to manage and keep track of many different activities on a daily basis. They are able to effectively plan and complete tasks and projects, and co-ordinate activities in a systematic way.
Attention to detail refers to the ability to diligently and thoroughly check over any work to make sure it is accurate and free of mistakes and errors. This is an important skill as it shows that the candidate is willing to spend time to ensure their work is consistent, detailed and correct.


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Attention to Detail

Question Type: Presentation

Your boss, Bob, has asked you to make some quick edits to a presentation he is about to give. He has annotated the presentation with yellow sticky notes indicating what he needs changed.
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Question Type: Video

Finally, please record a short video outlining your relevant experience and why you think you would be a great fit for this role.
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Question Type: Text

As an administrative assistant, you will be working across many different teams and projects. How will you keep track of each project and what is required from you and when?

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Frequently asked questions

An administrative assistant test is a type of examination that assesses an individual’s ability to perform clerical duties associated with the role of an administrative assistant. By testing an administrative assistant job candidate’s knowledge of office staff procedures, workflows and software applications, employers can ensure that they are hiring the best-qualified individual for the position. An administrative assistant test may also include questions about customer service skills, as administrative assistants are often the first point of contact for visitors to an office. Many administrative assistant tests may also require candidates to complete a typing test as part of the screening process.

Using Vervoe, an effective administrative assistant can be tested in their proficiency in computer skills, project management software and Microsoft office, in particular basic Word and Excel. A candidate can demonstrate their ability quickly navigate through spreadsheets in Excel and have no problem sending out mass emails. An administrative assistant must know how to utilize technology to its fullest potential in order to make the office run smoothly. Additionally, testing for soft skills and interpersonal skills such as attention to detail, communication, verbal reasoning and time agility, are also important to ensure they have the skills to sta on top of tasks and deadlines. Testing for time management skills can also be beneficial, as administrative assistants need to anticipate the needs of their boss or team, ahead of time.

An Administration Assistant test is an important tool in the recruitment process because it helps to identify candidates with the right skills for the job. The test measures a variety of skills, including meeting notes taking, scheduling, and email management. It is a core part of the selection process for office staff because it provides a general measure of aptitude, skill level, and capability for a candidate. The Administration Assistant test is a reliable way to identify the best candidates for the job and to ensure that they have the necessary skills to perform their duties.

Yes, all assessments are fully customizable meaning you can edit a word or two or delete the question and add your own. You can also customize correct answer samples to your exact business specifications.

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Bottom Funnel: A great opportunity to focus on a single outcome and test extensively with a more elaborate question and some documentation around the process. Assessments take ~ 1.5 hrs to complete.

You can completely customize an assessment for your brand including logo, colors and intro videos. You are also able to customize all of the candidate messaging so that it’s unique to your brand and business.
No, Vervoe assessments test for a range of both job specific and soft skills like communication or attention to detail. This means you’re testing a complete set of skills so you can be confident the candidate you hire not only has the skills to do the job but that culturally and behaviourally they’re the right fit for your business too.
We offer a range of interactive question types including code challenges, presentations, spreadsheets, document uploads, video, audio, multiple choice with media options and more. Each question type is a sample version of the real life tool. For example a code challenge is a snapshot of a live developer environment where a candidate can complete a specific task.
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Yes, all skills assessment are customizable and can be created to simulate a job or task. This provides the ability to test a candidate on real-life skills and abilities required for the role. A unique combination of different types of questions can simulate how a candidate will perform in different scenarios.

Combining a detailed Administration Assistant job description with a Administration Assistant skills assessment can help to identify the specific skills and knowledge required for the job, and can streamline the candidate selection process. By writing a clear and concise job description, hiring managers can attract the right Administration Assistant candidates for each role.

Vervoe's comprehensive recruitment guide on how to hire a Administration Assistant provides a competency framework that maps out the core job-related hard skills and soft skills required for success in the Administration Assistant role. A Administration Assistant recruitment guide helps understand the hiring process of building the ideal candidate profile, writing an accurate job description based on skills, selecting the ideal candidate, interviewing top performers, and making a job offer.

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