Why do you want to become a secretary?


A nice secretary sits on the ground, posing for a picture. She wears a professional but attractive black outfit. Each of us has some reasons for their job choice. But not every reason sounds good in an interview…

Many women want to become secretaries, as they believe it is an easy job, where they will just sits on the phone and drink coffee.

While some personal assistant jobs really look like that (but not all of them, bear in mind), it should definitely not be your reason for applying (at least not the one you talk about in an interview).

Interviewers want to hear you talking about other motives. They want to hear that:

  • You want to have this job, because you believe you can bring some value to the office as a secretary.
  • You have good communication skills, you are friendly, and people feel good with you. Simply you believe you can do a good job as a personal assistant.

Said in other words, they want to hear that you apply for the job not because it is good for you, but because you believe it would be good for them to hire you.


Sample answers

I really enjoy talking to people, and I love to be responsible for organizing and scheduling things for someone. I have been doing this job for years and have the skills, so I believe I can be a good secretary. That is the main reason for my application.

From my point of view, secretaries are very important for every business. They keep their bosses informed about important things, they take care of the schedule and represent a first line of contact for many guests. What is more, a good secretary should do their best to keep a positive and friendly atmosphere in the office–at least that is what I always try to do in job. I enjoy doing it, and that is the reason why I want to become your secretary.

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