How do you imagine a typical day in work?

Secretary sits in a leather chair, answering a phone call. She holds a pen in her right hand, and she wears glasses.Your answer to this question reflects what you expect from the job, what you are willing to do. You should actually think about it for a couple of minutes, trying to understand what the company expects from you, and write down duties a secretary should carry out in her daily job.

Average secretaries often believe that all they should do is making coffee and answering phone calls.

However, I would not suggest you to follow the path of an average secretary, since there is much more you can do–and much more you can talk about in an interview. Try to mention many working duties, and emphasize that you like to be busy in work. To the common tasks of secretaries belong:

  • administrative work
  • organizing the schedule of one or more employees
  • answering phone calls
  • greeting visitors
  • operational cleaning of the office
  • building good atmosphere on the workplace

Sample answer

I imagine that I will always come on time, early morning. I will check the schedule, meet the boss and ask about operational duties and tasks for the given day, and remind them their schedule and meetings for the day. After that I will make a good coffee, or anything else they like to drink. Then I will deal with incoming correspondence, phone calls and visits, as the day flows. In a free time, I will take care of administrative tasks. Before leaving the office in the evening, I will talk to the boss about the next day, reminding them the schedule, and preparing everything for a smooth start of another day in the office. That is a short description of how I imagine a typical day in a job.


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