Recruiting administrators in Wellington is a tough gig.
When even the most junior administration positions advertised require qualifications and experience it can be difficult to get your foot in the door.
Here are some tips to increase your chances of getting noticed.
- Transferable experience is the key.
- Prospective employers and recruitment consultants want to see that you’ve got it, and you can’t get it unless someone gives you a job.
- The trick is to find ways of describing your existing experience to show that you have what it takes.
Therefore administration work is about being organised, managing time, resources and most importantly meeting office deadlines. So start thinking about what experiences you already have how you will get this across to the interviewer.
Most noteworthy, good recruiters always ask behavioural based questions. Therefore these questions are designed to elicit the truth in a candidate’s answers by focusing on the How and What of working through a task.
As a result, the difference between a successful interview and a bad one often comes down to the questions asked. So successful recruiters and recruitment agencies adept at asking questions that force candidates to explain in detail the how and what of what they claim. Hence be ready to answer these questions.
Pick out the skills most relevant to Administration and make sure you have good examples.
Essential skills to cover are:
- Leading a team
- Being able to plan and execute tasks to a deadline
- Know your typing speed and programs you can use.
Because competition for administration roles can be fierce, don’t be too upset if you don’t get accepted on your first try.
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