How to Hire an Administrative Clerk

Does your growing business need an Administrative Clerks? Administrative Clerks can help organize and execute the tasks related to the general operations of your company.

Here are some tips to help you find great Administrative Clerk candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $14.42 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$30.70 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Administrative Clerk?

While the need for new staff can affect your existing employees and your bottom line, a well-hired Administrative Clerk can help your business:

• Coordinate interdepartmental communications around meetings and events
• Manage office supplies and inventory to ensure a well-stocked office
• Process and organize document filing for operations relevant to your company

Skills to look for in a great Administrative Clerk

Administrative Clerks will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Well-versed in Microsoft Office skills
• Experience in managing inventory software and expense forms
• Drivers licenses if they need to go off-site for their duties
• Friendly, collaborative demeanor
• Can work across departments to meet everyone’s needs
• Well-organized and able to work on several projects at once.

Writing an Administrative Clerk job description

A thoughtful description is important for finding qualified Administrative Clerk candidates. An Administrative Clerk job description includes a compelling summary of the role, as well as a detailed list of responsibilities and qualifications needed to ensure success at your company.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Administrative Clerk jobs, such as:

• Administrator
• Office Clerk
• Office Administrator

Interviewing Administrative Clerk candidates

Strong candidates for Administrative Clerk positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Managing office inventory and supply needs
• Organizing the demands of numerous projects
• Experience with time management, bookkeeping, or payroll software.

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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