How to Hire a Clerk

Does your growing business need a clerk? A clerk supports business operations by providing clerical and administrative support in offices.

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

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $12.58 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$23.75 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Clerk?

Choosing the right person for your clerk position can help streamline internal business operations. Daily tasks and activities can go on more smoothly, and coordination amongst colleagues in different departments can be increased resulting in better efficiency.

• Maintain office files and records and keep them updated
• Monitor, sort and distribute incoming and outgoing mail
• Coordinate with other colleagues via phone and redirect calls to them

Skills to look for in a great Clerk

Clerks manage internal company information. To find an efficient and organized clerk for your business, let’s see which qualifications and work experience are essential.

• High School Diploma
• Good knowledge of MS Office and Basic bookkeeping
• Fast typing skills with basic computer knowledge
• Organizational and prioritization skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Experience in a similar clerical role

Writing a Clerk job description

A good description is essential to finding excellent clerk candidates. A clerk job description should include a clear role summary with a defined list of job duties and desired skills for the position.

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

• Data Entry Clerk
• Office Assistant
• Assistant

Interviewing Clerk candidates

To make a good clerk hiring decision, take the time to vet candidates thoroughly and asking detailed interview questions to enable their knowledge, skills, and relevant personality traits to shine through.

• MS Office software
• The speed of Typing and knowledge of office equipment
• How they’ve excelled at coordinating with colleagues to increase business efficiency

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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