How to Hire a Office Clerk

Does your growing business need an Office Clerk? Office Clerks assist your office administrators in the day to day operations of clerical duties.

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

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Office Clerks search for Jobs on Indeed*

546,576

job seekers clicked on office clerk jobs

34,334

resumes from job seekers with office clerk experience on Indeed

2,095

office clerk jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $12.68 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$25.20 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$25.20

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Office Clerk?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Office Clerk hire can help your business:

• Review inbound invoices for accuracy
• Manage departmental phone systems and take messages as needed
• Assist in making accounts receivable calls and establishing payment terms

Skills to look for in a great Office Clerk

A great Office Clerk candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite
• Some accounting and filing knowledge
• Courteous phone demeanor
• Team-minded working style
• Able to fill in and assist any department
• Highly organized

Writing an Office Clerk job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Office Clerk candidates. An Office Clerk job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

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

• Office Clerk
• Office Assistant
• Office Admin

Interviewing Office Clerk candidates

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

• Managing phone systems and directing calls as needed
• Managing office inventory and ensuring spaces are ready to use at all times
• Assisting visitors with deliveries and meeting with employees

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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