Interviewing Clerk What They Do
Just the Facts
Interviews persons by telephone, mail, in person, or by other means for the purpose of completing forms, applications, or questionnaires. Asks specific questions, records answers, and assists persons with completing form. May sort, classify, and file forms.
This career is part of the Business, Management and Administration cluster Administrative and Information Support pathway.
A person in this career:
- Asks questions in accordance with instructions to obtain various specified information, such as person's name, address, age, religious preference, or state of residency.
- Contacts individuals to be interviewed at home, place of business, or field location, by telephone, mail, or in person.
- Compiles, records, and codes results or data from interview or survey, using computer or specified form.
- Reviews data obtained from interview for completeness and accuracy.
- Explains survey objectives and procedures to interviewees and interprets survey questions to help interviewees' comprehension.
- Identifies and resolves inconsistencies in interviewees' responses by means of appropriate questioning or explanation.
- Identifies and reports problems in obtaining valid data.
- Meets with supervisor daily to submit completed assignments and discuss progress.
- Ensures payment for services by verifying benefits with the person's insurance provider or working out financing options.
- Assists individuals in filling out applications or questionnaires.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
People who do this job report that:
- You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
- Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
- Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
- Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
- Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time
Working in this career involves (physical activities):
- Seeing clearly up close
- Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
- Identifying and understanding the speech of another person
Work Hours and Travel
- Regular working hours and limited travel
Specialty and Similar Careers
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