Interview questions: looking for the best way to hire a Personal Assistant?

We’ve compiled a list of interview questions normally used in an online skills assessment for a Personal Assistant role.

To hire the right Personal Assistant it’s not enough to ask “resume questions” about someone’s experience. The best way to predict performance is to test job-related skills by seeing how candidates perform tasks they’d normally do on the job.

In this skills assessment you’ll find interview questions that evaluate a mix of skills relevant to a Personal Assistant role, including Resilience, Motivation, and Communication.

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Personal Assistant interview questions

Question 1

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Tell me about yourself?

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Question 2

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How has your experience prepared you for your career?

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Question 3

Motivation

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Motivation

Describe the ideal job:

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Question 4

Motivation

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Where do you see yourself in a couple of years from now?

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Question 5

Motivation

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What sort of criteria are you using to decide the organisation you will work for?

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Question 6

Resilience

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How do you handle stress or pressure at work?

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Question 7

Resilience

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How do you handle stress or pressure at work?

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Question 8

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Why do you think you qualify for a Personal Assistant position?

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Question 9

Collaboration

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Tell me about the managers you have worked with?

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Question 10

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Describe how you have handled your manager’s work schedule? And prioritising workload?

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Question 11

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What software packages (including online tools and apps) are you comfortable working with?

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Question 12

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What kind of inquiries did you have to respond to?

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Question 13

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How did you have to deal with confidential information in your previous job?

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Question 14

Collaboration

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Describe a complicated problem you recently had to deal with in your job? How did you go about sorting it out?

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Question 15

Motivation

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What motivates you to improve your work?

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