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

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

To hire the right Virtual 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 Virtual Assistant role, including Scheduling, Communication, and Initiative.

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Virtual Assistant interview questions

Question 1

Scheduling

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As a virtual assistant, sometimes you will be asked to manage the CEO's appointments. You are given a phone number and told this person wanted to set up an appointment with your CEO to have him come in, and you need to set it up. The gentleman who wants to set up an appointment is also located 3 hours away in the heart of NYC. What are the steps you would go through to set up this appointment?

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Question 2

Initiative

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Your working on an assignment and have a question about it. What do you do?

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Question 3

Communication

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Our company has asked you to record a voicemail for our customer call back system. Please attach an audio with a voicemail lasting no longer than 1 minute 30 seconds.

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Question 4

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You've been working with a company for a few months as a virtual assistant, and have quite a bit information from their company on your computer. What do you do to keep all this information safe?

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Question 5

Initiative

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Initiative

What would you do if you don't get this job? Please record an audio no more than 3 minutes.

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Question 6

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What are all of the following programs best used for: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Zendesk, Asana, and Slack

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Question 7

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You've been given a Dropbox file that has the info for 100 different houses for sale across the country. Each house has photos, and a word file with financial info, price, & location. How would you organize these files?

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