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30 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Updated August 20th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 30
What was the biggest challenge in your previous / current position?
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1.
Was the key role in played in handling 400 shareholders after handling 42 managers in a 5day workshop.
2.
Anticipating applying my expertise to all departmental managers within an unfamiliar industry.
3.
They are expected to know everything, even when not included in meetings and private conversations.
4.
One of your co-workers has offered to help you on one of your busiest days; however, you believe your skills are far superior to hers. How would you respond to her offer when you really do need help.
5.
Being the receptionist, PA to the director and the point of call to an entire office building.
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1.
What was the biggest challenge in your previous / current position?
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1.
Was the key role in played in handling 400 shareholders after handling 42 managers in a 5day workshop.
2.
Anticipating applying my expertise to all departmental managers within an unfamiliar industry.
3.
They are expected to know everything, even when not included in meetings and private conversations.
4.
One of your co-workers has offered to help you on one of your busiest days; however, you believe your skills are far superior to hers. How would you respond to her offer when you really do need help.
5.
Being the receptionist, PA to the director and the point of call to an entire office building.
2.
How do you organize your daily schedule?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I review emails and calendars and set priorities and review deadlines.
2.
My calendars are color code based, red is for meetings that I must attend to neutral colors for tentative meetings giving me latitude to move projects around.
3.
Will arrange them in order of priority then start from the most pressing need to the least item in the scale of preference.
4.
I like to begin with writing a to do list before the start of everyday, making sure where possible that I have completed it by the end of the day.
5.
By using a task/to do list - first thing on arrival would be checking my inbox and that of my CEO to see if anything urgent has happened over night.
6.
Look at all the priorities of the day and tackle important tasks / time consuming tasks first.
7.
Look at all priorities of the day and tackle important tasks/time consuming tasks first.
8.
I check the calendar and look ahead to see what is priority.
9.
Definitely do a to-do-list and prioritize. Sort my responsibilities by deadline. I believe that is the most crucial component.
10.
In advanced, way before the day. Look at my calendar of events, prioritize the immediate and most important, while looking into future important task, chipping away that those in a process while chipping away at less important task.
3.
What made you want to become an Executive Assistant?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Based on my experience in the field, my next career level was Executive Assistant. I like to support the executive and make sure his business is organized and taken care of.
2.
I love to interact with customer and have the ability to handle boss work with confendential.
3.
How you prioritize urgent responsibilities when you have little time left in the day to complete your tasks.
4.
The fast pasted environment with the ability to network and meet new people.
5.
I have 30 years experience here at Temple. I have 15 years or more until I retire. I see Rosalie, Donna and joyce all came from the cite dept. I am from that department, I would like to continue with that advancement. I can use my knowledge and wisdom and help Valerie and Lorena in there questions and also train new secretaries after they retire. I have great interpersonal skills and communication skills. I can work in a high pacifist environment and get my duties one with few errors. And I can also multitask.
6.
Honestly, when I first applied to my first job related to this field I did not know what to expect. But with time I felt in love with it. I like the variety in the job, the interaction with other people, I like helping people, I get to work with a variety of people and I love the challenges that come with the role.
7.
It is too long to explain here.
8.
Being the backbone to a business, playing a important part in a company.
9.
I get gratification in making people look good and I like working with the upper levels of management,
10.
I have to passion to managing top executives in their day to day affairs and also have the passion of helping executives in achieving their goals.
4.
Do you feel comfortable dealing with high profile people?
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I find that by listening and understanding what is required from you, you can deal with people effectively and efficiently as possible. People want to be treated in a professional and diplomatic way.
2.
Absolutely. I think high profile people are motivating.
3.
Yes. I have been at Temple for 30 years. I have seen all types of faculty coming I to the department with all kinds of degrees. I am here to assist whoever needs assistance with anything.
4.
Absolutely, I have always been told that consistent exceed performance expectations in customer service and upfront first impressions and encounters.
5.
Yes am comfortable with senior staff, they offer you so many learning opportunities and give you challenges enhancing your skills.
6.
During my experience I was always working and dealing with high profile people and am very comfortable with this.
7.
Yes, I'm comfortable in dealing high profile people and it motivates me to assist them in their accomplishment of their task daily.
8.
Yes I feel comfortable working with high profile people.
9.
Yes, of course, I enjoy these kind of gatherings.
10.
Yes, I very am comfortable with all levels of people.
5.
Identify two types of technology that are essential to your job function.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I have above average technical skills. I am MOS certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist and technically inclined to learn all other office equipment.
2.
Excellent spreadsheet and word document.
3.
The two types of technology essential to my job function are most current software and high speed internet services.
4.
Microsoft Office & Power point.
5.
Microsoft Office and Cell Phones.
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