Personal Assistant Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Personal Assistant interview, here are 27 interview questions and answer examples.

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You have been asked to set up a meeting. What actions will you take?

"Answer example, "Depending on who the meeting is with, I will reach out to that person or their team to discuss best availability and the meeting agenda. The agreed upon time will go on the calendar, with an invitation to all parties (including their assistants) and a reminder/agenda will go out prior to the meeting so everyone is on the same page walking into the session. This ensures the time spent together is most effective."

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27 Personal Assistant Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. You have been asked to set up a meeting. What actions will you take?

  • 2. Sometimes personalities can clash. When have you had to modify or change your behavior to prevent a personality clash with a client?

  • 3. How do you try to avoid misunderstandings with your client?

  • 4. When have you had a misunderstanding with a client? How did you two resolve the issue?

  • 5. Have you ever been rejected by a client before? How did this make you feel? How did you bounce back from that?

  • 6. When have you shown a great deal of patience when working with a client?

  • 7. When have you had to set aside your own personal way of doing things in order to better help a client?

  • 8. When starting work for a new client, what are a few things you like to do to get to know the person and make them feel comfortable with you around?

  • 9. Do you enjoy socializing with your clients?

  • 10. What personal assisting tasks do you feel you are exceptionally good at?

  • 11. What is the most challenging task you have completed as a personal assistant?

  • 12. What experience do you have helping someone with a disability?

  • 13. Do you understand the role of this position? Why do you think you will excel as an assistant?

  • 14. Tell me about a time you had to multi-task. How comfortable are you handling more than one task at a time?

  • 15. What personal assistant experience do you have? What were your common tasks?

  • 16. Are you a patient person? When has your patience really shown in the work place?

  • 17. Describe yourself in three words.

  • 18. What type of personalities do you work best with?

  • 19. What are the most important qualities to have as a personal assistant?

  • 20. How do you stay motivated?

  • 21. How are your communication skills?

  • 22. What are your career goals?

  • 23. Why should we hire you?

  • 24. What are your strengths?

  • 25. Why do you want to leave your current job?

  • 26. What tasks do you dislike most?

  • 27. Why do you want to be my Personal Assistant?