Personal Assistant Interview Questions

27 Questions and Answers by Christine Pasqueretta

Question 1 of 27

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

Personal Assistant Interview Questions

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

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    How do you stay motivated?

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

    How do you try to avoid misunderstandings with your client?

  6. 6.

    Why do you want to be my Personal Assistant?

  7. 7.

    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?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    What experience do you have helping someone with a disability?

  10. 10.

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

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

  12. 12.

    Do you enjoy socializing with your clients?

  13. 13.

    What type of personalities do you work best with?

  14. 14.

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

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    Why should we hire you?

  16. 16.

    What are your strengths?

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

  18. 18.

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

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

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

  21. 21.

    Why do you want to leave your current job?

  22. 22.

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

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    What tasks do you dislike most?

  24. 24.

    How are your communication skills?

  25. 25.

    What are your career goals?

  26. 26.

    Describe yourself in three words.

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