Personal Assistant Interview Questions

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What type of personalities do you work best with?

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List of 27 Personal Assistant Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What type of personalities do you work best with?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

    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?

  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.

    What are your strengths?

  8. 8.

    Why should we hire you?

  9. 9.

    How do you stay motivated?

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

    What experience do you have helping someone with a disability?

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

    Do you enjoy socializing with your clients?

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

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    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?

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

    Why do you want to leave your current job?

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

    What tasks do you dislike most?

  24. 24.

    What are your career goals?

  25. 25.

    How are your communication skills?

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

    Describe yourself in three words.