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First Interview Questions for an Assistant July 14th, 2016 | Posted in General Real Estate, Other Interests, Real Estate

So, the prospective hire has made it through some written tests and you’ve moved him/her on to the personal interview.

This is the first round of questions that I would use in interviewing.  We’ll share round two of questions tomorrow.

You can’t root out all “crazies” or incompetent future employees; however, you should be able to get a good grasp of a person’s character, personality, and professionalism as he/she proceeds through each interview phase.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  1. Why are you considering giving up your current job/position?
  2. What aspects of this position at our office interests you?
  3. What exactly do/did you do at your current/former job?
  4. What does/did your immediate supervisor do?
  5. How do you/did you like your current/former job?
  6. How do you/did you like your current/former supervisor?
  7. On your current/former job, which accomplishments make you most proud?
  8. Can you describe the best supervisor you have ever had?
  9. For what kind of a firm do you think that you can work best?
  10. Have you ever had a job‑involving emergency situations in which you worked long hours under pressure?  Describe it.
  11. What have you learned from some of your past jobs?
  12. Which of your previous jobs did you like best?  And worst?  Why?
  13. How do you think your experience will help you at this job?
  14. How did you obtain the jobs you have had?
  15. Have you had problems working with others?
  16. What has been your most rewarding work‑related experience?
  17. What do you hope to be earning two years from now?
  18. If you had more spare time, what would you do with it?
  19. What have been the biggest failures or frustrations in your business life?
  20. What do you think it takes to be a successful (job position offered)?

 

VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

  1. How do you react to someone who dominates a discussion?
  2. How would you handle a customer who called and was very angry?

 

LEADERSHIP:

  1. How do you/did you allot your time at your current/former job?

 

INITIATIVE:

  1. Do you like to be at the center of activities?

 

ENERGY:

  1. Do you tend to dig into your toughest problems in the morning, noon, or late in the day?  Why?
  2. How many tasks do you like to handle at one time?
  3. When do you feel you do your best work?  And your worst?

 

SELF‑RELIANCE:

  1. What kind of decisions do you/did you make in your current/former job?
  2. Can you tell me how you go about making decisions?

 

WORK STANDARDS:

  1. How far would you be willing to compromise your work standards to help someone?
  2. What kind of people annoy you?

 

MISCELLANEOUS NOTATIONS ON THE CANDIDATE:

 

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OVERALL IMPRESSION:

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