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Second Interview Questions for an Assistant July 15th, 2016 | Posted in General Real Estate, Other Interests, Real Estate

Yes, MORE QUESTIONS!  If you know one thing about it, you’ll know that I’m very thorough.  Believe it or not, I actually have another set of questions AFTER these questions, if I feel it’s needed.

I hope this week’s series will help you when the time comes to add to your team.  Good luck!


  1. Where do you hope to be in five years?
  2. How are you preparing for this goal?
  3. What do you think it takes to be a successful real estate broker?
  4. What do you think it takes to be a successful (job position offered)?
  5. How do you capitalize on your strengths?
  6. Describe the time when you were most motivated.
  7. When were you the least motivated?
  8. What do you think is the difference between task orientation and performance orientation?
  9. Which do you think you are?



  1. What’s the worst communication problem you’ve experienced?
  2. What approaches do you use in talking with different types of people?



  1. Do you think you work more effectively on a one‑to‑one basis or in groups?



  1. What are some ways you have demonstrated initiative in your current/former jobs?
  2. In what ways do you make your job easier or more rewarding?
  3. Describe the time when you worked the hardest and experienced the greatest sense of achievement.



  1. Describe an instance when you have disagreed with a supervisor.
  2. How was it settled?
  3. Have you found ways more effective ways of working that are different from the methods your peers use?
  4. What are some examples?
  5. How have you made your job more interesting during the past two years?
  6. What are the constraints which you have faced in the performance on your current/former job?
  7. How do you/did you cope with them?
  8. On what occasions do you feel you must consult your supervisor before taking action?
  9. When have you had to go against general opinions or policies to accomplish a goal?  Tell me about it.
  10. What aspects of your current/former job do you/did you dislike?  How do you/did you handle them?



  1. How do you catch up on a backlog of material?  Do you try to organize each day’s work in order to establish a pace for yourself?  Tell me how you organize your day.



  1. In your current/former position, how would you define doing a good job?  What is the basis for your definition?
  2. Are you satisfied with your performance at your current/former jobs?  Why?



  1. What was your most difficult decision in the past six months? How did you arrive at your decision?
  2. Do you follow any particular procedure when confronted with a complex problem?
  3. What are the most important elements in this procedure and why?
  4. How do you schedule your time?
  5. How do you set priorities?


  1. How long would you be interested in holding a position such as this?
  2. What do you feel is your greatest strength as it relates to job performance?
  3. What do you feel is your greatest weakness?
  4. What software programs do you know very well?
  5. Which software programs are you familiar with but do not know well?
  6. How many words do you type with no mistakes? ____________ With mistakes?____________ Average # of mistakes?___________________________
  7. How is your spelling?
  8. How would you rate your grammar and punctuation skills?
  9. How would you rate your math skills?
  10. Would you mind taking a test on any of the above skills?
  11. Have you ever had a drug or alcohol program/challenge?
  12. If we agree upon the terms, when could you start work?
  13. Please explain, in detail, the compensation package that you are looking for including salary, paid vacations, unpaid vacations, personal days, paid and unpaid holidays, insurance, retirement, and any other compensation.
  14. If the computer kept locking up or running slow, what would be all the steps that you would take to correct the situation?















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