Preparing for an Assistant video interview

Practically Perfect PA

The vast majority of recruitment agencies and employers now use video as part of their interview process, because it saves time and money on the early stages of the interview process.

8 Interview Tips For Introverts

Dumb Little Man

The thought of talking spontaneously to total strangers brings sweaty beads of nervousness on the forehead, and interviews are just as much of a challenge, if not more of a challenge. Know the core responsibilities of your post and amaze the interviewer with your quick replies.

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How to nail a video interview

Practically Perfect PA

No surprise then that the vast majority of employers now use video as part of their interview process, saying it saves a significant amount of time on face-to-face interviews and gives hiring managers a strong understanding of who will fit in a specific role and company culture.

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

I knew with my experience and overqualifications the interview committee would want to know why I would be willing to take a pay cut and less work responsibilities. Be familiar with names of those interviewing you and department heads you’d work with.

Can YOU Control the Interview?

Job Advice Blog

Think what the interview is all about. It’s about the interviewer’s perception regarding your fit into the organization’s culture combined with your ability to perform the job very well. No interviewer is looking for Mr. Average. Interview Skills by Alex Freund Career Development Career Transition hiring manager interview preparation Job Interview Coaching job interview preparation Personal Branding Winning Interview Strategies

Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA to Regional General Manager and Admin Assistant to Founders Office – The British Virgin Islands

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA Regional General Manager and Administration Assistant to Founders Office – Necker & Moskito Islands, in The British Virgin Islands. Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA to Regional General Manager and […].

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What questions should assistants ask at an interview?

Practically Perfect PA

So you’ve bagged a job interview, you’ve picked your outfit, you’ve researched the company and planned a few answers. You’ve made your way to the company building and have managed to get through all of the tricky questions.

Interview questions and answers for assistants part 5

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written four blog posts on interview questions specific to PAs, EAs and Administrative Assistants and they are all extremely popular so I thought I’d add another ten questions that I have been asked at various interviews over the years and my answers.

Should You Follow Up After an Interview?

On The Job

You may be feeling great after a job interview and believe a job offer is just around the corner. No phone calls or emails from the hiring manager. Did you say something wrong in the interview?

2019 163

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Admins Part 6

Practically Perfect PA

In my last blog I wrote about interview questions regarding career development and a few example answers. These questions can be a little scary but I actually think they are easier to answer than standard interview questions.

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Have a Successful Job Interview with These Four Steps

Ian's Messy Desk

You’ve landed an interview. With these 4 P’s, you’ll increase your chances of a successful interview. Preparation is the first step toward a good interview. Knowing your profile and what you want will give you more confidence and demonstrate to the interviewer you are purposeful and reflective—skills employers want employees to have. Keep those things in mind during your interview and take opportunities to demonstrate how you will meet them.

Manager Support

Office Dynamics

In over 27 years of working with, interviewing, and coaching executives and office staff, I have realized that stellar teams work at building and maintaining a good relationship. The post Manager Support appeared first on Office Dynamics. Two to Tango.

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The world’s shortest interview?

Ian's Messy Desk

Pizza Hut is recruiting for a Social Media Manager (or ‘Manager of Digital Greatness’), and candidates will have interviews of just 140 seconds in length! Pizza Hut To Hold 140-Second Interviews For Social Media Manager Position At SXSW.

The Best Way to End a Job Interview

On The Job

This has always been the question I ask last in an interview, and it usually produces some great results. The reason I ask it is because I wouldn't be doing my job as a journalist if I didn't do everything I can to conduct a thorough interview. "Is there anything else you'd like to add?"

2019 170

Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne

Office Dynamics

Special thank you to Debbi Shaffer, Audacious Admin, for taking the time to conduct this interview during our Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. The post Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne appeared first on Office Dynamics. Mentors & Masterminds, a dating service for administrative professionals looking for their perfect mentor match! Tune in and hear Tara’s story on how this project was formed and where it’s going.

Why Interviews Matter (And How To Make Them Better)

Dumb Little Man

How can you improve the hiring process better and conduct better interview? Over the last few decades, HR managers have stuck to a ‘safe’ list of questions. Interviews have become little more than googling questions and answers back at each other. A New Age of Interviews.

2019 206

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Admins Part 4

Practically Perfect PA

Following on from Monday’s blog here are another five interview question and answers specifically for assistants. A lot of assistants work with just their manager so it is important to stress that you consider this to be a partnership and in effect you are working together as a team.

How to Make Any Job Interview Pay Off

On The Job

It can be frustrating when you interview for a job and then aren''t offered the position. After every interview, take the time to think about: What kind of questions were asked? Did the interviewer seem to have prepared questions that came from a form?

2015 271

4 Interview Tips to Help You Get the Job

On The Job

Not so, say hiring managers and other experts. If you want to be successful in finding a job after you graduate from college, be prepared to do some homework. You thought your homework days were over?

2019 130

CEO Interview: Ofer Tirosh, Tomedes Translation Agency

Small Business CEO

Management interviewOfer Tirosh has been running a successful, global translation agency – Tomedes – for over ten years. Today, he has taken time out of his busy schedule to share his experience with SMBCEO readers. When did you set up Tomedes and why?

Interviewing Candidates Remotely: Things to Keep in Mind

Small Business CEO

While interviews remain the most popular way to assess candidates, it is not always possible to set up a face-to-face interaction. To overcome the costs and problems of an in-person interview, recruiters can interact with candidates remotely, over the phone or a video call.

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How to Avoid Canned Responses to Interview Questions

On The Job

Job seekers often worry that if they practice responses to interview questions too much, they will come off as insincere, their answers having that "canned" quality. I think that''s partly true, but you also don''t want to use it as an excuse not to prepare for an interview.

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A Fun Skype Video Interview

Office Organization Success

Also this week I did a fun Skype video interview with Jill Christensen for her Mompreneur Summit happening later in the summer. This was my first video interview. You’d be surprised at how easy it is to let potential clients slip through the cracks when you don’t have an efficient and effective contact management system in place. My Dad arrived on Tuesday for a two-week visit. It’s lovely to have him here and spend some time with him.

5 Things to Help You Ace a Phone Interview

On The Job

Are you ready to be interviewed in five minutes when the telephone rings and the hiring manager wants to talk about your qualifications? Were you possibly thinking that a hiring manager would contact you and say, "I'll be calling you in a week to interview you over the telephone.

2015 253

Are You Offering TMI in a Job Interview?

On The Job

I''ve heard many horror stories over the years about job interviews gone wrong. Interviews can be emotional -- you''re often excited and nervous -- and that can lead to things slipping out of your mouth that you later will regret.

2015 261

How to Successfully Interview for an Executive-Level Position

Small Business CEO

One of the most important steps in getting hired for an executive job is successfully sitting through an interview. The interview process gives you a chance to showcase your knowledge and to highlight your strengths, showing potential employers why you are the right choice for the job.

2019 65

What Hiring Managers Think About During an Interview

On The Job

No matter how prepared you are, a job interview can be tough. But wouldn't this process be much easier if you could just read an interviewer's mind? While I can't give you that power, I can give you some insight into what interviewers are thinking from their side of the desk.

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Land Your Dream Job With These Industry-Specific Interview Outfit Tips

Office Dynamics

You’ve landed a big job interview, and many things need your immediate attention, but we’re going to focus on your interview outfit. Because your resume got you the interview, but the way you present yourself is going to get you the job.

2015 163

Résumé + Interview = A Job

Job Advice Blog

It’s a competition for sure, and only, say, five résumés might be considered for invitations to face-to-face interviews. The Interview Congratulations! But the hiring manager has another need to satisfy–and that is whether you fit and will be committed to the company.

Productive Communication & Marketing : How to Manage All of Those Links! Interview with @ItsMyURLs CEO @hustle247

Productive & Organized

  How are you managing all of those different urls?   Today I interview the CEO of the Boston-based company, Eddy Inserra, and he'll tell us more about how you can connect all of your websites in one spot and reference ONE url or QR code. 

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5 Things to Never Say in a First Job Interview

On The Job

But when it comes to interviewing, you need to be more careful in what you choose to say because what your followers on Twitter may see as a funny rant against a slow barista comes across as whiny and immature to a hiring manager.

2015 244

Don't Reveal Too Many Personal Details in Interview

On The Job

I've heard many horror stories over the years about job interviews gone wrong. Interviews can be emotional -- you're often excited and nervous -- and that can lead to things slipping out of your mouth that you later will regret.

2018 151

What You Need to Say in an Interview

On The Job

But the reason I feel so strongly about giving them as much information about the workplace as possible is because I hear all too often from employers who have unbelievable tales about young people who come in for interviews and say, "So, what is it you do here?"

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few years I’ve changed employers a number of times and so have had to face quite a few interviews. I went for one interview at a global accountancy firm and had a full-time permanent role as a team administrator straight away. So what happens when you do land that all important first interview? I’ve always found the best way to prepare for an interview is to think about the subjects you will cover. Filed under: Interviews.

Day in the life: Stuart Martin, EA at Spotify

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s interview with Stuart Martin, EA at Spotify which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks. What are the main aspects of your role? I support one of the Vice Presidents within the Research & Development division here at Spotify.

2018 228

The Things You Should Never Say in an Interview

On The Job

The big day comes and you finally get a job interview. But then the interviewer asks you into her office. Because in those first few minutes, the job interviewer has gotten you to say something stupid. This is not how you build rapport with a hiring manager.

How to Figure Out What an Interviewer is Thinking

On The Job

An interview can be a nerve-wracking experience. But career experts say interviews need to be two-way streets if job seekers want to make sure they won''t hate their new jobs in six months. The job seeker feels pressure to answer questions and make a good impression.

2013 257

4 Tips for Doing Well in a Surprise Phone Interview

On The Job

I've written before about phone interviews , and my friend Scot Herrick over at Cube Rules recently addressed the issue in a helpful post. I think anyone can do well in a phone interview if they're prepared, but what happens when you get an ambush call?

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Informational Interviews

Daily Writing Tips

Conducting informational interviews is a good place to start. What’s an informational interview? Equally important is what an informational interview is not: It is not a stratagem for finagling an opportunity to ask for a job under the guise of merely obtaining information.). How do you go about setting up an informational interview? Original Post: Informational Interviews.

Investing in Your Interview Wardrobe Pays Dividends

Job Advice Blog

Not only do you need this job very badly, but also you studied for it thoroughly by preparing yourself for difficult interview questions and you’re really psyched up. What will you wear to this coveted interview?

Recruiting your replacement – where do you start?

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants conducting an interview Core skills EA Executive Assistant Interviews Office manager PA Personal Assistant

2019 173

12 Ways to Make a Great First Impression in a Job Interview

On The Job

Hiring managers often make judgments about you within a few seconds of meeting you for the first time. If you can manage it, get a haircut two weeks before an interview, which gives you the best chance of looking well-groomed. Refer to the hiring manager as "Mr."

2015 259

Impression Management Strategies: Are You Responding to Your Failing Business?

Dumb Little Man

After hundreds of pitches, you and your team have managed to convince Angel investors and VCs to support your idea. To avoid the negative effects of failure, many founders of failing startups use what social psychologists call impression management.

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