Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators Part 3

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written two blog posts on interview questions specific to PAs, EAs and admin assistants and they have both proved to be very popular so I thought I’d add another ten questions that I have been asked at various interviews over the years and my answers for them.

Product/Program Promotion: Problems & Profits - Launching Lessons Learned Interview Dr. Venus Opal Reese Live Event Launch

Productive & Organized

  Occasionally, I'll interview industry experts and ask them about their product or program launches.    Before I get into the interview, let me tell you a little about this amazing woman. 

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Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint?

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 27 February, 2010 Wheres the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Some people in the office were trying to get the remote working as we had a PowerPoint presentation coming up and were calling it things like remote thingy , remote slide clicker, wireless mouse so I finally asked, "Does anyone know what the official name for that thing is?" Here we were, professional assistants talking about the thingy for the PowerPoint.

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Launching Lessons Learned Interview: Cena Block

Productive & Organized

  Keep reading for my interview with Cena Block -- the Mom-Preneur Clarity. During the group coaching program – my web event meeting system dropped my PowerPoint slides. We can’t have an interview here and not talk about productivity! 

Launching Lessons Learned Interview: Cena Block

Productive & Organized

  Keep reading for my interview with Cena Block -- the Mom-Preneur Clarity. During the group coaching program – my web event meeting system dropped my PowerPoint slides. We can’t have an interview here and not talk about productivity! 

Creativity In Your Career Portfolio

Office Dynamics

Here are some cool things that other admins have done with theirs: • Set up a virtual career portfolio in Google Docs to use when applying for jobs outside of their state (in PowerPoint form). Created personal brochures to leave with the person they interviewed with – the brochure is a simple tri-fold brochure showcasing talent, professionalism, and CREATIVITY. •

The keywords to help you land your next PA role

Practically Perfect PA

Similarly, we will also search for specific computer packages or languages or anything else that is a prerequisite for the position: (PA or ‘Personal Assistant’) and ‘PowerPoint’ / (‘PA’ or ‘Personal Assistant’) AND (‘Spanish’).

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5 Essential Tools And Apps To Build Your Early Startup

Dumb Little Man

Has David made the interview call? Is the PowerPoint file I am looking at the latest version?” Apps for startups are very useful (and can even be crucial) for new companies. As a founder of a startup, you want to commit 100% to whatever it is you and your team are creating.

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Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

For example, if you’re interested in graphic design, offer to redesign a PowerPoint presentation for your executive, or create a new cover sheet for reports. This is a tool you’ll use in many different settings including job interviews and performance reviews. Designed by Freepik. My good friend and fellow expert in the administrative field, Julie Perrine, has a saying that goes something like this, “In admin, you can start here and go anywhere!”.

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Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

Marketing material is stripped of sales language, and the info becomes a blog post, which becomes a podcast, which becomes the soundtrack to a video made from PowerPoint slides which becomes a YouTube video which becomes content for the website. The interview was recorded and transcribed.

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Top Leadership Guru Marshall Goldsmith Offers His Secrets to Success

On The Job

Recently I interviewed Marshall Goldsmith, and wanted to share some real nuggets of wisdom from a guy who is comfortable sitting down with a CEO of a Fortune 100 as he is a college student. I've been fortunate in my career to talk to a lot of really smart people.

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How Well Do You Manage Your Social Media Content Assets?

Productive & Organized

Really great podcasts can be set to powerpoints and be turned into videos for YouTube. Interview with @ItsMyURLs CEO @hustle247" ». "Productive I was on the phone the other day with one of my private clients and we were talking about her social media strategy. 

How to Make a Good Impression in Video Conferences

On The Job

Whether you're on Skype interviewing for a job or running a meeting via video conference, it's important to understand that people are, well, staring at you. It's not enough to have a great PowerPoint. I remember the first time I saw myself on Skype. Holy cow!

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Would Life Just Be Easier if I Got a J•O•B?

Tips From T. Marie

A few weeks later, when I was sure I wouldn’t hear anything, I was asked to interview online. I knew this company was really picky about who they interviewed with. The interview went well, and my head was excited.

Do you like what you do?

Laughing all the Way to Work

INTERVIEW WELL Make it a conversation. You are interviewing them too so ask questions. Take notes during the interview so you don’t forget what you wanted to ask. Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint?

Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

Wright, Author So Youve Got the Job Interview - Now What? This morning the phone rang - youve got an interview! Obviously you really want the job, and to get this job, youve got to really shine in the interview.

Get A Job With A Thank You Letter

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Get A Job With A Thank You Letter By The Professional Assistant on Friday, March 28, 2008 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Productivity D id you just get out of an interview ? One of the simplest things you can do to help the manager of your dream firm decide if you are right for the job, is to send them a Thank You letter after the interview. I appreciate your time and consideration in interviewing me for this position.

Creativity In Your Career Portfolio

Office Dynamics

Here are some cool things that other admins have done with theirs: • Set up a virtual career portfolio in Google Docs to use when applying for jobs outside of their state (in PowerPoint form). Created personal brochures to leave with the person they interviewed with – the brochure is a simple tri-fold brochure showcasing talent, professionalism, and CREATIVITY. •

Managing your Boss's Inbox

Laughing all the Way to Work

Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.©

Keep Calm and Carry On

Office Dynamics

I have a 60 slide PowerPoint presentation to “juice” by adding three dimensional effects, color images, and catchy transitions. There are six interviews with out of state candidates to arrange travel for, and an interview panel of five busy people to schedule around. by Nancy Fraze for Joan Burge. I have a new red mug on my desk. Written on it are the timeless yet modern words: “ Keep Calm and Carry On. ”.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Office Dynamics

I have a 60 slide PowerPoint presentation to “juice” by adding three dimensional effects, color images, and catchy transitions. There are six interviews with out of state candidates to arrange travel for, and an interview panel of five busy people to schedule around. by Nancy Fraze for Joan Burge. I have a new red mug on my desk. Written on it are the timeless yet modern words: “ Keep Calm and Carry On. ”.

We don't know what we don't know

Laughing all the Way to Work

Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Whose meeting is it anyway?

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

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Admin Buddies

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

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Dealing in real time.

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

Laughing all the Way to Work

Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

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Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

A funny thing happened on the way to the office.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Colour Coding Works.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Go with your gut feeling!

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

When taking initiative isn't the best thing.

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

Laughing all the Way to Work

Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

I always have the perfect answer. the next day!

Laughing all the Way to Work

Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Spring cleaning on the blog

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Different spellings: British, Canadian and American

Laughing all the Way to Work

Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Training On-line

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

You can also attach a file from Word, Excel or PowerPoint or a business card from your Contacts if it is someone you need to remember to call and want that information available. Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint?