The Best Assistant Interview Tips

Office Dynamics

In this blog, we will cover a few resume and… Career Management Etiquette Interpersonal Skills Networking Self Development interview advice interview tips resumeAre you in the market for a new job? You’re not alone.

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Hiring Managers Need to Start Preparing for Interviews Differently

Allwork

The Great Resignation has changed many aspects of interview-related etiquette. . Interviewers should think critically about their company and the position they want to fill, then give honest, relevant answers. . Changes in interview etiquette .

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FBI Warns That “Deepfake” Interviews Could Threaten Company Security

Allwork

Artificial intelligence has been touted as the ideal solution for completing certain jobs, allowing workers more space to exercise other skills. Referred to as “deepfakes,” this tool allows users to present as a completely different person and conduct fake video interviews.

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Core soft skill: Resilience

Practically Perfect PA

Today I am going to start a new one – Core Skills. I’m not just going to write about which skills we need I am also going to look at how these skills are linked to the role specifically. I was used to answering the standard interview questions about soft skills but I hadn’t really delved very deeply into the practical aspects of that skill and how it made me stand out as a better candidate and Executive Assistant.

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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

The SUCCESS Interview: Soledad O’Brien on Healthy Media Consumption

Success

Editor’s Note: The SUCCESS Interview is a new feature testing the foundational principles of this 124-year-old personal and professional development magazine against modern realities. The post The SUCCESS Interview: Soledad O’Brien on Healthy Media Consumption appeared first on SUCCESS.

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Conventional or Behavior-Based Interviewing?

Job Advice Blog

A job interview has been scheduled for you, but do you know what types of questions you’ll have to answer? Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Individual Career Counseling interview interview preparation interview tips Winning Interview StrategiesThis is the dilemma most candidates face. Don’t panic. You can prepare for various types of questions, and I’ll give you a few hints later on. Most companies are using one or the other type: [.].

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. When you can add comments during the interview that show you have knowledge of a mission statement or current project it indicates your interest and you’d be invested in the position/company even if you are overqualified. Be familiar with names of those interviewing you and department heads you’d work with.

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The Interview: Why Wasn’t I Chosen

Job Advice Blog

From the interviewer’s vantage point, the selection process is about availability and choices. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Career Transition interview interview preparation job interview Job Interview CoachingThat principle applies to many things the rest of us do, too, throughout the day.

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. For PAs and EAs in particular, where success in the role is just as much down to personality and “fit” as it is to hard skills, video as an interview tool makes a lot of sense.

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How to Improve Your Skype Job Interview

Job Advice Blog

An additional burden has been imposed lately on job candidates because more and more companies are trying to save money by resorting to Skype or video interviewing. As if it’s not already difficult to prepare for and undergo an interview, nowadays one has to be an actor on camera on top of that. Interview Skills by Alex Freund Career Consulting interview tips Job Interview Coaching Skype video interview

Interview with Krystal Booker of KrystalClear Virtual

Karen Vivarelli

We chatted about whether the course was the right fit for her because Krystal was already working with clients at this stage and she wanted to make sure she was going to be learning the right skills and tools before signing up. Start a business VA Interview Virtual Assistant

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The SUCCESS Interview: Francois Reihani and the Power of Building a Business Focused on Giving Back

Success

Editor’s Note: The SUCCESS Interview tests the foundational principles of this 125-year-old personal and professional development magazine against modern realities.

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How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills On August 2, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 1 An interview is a business transaction wherein the objective of the hiring manager (the person who has the authority to hire) is to make a selection among job candidates called in for interviews.

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The key hard skills to include on your EA CV

Practically Perfect PA

Career Development Featured Job Hunting admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Interviews Job hunting Office manager PA Personal AssistantWe all know that it is getting more challenging to get your CV past the recruitment algorithms that are employed to filter applications and we also know that in a crowded market we need our CV to stand out. My advice has always been to tailor your CV depending on the role, which you should […].

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The Psychology of the Job Interview

Job Advice Blog

Very few people say they genuinely enjoy job interviews. That makes sense because in the same way that most people dislike taking tests, a job interview is a test. Even those who feel confident about their professional past, are up-to-date with job requirement skills, and do not possess many potential liabilities still fear facing the [.]. Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview preparation interview techniques interview tips Job Search

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. Assess yourself to identify the skills you have to contribute to a company and job. Take stock, by listing on paper, your: skills and competencies. Keep those things in mind during your interview and take opportunities to demonstrate how you will meet them.

Interview with Monique Helstrom on Effective Communication

Team ELS

Earlier this year, Team ELS had an opportunity to interview Monique Helstrom, speaker, activator, and un-locker of human potential, on effective communication. From there we can learn skills, but first we have to know who we are and who the other person is.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Must-Have Skills for 2017

Office Dynamics

What are the eight must-have skills for executive and administrative assistants for today? As you enter into 2017, be sure you are equipped with this top-notch skill set. Joan also talks about one bonus skill, tune in to see what it is. We invite you to watch the webinar replay: Must-Have Skills for 2017. Download the Webinar Handout: Must Have Skills For 2017. Download Your Certificate of Attendance: Certificate-Of-Attendance-Must Have Skills.

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Job Interview Tips for Mature People

Job Advice Blog

Interview Skills by Alex Freund Career Transition Coaching Individual Career Counseling Mature job seekersTo start with, here are some statistics: Only 28% of workers 55 and older find jobs within one year versus 71% of those aged 25 to 35, reports Career Builder. 63% of workers 55 and older applied for positions at lower levels than their previous jobs. 48% of workers 55 and older found positions at [.].

Are You Really Good at Job Interviewing?

Job Advice Blog

Job interviewing is an act. Yes, you are the actor, and both sides know the rules: You, who are one of the candidates for the position, are doing your best to convince the interviewer you are the ideal candidate. The interviewer, who is the audience, has choices, is an independent thinker and often skeptic, and [.]. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Individual Career Counseling interview preparation Job Interview Coaching

How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview

Job Advice Blog

The caller is from the company’s human resources department and wants to schedule you for an in-person interview. Interview Skills by Alex Freund Job Advice Job Interview Coaching job interview preparation networking Personal Branding Winning Interview StrategiesSo, finally the phone rings and the caller ID displays the name of a company you sent your résumé to.

The Interview Process Needs to Be Understood

Job Advice Blog

Many interviewers don’t know how to interview, and the majority of candidates are not sufficiently prepared for the test. Because that situation is a given, a candidate can improve the chances for hire by better understanding the interview process itself and the emotional aspects of the interview. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice interview interview techniques Interview tips by Alex Freund

The Job Interview—Morphed into Something Else

Job Advice Blog

Not too long ago, much-respected blogger Tim Tyrell-Smith of Tim’s Strategy conducted a survey, clearly finding that interviewers’ number one concern is “fit with the company’s culture.” Interview Skills by Alex FreundFrom other articles on that subject, too, it seems as if the old-fashioned “Tell me about yourself” and “What are your key accomplishments?” questions—even when answered well—are apparently [.].

Why Are Interviewers So Selective?

Job Advice Blog

Unlike past scenarios, job interviews have become harder and harder. Employers have an abundance of very qualified applicants, many of them working with interview coaches to elevate their interviewing skills. There are many books available to job seekers to read and brush up on interviewing [.]. Interview Skills by Alex Freund Career Coaching by Judi Perkins career counselor interview interview techniques job market Resume

Women versus Men in Job Interviews and Salary Negotiations

Job Advice Blog

For both genders, anxiety before the interview may be present, but studies show that women handle it better. And women are more prone to do mock interviews with those colleagues and friends more than men are. [.]. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice gender difference interview preparation men vs. womenWomen adapt more proactively than men do. Women seek social support from colleagues and friends more than men do.

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The First Thing to Do After a Job Interview

On The Job

While etiquette rules say you can wait about three months to send a thank-you note for a wedding gift, it needs to be much sooner than that after a job interview. Send an email within the first day of an interview, then send a handwritten note by the next day.

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Why You Didn't Get a Second Interview

On The Job

It can be pretty demoralizing not to get a second interview, especially since you believe you did so well in your initial interview. I know from my experience in hiring people that sometimes other things come into play that have nothing to do with your qualifications for the job or how you did during the interview. Those are some of the things that you can't control and so you can't sweat not getting a second interview. An interview should really be a conversation.

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Job Advice Blog

A job interview is the final step before getting the job. Preparing for the interview is not to be taken lightly. Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview tips Job Advice job interview preparation Job Search networking Winning Interview StrategiesIt’s the most critical step because if the candidate does not convince the decision maker of being the ideal candidate, the job goes to someone else.

Which secretary skills are worth keeping?

Practically Perfect PA

I think it is about time we celebrate our fore-sister’s skills. After all some secretary skills are still worth keeping! We don’t have the typing pool anymore but typing skills are still very much a basic requirement of the assistant role. In the early days of my career I lost out on a few roles because I didn’t have shorthand but, I would say, in the last six years it has rarely come up in an interview let alone in the role itself.

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The Art and Science of the Face-to-Face Interview

Job Advice Blog

Consider yourself very lucky for being considered for a face-to-face interview. Interview Skills by Alex Freund "Career Change" Individual Career Counseling interview Job Advice Job SearchIt just means that you survived the first phase of the competition; your résumé projected you as someone deserving of further exploration; and you outshone the vast majority of your competition. The most critical test, however, is still ahead of you. You are at [.].

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. This time I will focus on two specific interview questions – career development and scenario based questions. Setting that goal not only meant I received a promotion but I picked up many new skills along the way.”

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The Anatomy of the Job Interview

Job Advice Blog

There are a few basics that every person who’s preparing for or facing a job interview should know. A job interview is not an interrogation or an investigation. Interview Skills by Alex FreundYou are not guilty and you are not on trial. In fact, you have a great opportunity to get an exciting job. But before that, let’s understand [.].

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Are You Nervous before the Job Interview?

Job Advice Blog

Most people are nervous before a job interview. A job interview is nothing less than an oral exam. Interview Skills by Alex FreundAnd that’s normal. In most cases, it is very important because the outcome could change a person’s future, milieu, income, and so on. But when large groups of people are asked whether they feel nervous before an [.].

10 Practical Interviewing Tips For Recruiters

Recruit CRM

Recruiters should keep in mind that effective interviews will result in revealing any potential red flags, reveal strengths, weaknesses and much more. Interviewing candidates is considered to be one of the most significant portions of the hiring process.

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Why You Didn't Get the Second Interview

On The Job

It can be very exciting when you get a call from an employer inviting you for a job interview. But that feeling can quickly disappear when you don't get a call for the second interview. If you fail to get a second interview, you need to consider: You're making rookie mistakes. By the time you've been invited for an interview, the employer believes you've got most of the necessary hard skills for the job. Getting a second interview isn't easy and takes hard work.

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An Interview with the Office Dynamics Team

Office Dynamics

I have over 20 years of administrative professional experience and proud of my personal and professional accomplishments, yet the conference provided new perspectives, opportunities to talk with others in my chosen field and a reminder to embrace my unique talents and skills. 8 Concurrent Sessions: Based around Office Dynamics flagship program, the Star Achievement Series®, concurrent sessions will revolve around 4 main components: Skill, Attitude, Teamwork, and Strategy.

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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. When asking a competency question the interviewer will ask you to give an example from your past experiences rather than answer in general terms. During every competency based interview I have been asked about my people management skills.

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Video Interviewing for the Unemployed

Job Advice Blog

Video interviewing or Skype interviewing as sometimes it is called adds a whole new dimension of difficulty to job candidates. Interview Skills by Alex FreundActing out the role of a candidate is something that one needs training with and frequent practice.

The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

Small Business Labs

  The problem is a mismatch between job skills and job openings. In response to this problem a rapidly growing industry focused on providing skills training and job placement has emerged. A good example is General Assembly , which teaches technology, design and business skills through a variety of part-time and full-time courses. Another example is Korfu , which teaches recent and soon to be college grads basic business skills.

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