Personal Assistant Interview

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Personal Assistant Interview

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Upload your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • 2. 
    Using your mobile device take a passport size and a full body picture of yourself. Upload both here. 
  • 3. 
    Upload a 40sec video introducing yourself.
  • 4. 
    What is the role of an administrative assistant?
  • 5. 
    What interests you about working in an administrative position at this company?
  • 6. 
    What kinds of administrative projects do you like to work on?
  • 7. 
    What administrative projects are less interesting for you? How do you overcome your disinterest in order to do a good job?
  • 8. 
    How would you rate your computer skills?
  • 9. 
    Describe your experience with calendar management.
  • 10. 
    What kinds of documents have you made from scratch using MS Office programs?
  • 11. 
    What is your experience with data entry?
  • 12. 
    How do you ensure accuracy in routine tasks such as processing expenses and preparing reports?
  • 13. 
    If you support multiple people at one company, how do you decide which projects to work on first?
  • 14. 
    Have you ever been on a team with a difficult coworker? How did you handle it?
  • 15. 
    Describe a time you worked with a team to meet a common goal. What was your role?
  • 16. 
    Describe a time you suggested a way to save time, lower costs, or increase revenue.
  • 17. 
    What does “managing up” mean to you? In what ways have you done that?
  • 18. 
    Some of this work can be repetitive. What motivates you to excel in this role?
  • 19. 
    Write a sales pitch introducing www.auctionsghana.com to a client. Tell the client what auctionsghana is about
  • 20. 
    Auctionsghana makes a net sale GHS10, 000 weekly. If you are given the nod, what new will you bring on board to raise our net sale to GHS20,000 weekly?
  • 21. 
    What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made at work and how did you solve it?
  • 22. 
    Tell me what you know about our organisation and what we are striving to achieve.
  • 23. 
    If you are appointed Personal Assitant(PA) to the CEO, what will you do on your first day at work?
  • 24. 
    Senkwa Ltd is about to take on a project to manage a new hotel in Accra. List five(5) top things to consider to take such a project.
  • 25. 
    The price of success is [Blank]
  • 26. 
    As our Personal Assistant, there will be times when you have to deal with difficult clients. Describe a time when you dealt with a difficult client or customer?
  • 27. 
    How would you take minutes in a meeting to make sure everything was covered?
  • 28. 
    How would you organise your day as a PA?
  • 29. 
    How do you determine whether or not a social media marketing strategy has been successful?
  • 30. 
    Jennifer bought a 3 seater sofa for £500. The shipping or clearing fee at Tema is GHC600. Jon uses an exchange rate of 7.0. What will be the selling price of the 3 seater sofa in Ghana if he applies a profit margin of 15%
    • A. 

      4715

    • B. 

      3500

    • C. 

      4100

    • D. 

      1107

  • 31. 
    An investor wants to invest a million dollars into your business. What is the 1 business idea you know can take the country by storm and make you an extra 2 million dollars?
  • 32. 
    What are the Top 3 Skills for a PA role/position?
  • 33. 
    Senkwa Ltd. wants to make use of Instagram to launch and push a campaign on it's Electronic Point Of Sales (ePOS) software (Premium Edition). How will you go about this campaign?
  • 34. 
    Which of the following is the correct formula to calculate the weighted average salary in cell C7 as shown below?
    • A. 

      =SUMPRODUCT(C2:C5,B2:B5)

    • B. 

      =SUMPRODUCT(C2:C4,B2:B4)

    • C. 

      =AVERAGE(B2:B4)

    • D. 

      =AVERAGE(C2:C4)

  • 35. 
    The CEO asked you to dismiss or sack an employee from work, how will you go about this?
  • 36. 
    Why did you leave your last job and how was your relationship with previous employers?
  • 37. 
    As a Personal Assistant (PA), how will you deal with a difficult CEO who calls on you to work at 12 AM?
  • 38. 
    You are working as a PA and a valued client calls you to discuss a problem he has. Your boss isn’t available, and it is an urgent issue. He starts to get irate with you on the phone, how would you deal with him being irrated?
  • 39. 
    Using the most appropriate tools at your discretion, how will you manage your team members and staff members from all departments?
  • 40. 
    What are the new ideas you will bring on board if you are appointed a Personal Assistant?
  • 41. 
    What would you do if you disagreed with the way the CEO wanted you to handle a situation or problem as a PA?
  • 42. 
    You purchased a laptop at £150 from the United Kingdom, what are the factors to consider before the final selling price in Ghana?
  • 43. 
    Suppose Senkwa Ltd expected its revenue to be GHC180,000 for 2017-2021. What formula should be entered in cell E6 so it displays revenue in 2019 if it was above budget, otherwise it'll show 0?
    • A. 

      =IF(E2$B$6,0,E2)

    • B. 

      =IF(E2>$B$6,0,E2)

    • C. 

      =IF(E2<$B$6,0,E2)

    • D. 

      =IF(E2<$B$6,E2,0)