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Administrative Assistant: A Free Interview Guide (PDF)

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A complete competency-based job interview guide for the position of Administrative Assistant that interviewers (hiring manager and/or HR staff) can use to conduct a fair, job-related and professional employment interview immediately, utilizing best practice tips, techniques and behaviorally-based questions with target behaviors (the "look for" answers to questions).
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    Competency-based, job related Interview Guides are essential tools for interviews. Interview Guides from ReadytoManage and the great folks at BuildanInterview.com provide hiring managers with a complete package for conducting job-related interviews including job competencies, questions, target behaviors (look-for answers) and rating tools to help make interviews more effective and assist in defending your choice if the selection is challenged by an unsuccessful candidate. This Administrative Assistant Interview Guide is provided free to customers interested in investigating the difference a well-structured, defensible interview guide can make. Contact us at info@readytomanage.com for more info on our Interview Guide Library or on ordering custom Interview Guides for your company or organization.

    This Administrative Assistant job interview guide covers the full interview experience, including an Administrative Assistant job description, preparation tips, rapport-building and opening questions, how to probe and follow-up, background and general questions, and behavioral questions and target behaviors in these core competencies:
    • Ability to Take Responsibility/Initiative
    • Anticipation/Proactive Thinking Skills
    • Attention to Detail
    • Communication Skills
    • Dependability
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Teamwork Orientation
    Also includes closing questions, rating scales, assessment and a candidate comparison chart.

    Author:  Anne Sandberg
    Publisher: Predict Success,
    Publication Date: c2008, All Rights Reserved
    Customized job interview guides are available for 200+ different jobs across industry and are designed to provide the interviewer with an easy-to-use format that is job-specific, professional, legally defensible and content valid.

    Each interview guide was carefully constructed to focus on the specific core competencies critical for success in the position.  Each interview guide contains a complete interview package for a given job, including:

    • Job data– record specific information about the job interview;
    • Job description– brief overview of the role which roughly corresponds to the O*net, which is the primary source for the occupational information in the U.S. and much of the Western world;
    • Preparation- instructions about what to do before the interview;
    • Opening– includes rapport-building questions and opening questions and comments;
    • Probing and follow-up questions– instructions on how to do this well;
    • Candidate background– seven key questions to ask every candidate;
    • Technical skills and knowledge– education and experience requirements that support success on the specific job;
    • Competencies– 5-10 core competencies (from our library of 60) with 2-4 target behaviors (interview “answers” or “look for” behaviors) and paired behavioral interview questions per competency. 
    • Closing– three key questions and contact information-gathering;
    • Candidate assessment– grid with rating scale and process for evaluating all skills and competencies (can be weighted) and an overall rating;
    • Overall comments– record strengths, concerns and conclusion;
    • Candidate Comparison Chart– used to compare all candidates for a job opening to establish a ranked hierarchy of interview performance.

    Interview guides are used by those who conduct job interviews, typically hiring managers, recruiters and human resources staff, regardless of prior experience conducting selection interviews. Interview guides standardize the employment process to ensure a high-quality experience for both candidates and the interviewer and protects the organization from charges of unfair hiring practices since each interview guide focuses on job-relevant criteria.
    We're so certain you'll love these interview guides, we'd like you to try one for FREE. Click on the link below to order our popular Administrative Assistant Interview Guide, and try it out for FREE.

    Interview Guide for Administrative Assistant

    You may also be interested in reviewing the 60 Competencies used in our Interview Guides, powered by the Interview Generator System.  Click on the link below to download a list of the 60 Competencies used by Interview Generator, along with a brief description of each.

    Interview Generator - Competencies and Definitions

    If you do not see an Interview Guide for the position you want, let us know by sending us an email and we will construct it and add to our growing library: info@buildaninterview.com
    Product Reviews
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    This Interview Guide Really Helped Me
    Author: Julia Pohlmeyer Date: 9/24/2009
    I have always started interivews with the classic question, "Tell me about yourself". So I was really excited to try out the interview questions in this guide. They really helped me think differently about what I can and should ask a person I am interviewing. Thanks for the help. I''ll definitely be buying Interview Guides for other jobs!