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Personal Assistant Management Training

Personal Assistant Management Information

 

SELECTING A PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Screening Applicants by Telephone….

Talking to possible personal assistants by phone can save a lot of time for both you and the applicant. Know what you want to ask the applicant, and keep a list of questions with a pen and paper close by your phone. Points to remember when conducting a phone interview are:

  • Discuss the important points of the job
  • Find out information about the applicant
  • Get a first impression of the person

Tips for Screening….

  • ALWAYS TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS AND YOUR FIRST REACTION.
  • Smile so that your voice sounds friendly over the phone.
  • Ask if the person has reliable transportation and can be at work on time.
  • Inform the applicant if you intend to complete a criminal background check.
  • Give a brief job description and include the hours and pay scale. Now is the time to learn if both are acceptable to the applicant. This keeps you from interviewing someone who is not really interested in the job and saves you time.
  • Set up a time to conduct the face-to-face interview. You may want to consider mailing and having them complete a job application in advance of the interview.
  • If you think you might have some difficulty communicating, have someone you trust assist you.