6 Questions to Ask Administrative Assistant Candidates

Posted by Hiregy Staff on Jan 14, 2015 4:03:00 PM

Hiring a new administrative assistant can be a daunting task, particularly for more involved positions. Here are six specific questions that can help you find the perfect candidate for just such a job.

1. Can you describe your four last jobs and the specific duties you performed there?

This question allows the interviewee to break down his or her experience while showing if the person is able to handle a multi-level, detail-oriented question. If the person answers out of order or backtracks, s/he may not be able to quickly multi-task or handle detailed projects when on the job.

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4 Questions To Ask When Interviewing Data Entry Candidates

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Dec 26, 2014 1:31:00 PM

Data entry clerks fill an important role in many industries, including financial and health care. A valuable data entry clerk can save a company time (and thus, money) by freeing up other employees to do their main jobs. Below we have put together 4 questions to ask when interviewing data entry candidates to make sure you get the right person for the job.

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4 Great Interview Questions to Ask Customer Service Candidates

Posted by Brian Potts on Dec 16, 2014 1:37:00 PM

We've all been there. Fed up with a service or product that we paid good money for. You call the customer service phone number and play Customer Service Representative Roulette, hoping your call lands on someone who is understanding and can help you resolve your issue. If you are unlucky and get a representative who is not either of those things, your feelings towards this particular company will sour.

That's why customer service representatives are so important to a company's image. For some companies, the only interactions with the clients are through these individuals. Customer serivce representatives need to be confident, calm, patient and knowedgeable of their company's products and services.   

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5 Interview Questions That Verify Experience and Knowledge

Posted by Hiregy Staff on May 6, 2014 10:11:00 AM

It is not an easy job to select the right candidate. Not only does their personality need to mesh well with their future team, but they have to be able to do the job. There are no ifs, ands or butts about it – if the candidate doesn’t have the necessary experience and knowledge, they are not going to cut it.

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2 Questions to Ask at the End of Every Interview

Posted by Hiregy Staff on Apr 29, 2014 8:46:00 AM

Coming up with a handful of questions to close out an interview is a little more difficult than you might realize. You already have a pretty good sense of the candidate’s personality, their skills and experience and how they will fit into your company, as long as the questions that you chose to ask during the process of the job interview were good ones. In order to end the interview, you want to give the candidate a chance to make a lasting impression.

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Interview Tips for Managers New to The Interview Process

Posted by Hiregy Staff on Apr 15, 2014 7:54:00 AM

Interviewing candidates is an incredibly important task. You want to find the person whose experience, skills and personality fit your company best. If you don’t prepare for the interview or pay attention to the job candidate, then you could end up missing out on the perfect employee. If this is your first time interviewing job candidates, then don’t stress out about it too much. As long as you prepare yourself, you will be fine. Here are a number of tips you should keep in mind in order to help you conduct a successful job interview:

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5 Great Interview Questions to Determine Cultural Fit

Posted by Hiregy Staff on Mar 26, 2014 11:00:00 AM

One of the most important reasons to go through with a formal job interview is to determine if the candidate is a good cultural fit for your company or organization. A candidate may have the skills and experience to fit the job. However, if he or she is not a good cultural fit, that person is not the best candidate for the job.

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5 Great Questions to Start an Interview

Posted by Hiregy Staff on Mar 20, 2014 3:04:00 PM

Preparing a list of questions when you are interviewing job applicants for your company is an absolute must. If you wing it during the interview, your questions will not only seem forced, there will be no thought or flow behind them. The order of your questions is just as important as the questions themselves. They need to be able to follow previous answers as well as smoothly transition the applicant into different topics.

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10 Tips for Conducting a Video Interview

Posted by Hiregy Staff on Mar 17, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Setting up a person-to-person interview with a prospective employee isn’t always as convenient as you would like it to be. This is especially true if the individual applying for the job lives in another city or even in another state. Many job hunters won’t have the money to be able to afford to fly in for the interview, and many companies often don’t have the funds in their budget to cover travel expenses for prospective employees to make it to a person-to-person job interview.

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