In every job interview, employers would have a set of questions they ask potential employees to determine if they are fit for the job. Sometimes, it is easier to interview people when they are in front of you; you can see their reactions and gestures and those things help you “read” them better. Interviewing for a virtual assistant position over the phone can be a little daunting simply because you don’t see verbal cues. You have to rely on their verbal responses and the tone of their voice. With that being the case, there are several questions business owners don’t ask interviewees but they should have. Let me share with you what these questions are:
Question # 1: “Why should I hire you?”
Although this is legitimate and considered a routine question, most business owners are hesitant to ask this. For me, this is a rather critical question because you will have an idea of what the prospective virtual assistant can do for you that the others may not be able to do. This will tell you how experienced they are in the position they are applying for. If you want to hire the best and most qualified virtual assistant, it is important to know the answer to this question.
Question # 2: “What would set you apart from the other virtual assistants?”
Looking at it, you would think that this is the same as question number 1. But, there is a difference. While the above question will tell you the virtual assistant’s work capacity, this one will tell you their overall personality, work ethics and how they value their work. You would know the style of work they do and how committed they can be. Listening to them tell you about themselves will give you an idea if they are the right fit for you.
Question # 3: “Am I doing the right thing?”
This question pertains to the idea of hiring virtual assistants. As business owners, you want to be sure if business outsourcing is the right path for you to take. As what I’ve been telling other business owners in the same predicament as you are, if you find yourself doing mundane tasks on a daily basis and neglect to take proper steps toward growing your business, then it is time for you to consider business outsourcing. Virtual assistants can look after your business’ day-to-day activities. You just have to trust that you hired the best virtual assistants to work on your project and tasks.
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