Venturing out from your comfort zone is often quite scary. But that is exactly what one has to do when one is called in for an interview. The interview process can hardly be coined comfortable. On the contrary, it is downright intimidating to the highest degree! Not comfortable at all!
Unfortunately, you cannot ignore an interview call as without appearing for an interview, there is no way that you can obtain a job. A successful interview opens great opportunities. A not so successful one provides basis for preparing well for a future one.
Here is a set for you to go through to see what kind of questions may be thrown at you during a management assistant interview:
How do you qualify to work as a management assistant at our organization?
As a thorough individual with exceptional organization skills and the ability to handle paraprofessional and technical tasks with great precision, I am positive that I am a cut above other contenders for this job. Excellent project coordination abilities and an inherent capability to gather and summarize data, I will be an immediate asset to your company.
What do you think you will be responsible for doing in this role?
As a management assistant, I expect to be analyzing, implementing and monitoring assigned programs, researching grant opportunities, and providing highly responsible administrative support to the project or program that I am assigned to. In addition to this, I expect to be providing assistance in the development of new program elements and required modifications.
What motivated you to apply for this position?
There were two motivational triggers that forced me to apply for this position. I have always looked up to your organization and when an opportunity like this came up, I could not help but gel the fact that I am apt to work at this position (due to great insight into program management work) with what the company was looking for.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the lowest) where do you rate yourself as far as problem solving is concerned?
I would give myself s realistic 7. I am quite good at handling explosive situations and do not panic easily.
If you had to work on a project all alone, how would you feel?
I work equally well within a team environment and in a solo one. I would be extra careful in doing my duties. And I would keep checking my work to ensure it conforms to standards. I would enjoy working alone if that is what the project demands.
Where do you see yourself in a few years from now?
I am trying to learn as much as I can about project management and hope to climb the ladder to the position of a project manager soon.