The whole interview process is grossly overrated. It isn’t as difficult as people make it sound. But for you to be able to breeze through it, you must remember a few things. Firstly, the amount of preparation that you do will help you immensely with the process. Going through sample questions that may be thrown at you during an interview is a safe way of preparing for one.
A mix of preparing to answer interview questions and a solid attitude will lead you to interview success. Here is a set of interview questions and answers for the position of a property management assistant:
What type of duties are you most comfortable performing while working as a property management assistant?
While I do not have any qualms about doing anything that is entrusted to me, the work that I have been assigned in the role of a property management assistant includes handling tenant relations, managing services and maintenance, and ensuring that all records and paperwork of the assigned building is properly managed in terms of filing and confidentiality.
What do you find challenging about this work?
I believe that customer relations are almost always challenging. However, I do not let the challenge damper my efforts and go with the flow to ensure that things are managed in a suitable manner.
What are the two main skills that a property management assistant must possess to ensure success in this work?
I believe that one has to possess exceptional organizational and communication skills if one wants to be successful in this role.
Tell us about your most difficult assignment.
About a year ago, I was made responsible to set up 3 model apartments for an upcoming open house – all in the span of 2 weeks. This became quite difficult as there was really no time to handle logistics, let alone acquire furniture and fittings. However, I managed to meet the deadline (and my manager’s approval) by working on double shifts and achieving what was asked of me.
Why did you decide to take up this work as a career?
I had some experience working in property management, albeit in a different capacity. When the first opportunity to work as a property management assistant arose and I took it up, I felt that this was interesting work and that I had the niche for it.
Where would you like your career to go from here?
At the moment, I am still learning the ropes. In due time, I hope to own a residential building that I can manage with a team of hardworking staff members!