Hiring Administrative Assistants

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Real Estate Agent with Eiglarsh Realty

Having hired over 10 assistants in the past 10 years I'll share some things about who & how to hire.

1) Super important to give a personality profile test.  I feel that the best one is the DISC personality profile. This way you have an idea of how compatible they will be with you and the team.

2) Very important to have a good pre-interview on the phone to see how they sound.

3) Always have them send their resume via email as part of your ad for help wanted. This way you can see that they have basic emailing skills.

4) Have anyone that they will work with, conduct the initial interview & listen to the feedback. If you involve your staff in the hiring process, they will take an active role in this person's success or suggest that you not hire them in the first place.

5) Have your coach interview them and listen to their feedback. I've been told not to hire someone. I did based on desperation. The new hire failed. My coach was right! Listen, they know what they are doing!  

I'll address maintaining an administrative assistant in a future post.

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Rainer
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Bob Pavey
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David I hope you are lucky enough to have an assistant like mine. You have great idea's that you shared
Sep 05, 2006 06:05 AM #1
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David Eiglarsh
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I'm going to try & remember:

#1 got hepatitis after 3 months, #2 didn't have to work & was doing it so she wouldn't shop, she went back to her life of leisure #3 had more personal problems than Bill Clinton & quit, #4 got pregnant, #5 was a smoker stunk up our office after her smoking runs, #6, left for a higher paying job only to come back as a buyer's agent & then left again to be on her own, #7 also became a buyer's agent, left to go on her own & is now back as a buyer's agent, #8 is still with me as my lead assistant, #9 went to DC & then NY in search of men, #10 just left for dental school, #11 is doing really well. (I currently have 2 full time assistants #8 & #11) 

Sep 05, 2006 07:13 AM #2
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