25 Interview Questions to Ask a Prospective Virtual Assistant Before You Hire Her

25 Interview Questions to Ask a Prospective Virtual Assistant Before You Hire Her

Before I hire someone, I like to talk with them on the phone and run through my list of interview questions so I can feel them out.

Plus, by talking to a prospective virtual assistant (or other type of contractor), you’re going to be able to tell if there’s a ‘connection’ or not.

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Melissa Ingold

Hey gorgeous! I'm Melissa. I'm an entrepreneur, mom to two teens and a dog, and married to the love of my life.

I help women entrepreneurs learn how to outsource tasks and systems in their business to not only free up their time - but to give them the space to focus on revenue-generating tasks. I share outsourcing tips and ideas here on the blog, as well as how to hire a va and other team members.

Obsessed with: adventure, camping, books, and essential oils.


  1. Melissa, you nailed these questions in your post! It is so important to get to know the VA and their business protocols before you hire them. Great list!

  2. I like your list of what to ask a VA when hiring. I would like to know what you expect for a answer on the questions you ask. Also where is the best places to hire a VA, and do you sub-hire out your VA on your team?

    Thank You for all
    W.R. Humphreys

    1. Melissa Ingold

      Every VA is going to have a different answer, so you just have to determine what is going to work for you.

      If you’re looking for a VA, you could try submitting a request via Tawnya’s site: http://www.vanetworking.com/clients

  3. Judy

    Melissa, you always provide great content. My question is this: WHY don’t you offer a LINKEDIN share ink? I am always looking for content to share with my network on Linkedin and am often frustrated that some excellent posts don’t provide the LI share link. Is there a reason you don’t?

    1. Melissa Ingold

      LOL! Okay, okay, I turned it back on 😉

      I not sure why it was turned off – could have happened when we were redesigning my site, not sure.

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