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Executive Assistant Interview Questions

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What strategies do you use in coordinating a meeting with many stakeholders with varying calendars?

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  1. 1.

    What strategies do you use in coordinating a meeting with many stakeholders with varying calendars?

  2. 2.

    Tell me about a time you had to manage many different details.

  3. 3.

    What best practices do you use in coordinating travel arrangements?

  4. 4.

    Can you share what qualities you feel are the most valuable as an Executive Assistant?

  5. 5.

    What computer systems do you have experience with?

  6. 6.

    What strategies do you use when managing competing priorities?

  7. 7.

    Tell me about a time you dealt with constant change.

  8. 8.

    Tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult client and how you managed that.

  9. 9.

    Tell me about a time you received difficult feedback and your action plan in addressing that feedback.

  10. 10.

    What details do you pay attention to when executing administrative tasks?

  11. 11.

    Can you tell me about a time a peer was failing and how you supported them?

  12. 12.

    Tell me about a time you experienced a roadblock when booking travel. How did you correct it?

  13. 13.

    Tell me about a time you had to deliver communications to multiple people? What methods did you use?

  14. 14.

    Tell me about a time, you used a creative solution to solve a really difficult problem.

  15. 15.

    What approaches do you use to stay motivated and how do you course correct when you get off track?

  16. 16.

    Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision but didn't have all the information you needed. How did you approach that situation?

  17. 17.

    Can you share best practices for written work and ensuring accuracy?

  18. 18.

    What approach do you use to stay on top of email management?

  19. 19.

    Can you share your approach to record keeping?

  20. 20.

    How do you organize your daily schedule?

  21. 21.

    Why do you want to leave your current employer?

  22. 22.

    Can you tell me about some common reports you prepare and their intended purpose?

  23. 23.

    Tell me about a time you had to provide difficult feedback to a leader.

  24. 24.

    Tell me about a time you had to oversee coordination of many moving pieces.

  25. 25.

    What is your approach when you aren't able to share a full story with a colleague?