Assistant Account Executive

Assistant Account Executives identify client needs and create brand awareness via in-depth research. They also help manage sales leads and coordinate marketing projects. Use these sample interview questions to find the best person for the job.

Assistant Account Executive interview questions

Your dream Assistant Account Executive candidate will be experienced (think: marketing and/or customer service experience) with strong communication skills and a passion for sales. They’ll also have basic sales procedure knowledge and a desire to learn.

Top tips: 

  • Look for quality over qualifications: Look for candidates who have high potential even if they lack experience or qualifications.
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Role-specific interview questions

  • What’s our current market? Who are our competitors?
  • What are the best ways to reach potential clients?
  • How do you maintain existing customer relationships?
  • Do you have experience using CRMs?

Behavioral interview questions

  • What drew you to apply for this role? What are your goals?
  • Describe a time you aced a team project. What was your role?
  • Email, phone or in-person: which do you prefer and why?
  • How do you deal with challenging complaints?

Problem solving interview questions

  • When you first meet a client what would you want to ask or tell them?
  • What would you include in an engaging new demo for clients?
  • How do you measure client satisfaction?
  • How would you tell your manager you were going to miss a deadline?

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