Assistant Account Executive Interview Questions

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.

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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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