Executive Assistant interview questions
Your dream candidate will have experience managing schedules, supporting executives with reports/presentations/correspondence and will have awesome strong communication skills. They will also be trustworthy, professional and friendly.
- Listen for smart, spontaneous questions, and candidates who have done research on your company and industry.
- Typically, experienced Executive Assistants expect a high salary—but if your budget won’t cut it, look for motivated, resourceful, and organized graduates.
- Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.
Problem solving interview questions
- Give an example of your work experience relevant for this role.
- What’s a day in the life like for an Executive Assistant.
- Do you support multiple people? How do you prioritize tasks?
- What would you do if tasks from two different people you support conflicted?
- What reports and comms did you work on for your superior/CEO?
- Describe a time you worked on a challenging project with multiple people. What happened?
- What would you do if an Executive asked about sensitive info you were given by the CEO?
- How would you rate your confidentiality skills?
- How are your IT skills?
- What tech is essential to your day-to-day work?
- Describe your experience with booking international and domestic travel.
- How would you set up a meeting?
- Have you ever disagreed with your colleagues about how to execute a project? What happened?
- How would you rate your ability to work with difficult personalities?
- How up-to-date are you with company/industry trends?