Executive Assistant

Executive Assistants act as the gatekeeper and personal representative of the execs on your team.

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. 

Top tips: 

  • 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?

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