Executive Assistant Interview Questions

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

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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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