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Executive Assistant

Review the job description for an Executive Assistant.  A number of the underlined keywords have links to interview questions for that keyword or job function.

DescriptionThe successful candidate will assist the Company president with day-to-day tasks and functions including:

  • Human Resource contact

  • IT contact

  • Budget spreadsheets

  • Various administrative needs including proposals, travel arrangements, mailings

Effective communications and the ability to work well with others are essential.  An Associate degree is desired.  Computer skills are essential including PowerPoint and Excel.

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Search for current trends and subject areas for your Executive Assistant interview:

  • Microsoft Outlook

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • supervision

  • meeting management

  • records management

  • scheduling and planning

  • International Association of Administrative Professionals Certification

Practice Executive Assistant Interview

  1. Tell us about yourself.
    Focus on the aspects of your experience and any formal or on-the-job training that apply to this position.  Tips on your interview opening.

  2. Describe a typical workday in your previous position.

  3. What are your current duties?

  4. You've been asked to set up and coordinate a meeting.   What actions will you take?
    Among other things, the time, place, agenda, and attendees.

  5. What are your computer skills?

  6. How strong are your communication skills?

  7. Describe yourself in three words.

  8. Why do you want to leave your current position?

Follow-up:  What are your plans for future?

  1. Tell me about a project that you have completed in your current job.

  2. What salary are you looking for?

  3. Tell me about your experience in preparing presentations with PowerPoint.

  4. Tell me about your ability to communicate with different people and departments?

  5. We are looking for someone who is willing to “wear many hats”.  How does this fit with your job search?

  6. Do you have anything to add?
    Emphasize your qualifications as they apply to this job.   Also cover anything you missed from your opening.  Tips on your interview closing.


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