Interview tips and example questions
When it comes to interviewing executive assistants, it can be difficult to know where to start. When you come to interview candidates, you should consider things like their values, responses to competency/situational questions, and how their experience will benefit you in your workplace.
Example executive assistant interview questions include:
- How do you anticipate the needs of an executive?
- How do you prioritise your tasks when you have multiple urgent deadlines?
- How do you deal with an angry or irate internal member of staff who is demanding to speak to one of your executives?
It’s also important to manage the candidate’s expectations around when they should expect to hear back from you at the different stages of the process. Wherever possible, please give thorough interview feedback to your recruiter so we can relay this to the candidate. Even if you don’t hire an executive assistant from our shortlist, it’s important to give a positive impression for your employer brand.
We schedule regular interview workshops and can offer plenty of interview tips and advice for your interviewers. Just ask us how we can help!