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MIT Executive Assistant Interview Question

I interviewed in East Cambridge, MA and was asked:
"How would you handle a difficult situation where a director asked you for your immediate help with travel, and you had an imminent deadline on a presentation quickly approaching."
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Since this job is all about multitasking, but also about teamwork, I would ask my supervisor for permission to teamwork with another assistant to get her help. If approved, I would solicit my team member to help me with the project so that I could focus my attention on the director's needs.

- Interview Candidate on Jul 24, 2010

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