Executives count on administrative assistants to keep busy schedules and company activities as clear and easy-to-navigate as possible. Expect questions about your organizational, time management, and communication skills. Many of these questions will be story-based, so come ready to explain a time when you successfully juggled multiple deadlines or were able to handle difficult customers at the front desk. Though these interviews focus primarily on soft skills, you may be asked to answer a question about your ability to use basic administrative software.
How do you accomplish your daily duties when there are frequent interruptions?
I prioritize the next day's agenda before leaving work so that I know what needs to be completed first. Sometimes, I may need to come in early or stay a little later to finish the most important items if unexpected interruptions occur.