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.
What does a typical day look like at your current position?
They were looking for responsibilities and tasks as well as the more mundane details like start and end times, my commute. I broke my day down into percentages of time spent on my primary responsibilities.