Like administrative assistants, executive assistants must demonstrate exceptional organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills. Executives are looking for candidates with impeccable written and oral abilities who can manage typical administrative software. Expect interviewers to ask how you would handle a variety of difficult situations, such as prioritizing multiple deadlines, working well in groups, and defusing irate people.
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.
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.