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.
Tell me about a time where something you planned did not turn out as you expected.
This provides you with an opportunity to discuss how you handle the unexpected and solved for it.
Provides the opportunity to discuss how you overcome failure. What steps you took and what you learned.