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.
Within 3 weeks of submitting my online application, I was given a 15 minute phone screening by the hiring manager. This was not a difficult process at all. In fact, they were probably under-prepared. I would venture to say that I “turned the tables” on them because I had more questions than they did. A day later, I had the in-person interview. The next day, I got the offer via the phone.