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Q1. Tell me about yourself and describe how your CV/Resume is a match for the Executive Assistant job description?

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“I am a loyal, hard-working and professional employee who has a track record of achievement within every role I have undertaken. Outside of work, I am settled which means I can put my all into this role and also be available to work additional hours as and when needed to assist you in your role, and also help the organization achieve its objectives. My CV/resume is a perfect match for the position of EA. Not only does my CV include experience within roles where I was required to manage multiple tasks and projects all at once, but it also has plenty of experience in customer/client facing roles where I was the first point of contact. More often than not, I was relied upon in previous positions to carry out time-sensitive tasks where attention to detail was paramount. I feel strongly that, if you hire me as your Executive Assistant you will be more than pleased with my strong work ethic, ability to take on numerous tasks and also my level of professionalism and strong values.”

Q2. What qualities and attributes do you possess that would make you the perfect candidate for the position of Executive Assistant?

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“I have 7 core qualities and attributes that I feel would ensure I can not only manage the workload required to be a competent Executive Assistant, but also excel in the role. I am someone who is highly PROFESSIONAL and will always strive to carry out each task to the highest standards possible. I am a FAST LEARNER who will learn the role quickly, meaning you don’t have to spend invaluable time teaching me. I am someone whom you can RELY UPON to act as a positive role model for the organization. I am TRUSTWORTHY and will never let you down or make lots of mistakes. If I do make a mistake, I will immediately put my hand up and rectify the issue. I will be RESPECTFUL when dealing with your clients and partners and will also strive to IMPROVE within the role so that I can perform to peak standards. Finally, I am COMPETENT in the use of all relevant software packages and computer systems that are needed whilst working in the position of Executive Assistant”

Q3. What would you do if you disagreed with the way your manager wanted you to handle a situation or problem as an Executive Assistant?
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Q4. How would you take minutes in a meeting to make sure everything was covered?
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Q5. As our Executive Assistant, you will be required to multi-task. Describe a time when you managed multiple tasks all at once?
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Q6. What’s the biggest mistake you have ever made at work?
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Q7. As our Executive Assistant, how would you deal with a difficult client or stakeholder?
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Q8. We are looking for someone who is willing to be flexible in their role as Executive Assistant. Describe a situation you were in where you demonstrated flexibility at work?
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Q9. Describe a time when you completed a difficult, time-sensitive task whilst under pressure.
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Q10. Describe a stressful situation at work and how you handled it?
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Q11. What experience do you have that would be of benefit within the role of an Executive Assistant?
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Q12. How would you organize your day as an Executive Assistant?
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Executive Assistant Job Description


Executive Assistant Job Brief:

Executive assistants are the main supporting role/position to company Directors and Senior Management Team associates. They perform a critical role in the effective and smooth running of an organization by being available to provide, administrative assistant, document creation, research and general supportive duties to key organizational members.  

Executive Assistant Interview Assessable Key Skills, Qualities & Attributes:

The main duties and responsibilities of an executive assistant include:

  • Providing support services to the company Director or Senior Management Team member they are responsible to;
  • Working closely with the Director/Senior Management Team to ensure the smooth running of the organization/department through the delivery of effective administrative tasks and projects;
  • Providing support in the delivery or key assignments and initiatives;
  • Liaising with other departmental heads and external stakeholders as and when required;
  • Effectively manage diary appointments, attend meetings, take minutes and create/disseminate meeting minutes on a regular basis;
  • Ensure that correspondence and relevant documents are created and sent in a timely manner;
  • Coordinate departmental reports and send out documents to all key stakeholders and clients;
  • Provide suitable support services to enable the Director/Senior Management Team members to achieve the company strategic objectives;
  • Carry out analysis and research as directed by the company Director;
  • Provide administrative support to the company Director/Senior Management team when creating company policies and procedures;
  • Manage and organize daily work tasks, meetings and appointments;
  • Arranging and facilitating meeting rooms/vents and booking other important key destination points and locations to ensure the smooth running of daily activities;
  • Follow up on meeting action points as and when raised.

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TIP #1 – Organizing, planning and delivering outstanding levels of service form part of the competencies of an effective Executive Assistant. Prior to your EA interview, be sure to provide specific examples where you have already carried out duties and tasks that are similar to those required within the job description.

TIP #2 – You will undoubtedly be asked a number of behavioural and situational questions during your Executive Assistant interview. Be prepared for questions that assess your ability to work alone, provide exceptional client care, demonstrate attention to detail, be flexible within the role and also maintaining confidentiality.

TIP #3 – As an Executive Assistant, you are the first point of contact within the office/department. Therefore, you will be required to dress appropriately and act as a positive role model for the organization at all times. You will be assessed against your telephone manner and also how you communicate during the interview. Ensure your responses are concise, clear and full of evidence to support the fact you can carry out the role to the high standards required.

TIP #4 – During your responses to the competency-based interview questions, consider utilizing the STAR technique for interview response structure. This includes SITUATION, TASK, ACTION and RESULT. You may also decide to include REFLECTION at the end each answer, to demonstrate you have the important ability to reflect on your performance and continually improve/develop.

TIP #5 – During your Executive Assistant interview, you will be given the opportunity to ask questions. Make sure the questions you ask are relevant and they put you across in a positive light. The three questions we recommend you ask are as follows:

Q1. What would you need me to concentrate on in the first few weeks of this role?

Q2. Is there anything the previous Executive Assistant didn’t do within their role that I could do to help things run more smoothly?

Q3. What’s the most important aspect of the EA role for you personally?

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