Interview: Exec Assistant
Before the interview, review the applicant's assessment and formulate any questions that would help explain any shortcoming they may have. This interview survey now has a textbox in the "Strengths and Weaknesses" section where you can record your impressions on the assessment. At the beginning of your interview, explain your needs as a company for the role of Executive Assistant to your applicant.
Answer this question only if the information is not already included on the application printout.
Has minimum intermediate level command with this software (review application, some information provided):
Check all that the candidate can do with Word.
Check all that apply to the candidate's Word knowledge.
How long do you predict you will be satisfied in this position before wanting a new challenge?
If money were no object, what job would you rather have?
Effectively multitasking is jumping from one task to the next with little or no down time.
Would you describe yourself as a multitasker, and why or why not?
Strengths and Weaknesses
What do you see as your main strengths?
What do you see as your main weaknesses and how do you compensate for them?
What personal growth do you hope to achieve by working with our company?
What qualities do you think an executive assistant for our company needs to have? Do you fall short on any of these?
Let's review what we learned about you from our assessment. My questions are ....
Experience and Preferences
What aspects of the job of executive assistant do you (or would you) enjoy most?
Which areas of being an exec assistant are you strongest in, have the most experience in, or enjoy most?
What executive assistant tasks do you (or would you) enjoy least?
Poor communication and ineffective communication are obstacles that plague most organizations, leading to lost productivity, high turnover, and lost money. What steps have to taken in your previous management positions to remedy problems with communication? And what steps do you think any company should take to work toward an effective communication policy? What past history do you have communicating with people of different walks of life?
Give one or more examples of measures you've taken in previous roles to remedy problems with communication.
What past history do you have communicating with people of different walks of life?
Do you speak Spanish?
Overcoming Organizational Challenges
What tools/methods do you use to keep yourself as organized and productive as possible?