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Account Executives are common in financial services, public relations and advertising industries. The primary role of an account executive is to initiate new client relationships and maintain client relationships for business. Account executives have strong interpersonal, people management and project management skills.

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Top Account Executive Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top Account Executive interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: How do you maintain positive client relations?

How to answer: Interpersonal qualities, positive communication and cognitive empathy are important skills for an account executive. When answering this question, provide an example of a time when you went above and beyond to support a client. Share the positive outcome for the company because of your unique support.

Question No. 2: How do you pitch new products or services to potential new clients to acquire new clients?

How to answer: In addition to interpersonal and communication skills, pitching new products or services to new clients requires strong sales skills. Strong sales skills include active-listening, critical-thinking and time-management skills. When asked this question, describe your strengths and present examples from your own experience.

Question No. 3: How do you prioritise tasks to manage goals, projects and clients simultaneously?

How to answer: When an interviewer asks this question, they are looking to find out more about your abilities in project management, time management and task delegation. When responding to this question, share your vision for maintaining a goal-oriented focus when managing projects. Share your strategies for successful project completion within the parameters of challenging deadlines.

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KMV Projects
Accounts Executive was asked...6 July 2012

Do you know Hindi?

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It was my unexpressed feeling , that how to i answer for the question

Yes

Yes I know Hindi

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MAERSK

What would you do, if you are in a situation where in you are requesting for a certain input from a very senior person in the management and he is not replying back to your emails, phone calls etc. And this input is crucial for you to meet a deadline.

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to know the right way

Convey to the right chanel

I would start with emails, if that does not work, I would personally try to catch the supervisor and make sure I explain the situation or possible get the right advice I seek. Less

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NDTV

Can you work in this environment & late night whenver required?

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yes

Yea

yes . I will

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It is Backdoor recruitment and Charges are 1 Lakh. Are you ready to Pay.

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Please give me your number

Yes

I need this job sir

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IBM

why do you want to change your current job?

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Day shift to want

Dear sir/mam Currently not in work I am taking care of my family I am a home maker. I wan't to restart my career. My experience as an accountant is 7 years. Kindly give me an opportunity to work for your company and we are financially backwards. I don't' even have a proper house to live in. Give me a little support and training and also I would like to learn new accounting system if any you are introduced in the company. Thanking You Shirley Less

now not working

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Salesforce

typical selling strategy questions

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I have been applying online but no response. What is the best way to get in front of a recruiter? Less

Also you are tied to you phone and desk and it is frownd upon to work from home.

Yes I got the job but it was not what was sold to me and was not negotiable as far as a possible change. I would be viewed as a difficult person and crt baby. the job is 95% on the phone and if needed a visit to your territory. In my case i am based in Chicago and cover obscure accounts in the southeast. so none of my 20 plus years of relationships mattered to them. Less

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Ivey Marketing

Questioned why I never confronted a past employers unethical behavior, and why I never possessed the ability to see a past lay-off coming my way.

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There were no indications I was going to be let go, so there was no need to take a pre-emptive approach. Once an employer has proven themselves to be unethical you can only take one of two "roads", stay put and make the best of the situation, or quit. I needed the job so I stayed. Unethical people don't admit they're unethical - especially if that person is your boss. When you stand up for yourself against an employer you run the risk of being terminated. Less

I too experienced the unethical behavior by senior management. They have no idea of what they are doing. They are all based on profit margin and how much we can make on a job. It isn't about getting the work done, It is about how quickly and how fast can we bill the job. Less

Ivy is unprofessional. They waste overly qualified candidates time. Little do they know, this is a small industry (locally). Word gets around... Less

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Sitics Logistic Solutions

What are the most important goals of AR?

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The important goal of accounts receivables is to minimize bad debts and to have a track of business debtors. Less

The main objective in Accounts Receivable management is to minimise the Days Sales Outstanding DSO and processing costs whilst maintaining good customer relations. Accounts receivable is often the biggest current asset on the balance sheet. Less

The main objective in Accounts Receivable management is to minimise the Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) and processing costs whilst maintaining good customer relations. Accounts receivable is often the biggest current asset on the balance sheet. Less

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UPS

That Link to the test: Johny has a blue apple and gave it to Jenny who traded that blue apple for the banana that Tom gave her earlier what did Jenny trade Tom to get that banana

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ok ....that question is not verbatum but yeah thats the kind of test that it was question after question like math word problems with not Math .....CRAZY Less

Banana....it states she traded the banana for the blue apple. Tom GAVE her the banana she did not TRADE for it. The only trade was between her and Johny and she only had a banana to offer up for the blue apple. Less

So we can assume she didn't TRADE anything with Tom. She was recipient of his generosity. 😆 Less

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Oxygen Studio Designs

Are you married or attached?

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yes, I am married. Now i staying with my wife in singapore as a long term pass

No, I’m a single. Now I staying with my family in Myanmar.

I had a similar question asked as well.

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