Some clichés are highly appropriate even if we do not really want to keep using them. First impression is the last impression is one of them.
The second you walk into a room where a team of interviewers are sitting, you are judged and categorized. Make this judgement count for something.
Dress well, exhibit confidence and go in well-prepared for the questions that will be mercilessly thrown at you.
For an account coordination position, you may be asked some or all of the following questions:
What does communication and interpersonal skills mean to you in the role of an account coordinator?
I believe that both communication and interpersonal skills are of great importance while working as an account coordinator. Since an account coordinate is in constant touch with people from so many different walks of life, it is important to possess (and keep brushing up on) these two skills.
Tell us of any 4 responsibilities of an account coordinator that you feel are most important.
Let me list these down, in no order of priority:
1. Supporting implementation of account plans for each individual client.
2. Delivering high quality written and verbal content, through exhibition of exceptional presentation skills.
3. Using defined systems to create and administer sales and marketing proposals and campaigns.
4. Identifying pitching opportunities and assisting multiple client teams in media relations and execution of public relations programs.
What makes you an individual skilled enough to be considered a good contender to work as an account coordinator?
Apart from holding a master’s degree in business (with a major in marketing), I believe that I have all the information required to do justice to this job. Not only do I possess book knowledge, I have been working as an account coordinator for over 2 years now, and can display and encourage creativity in order to ensure that client account logistics are properly handled.
How do you handle the stress of having to work at so many different tangents at the same time?
Stress comes in when one is not organized. My work requires me to be extremely well-organized. Most of the tasks that I am entrusted with are planned and executed to precise detail, leaving no room for work-related stress.
As far as self-development is concerned, where do you stand?
I always take responsibility of my own self-development. Educating myself on agency capabilities and strategic initiatives as they relate to account coordination work is a norm for me. I try to enroll in as many training sessions as I can, to learn the ropes and keep abreast of the competition.
What has been your involvement in handling your clients’ online presence?
Identifying and building up on opportunities to expand and improve upon clients’ online presence is my forte. I have been actively involved in item setups, including visual merchandising direction, branding activities and assortment edits.