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Need to practice your Time Management skills for an upcoming job interview? Try solving these Time Management interview questions that test knowledge of prioritization and scheduling. We’ll provide feedback on your answers, and you can use a hint if you get stuck.
These Time Management interview questions are examples of real tasks used by employers to screen job candidates such as administrative assistants, project managers, and others that require the ability to prioritize and schedule their work to achieve effective, efficient, and productive outcomes.

1. Group Meeting

Scheduling Time Management
   
Easy  

You’re available from 9:30am to 2:00pm.

Angela is available from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

Chris is available from 12pm to 4pm.

When are all three of you available for a one-hour meeting?

(Select all acceptable answers.)

11:15am
11:30am
11:45am
12:15pm
12:45pm
1:15pm
1:30pm
1:45pm
   


2. Timezone Shuffle

Scheduling Time Management
   
Easy 

A client requests a phone call with you at 1:30pm tomorrow their time. The client’s time zone is six hours behind your time zone.

What time would you use to add the phone call to your schedule?     

   


3. Role Expectations

Prioritization Time Management
   
Easy  

You are working as a social media manager for a company that has specific expectations of how you will perform your work.

Compare those expectations with how you actually spent your time last week.

Function Hours Worked
Customer Support 10
Creative Design 18
Managing Freelancers 4
Marketing Analytics 4
Other (Meetings, etc.) 4
TOTAL 40

Which function should you spend more time on?


Which function should you spend less time on?

   


4. Max Tasks

Prioritization Time Management
   
Easy  

You have been assigned the following list of tasks, and your boss needs you to complete as many as you can in the next two weeks (10 work days) before you go on vacation.

Task Estimated Time to Complete
Compile Customer List 3 days
Write Newsletter Draft 2 days
Set Up Software 1 day
Develop Image Requirements 2 days
Design Landing Page 5 days
Embed Tracking 1 day
Outline Performance Report 1 day
Analyze Competitors 4 days

Which tasks will you complete before going on vacation?

(Select all acceptable answers.)

Compile Customer List
Write Newsletter Draft
Set Up Software
Develop Image Requirements
Design Landing Page
Embed Tracking
Outline Performance Report
Analyze Competitors
   


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