The most common questions are really logical pertaining to the industry, e.g.
Are you able to travel
Do you mind working long hours and over weekends
Can you work well under preasure and are you a team player
Are you good at making decisions
What sort of exposure and experience do you have
Event organising requires a lot of attention to detail, there are 4 basic areas with numurous sub categories, these are:
Human Resourses, Production, Hospitality and Security.
A big plus is to have been exposed to an Event that included Marketing. You must be a good all rounder having knowledge of elements such as Video pre and post production, technical knowledge, multi media design, scaled layouts and technical dimensions etc......the list goes on and on.
You must have excellent computer and communication skills and if anything the secret is to ensure that all you suppliers are briefed correctly and that they are all comfortable with the times specified to complete deadlines.
Good communication is vital when dealing with Clients, allow yourself some extra time when receiving requests for certain items and ensure that the suppliers deliver a few days early, that way you can still send info before the time, making you look good.
Always under promise and over deliver - works for me!