Human Resources Executive Assistant Sample Job Interview Questions

Human Resources Executive Assistant Sample Job Interview Questions

 

Here are sample Executive Assistant (Human Resources) job interview questions designed specifically for the Executive Assistant career field.

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tell me about your dream job.

As EA in HR, you will handle confidential information with professionalism and discretion. Tell me about a time when you had to show tact and diplomacy in dealing with a sensitive employee situation.

Describe your experience in a unionized work setting.

Tell me about your experience supporting managers at the executive level.

As Executive Assistant in HR, you will require exceptional time management and organizational skills.

Describe your proficiency in all MS Office applications – especially EXCEL and POWERPOINT.

How have you changed the job as a Executive Assistant (Human Resources) since coming to your present employer? Why and how did you make these changes?

To what extent do you coach and prepare others for new situations as a Executive Assistant (Human Resources)? Could you give an example of a time when you failed to properly coach a subordinate? What happened?

Some salespeople like to work on their own (out of home, a car, etc.) while others like to work out of an office. Which do you prefer as a Executive Assistant (Human Resources) and why? What is your experience doing this?

Have you ever received feedback from your boss on your organization skills?

Have you changed any processes or methods of setting work priorities in your job? Give examples.

What interests you about this job?

What is your greatest strength?

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Bonus Questions


  • To what extent do you face distractions or interruptions in your job? Explain. How have you reacted to them? Give an example.
  • How do you decide (1) what to delegate and (2) to whom? Give me some examples of things you've delegated.
  • What do you do when you're stuck on a problem?

Daily Interview Tip

Be certain you've heard and understood the question. Asking for clarification is acceptable. For phone interviews, because you don't get the feedback or body language information that help in the face to face situation, it might be useful to ask questions such as "is that what you needed to know?" or "do you want me to go into more detail?" Avoid dwelling on any political or religious activities that may create conflict with those of the interviewer.