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 do you like the most and least about working in this industry?

Have you ever recognized a problem before your manager or others in the organization? Tell me about one of these situations.

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Bonus Questions


  • It can be difficult to attend to every detail of an assignment. Tell me about a time when this happened to you.
  • Have you made presentations in which you gave the results of a project? Tell me about one of these situations.
  • What is the difference between confidence and over confidence?

Daily Interview Tip

Find out how the organisation you are applying for has developed in recent years, how its products or services and markets have changed, who its competitors are, what its ethos is and what the future holds. Then use that information intelligently. When it comes to looking for a job, set realistic goals - don't be over-ambitious; Be prepared to tell the interviewer more about your education, training and skills, work experience, and the personality traits that make you right for the job.