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.

Tell me about some of the toughest groups with which you've had to meet. What did you do?

How many hours a week do you normally work?

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Bonus Questions


  • This work certainly requires a lot of technical knowledge. How did you acquire this knowledge? How long did it take you?
  • Organizations differ in their work pace. Tell me about a time when you really liked/disliked the required pace for your job. Why? What did you do?
  • Describe a time when you weighed the pros and cons of a situation and decided not to take action, even though you were under pressure to do so.

Daily Interview Tip

When you've been invited for an interview, your thoughts naturally turn to giving a winning performance on the day. A bit like exams, interviews can creep up on you, but good preparation is the key to success. Discuss hobbies or pursuits that interest you, such as sports, clubs, cultural activities, and favorite things to read. If your response is good and you see positive reaction such as a nod or smile, stop answering. Many applicants ruin a perfectly good answer by continuing.