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.

Some companies do not mind employees using office equipment (photocopiers. telephones) for personal reasons. Have you used office equipment for personal reasons?

That marketing materials or advertisements have you written? Tell me about some of them.

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Bonus Questions


  • Describe a time when you weren't sure what a customer wanted. How did you handle the situation?
  • Give me an example of an idea you tried to present to your team members, but were unable to gain acceptance. What was your approach?
  • Have you ever been asked to do something that you didn't think was right? What did you do?

Daily Interview Tip

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail: Ask a hundred recruiters what disappoints them most about the people they interview and I can safely predict the top answer - lack of knowledge of their organisation. And for lack of knowledge, they read lack of interest. Research the job and employer prior to your interview. Learn what the organization does and what's involved in the position you're applying for will be key to success. You also demonstrate to the interviewer that you are purposeful and reflective