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 did you like or dislike about your previous job?

Sometimes problems catch us by surprise. Is there a problem you faced recently that you weren't expecting? What did you do?

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Bonus Questions

  • Give a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.
  • How often do you set goals for yourself?
  • Departmental boundaries in organizations occasionally present obstacles in gaining cooperation. What have you done in situations like this?

Daily Interview Tip

No career history is perfect, but if you have gaps in your CV Write out a "script" that you would be comfortable saying in your informational interview. It's important, however, that you don't go into the interview with too much advice to think about and certainly don't rely on people who are biased like your mother.