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.

How did your sales last year/this year compare to those of other people. How do you account for the differences?

How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution?

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Bonus Questions


  • Have you ever had to meet scheduled deadlines when your work was being continually disrupted? What caused you the most difficulty, and why?
  • Sometimes gifts to prospective customers can help land a sale. Have you ever given a gift to a prospective customer? What is your company's position on doing this?
  • How have you reacted to criticism from your manager? Give an example.

Daily Interview Tip

Handshakes communicate sociability and friendliness: normally desirable qualities in candidates whereas weak handshakes may communicate introversion and shyness. The interview is also your opportunity to assess the company. Think about why you want to work there, how you can contribute, get new skills, have a chance to advance. In the competitive and short timescale of an interview, your appearance and body language are going to play a significant role in showcasing who you really are.