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.

Have any of your employees ever been released because they didn't work out? Why were they released? What, if anything, was done to improve their problem areas before they were released?

Describe your most disappointing experience in attempting to gain upper management's support of an idea or proposal. What was the situation, and why was it disappointing?

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Bonus Questions


  • How do you make sure the right materials are sent to customers or clients? Tell me about a situation when the wrong materials were sent.
  • What will you do if you don't get this job?
  • Have you ever contacted customers/clients after products or services were delivered? Tell me about some of these situations.

Daily Interview Tip

It can be difficult for candidates to hear that they were not chosen for the job and not given the reason why Most job seekers talk too much and ruin a perfectly good interview answer. Take time to think before you respond, be direct and don't ramble or go off topic. Body language is even more important than the content of your questions. There are many studies that prove generally when talking to someone they pay a lot more attention to you visually than what you are saying.