"Every valuable piece of knowledge gained from my Bachelor of Business Administration Degree will be applied to my work with AIG. My University experience was a positive one. I was able to apply myself wholeheartedly and graduate top of my class. In addition to the knowledge gained, I also developed strong organizational skills and a keen ability to multitask; additional skills that I look forward to bringing to AIG."
"Although I do not bring industry specific post-secondary education, I do have some coursework completed that would be transferable to this role with AIG. These courses include business administration, portfolio management, and organizational behavior."
The interviewer would like to know that the knowledge you gained during your post-secondary studies is going to be applied here, if you are hired.
Assure the interviewer that you have gained transferable knowledge and that you are prepared to apply that knowledge.
"In the workplace, I naturally lean towards my preference of straightforward rules and expectations. From there, once I am comfortable in my knowledge base, I can start to think outside of the box. So - to answer your question - I would say I bring a healthy balance of both."
"I am most comfortable when my creativity is challenged. I like to think of new ways of working, and create alternate solutions to a variety of scenarios. With that said, I am more than capable of following a predetermined set of rules."
Most organizations prefer to hire candidates who can apply creative thinking when needed, but can also follow protocol and guidelines. Assure the interviewer that you are an individual who can achieve both.