The interviewer would like to know more about your learning methods and level of discipline. Thinking back to your education, high-school or post-secondary, how did you ensure that your work was completed thoroughly and on time?
- Perhaps you are a visual learner who utilized images to recall information.
- Some students prefer to listen to music while studying
- Researchers know that some students are kinesthetic learners, better-committing data to memory when they move or use hands-on tools.
- Flashcards and charts work well for students who think more logically.
- Studying in a group, or a social setting is helpful for some; while, it may hinder others.
"I prefer to learn at an independent pace where there is little pressure from others to absorb important information in a way specific to their learning styles."
"I am very much a visual learner. While completing my business administration diploma, I watched a lot of online tutorials, for instance. This method helped me to commit particular steps to memory. For example, this method of studying helped me a great deal when learning advanced Excel techniques. I was a diligent student."
"As a student was always on the move. If I could listen to an audiobook while running on the treadmill, I could nail the book review the following day. I have a high amount of energy which lends itself well to my energetic management style."
"I am a creative individual and, as such, I have to see my work in action before I can fully execute. Even as a student, I would make up make-shift storyboards in my dorm room. I always put extra effort into y creative school projects. This area is where I stood out, academically. I guess I chose the right career path, didn't I!"
"I am a social person by nature. In school, I created a study group of eight. We would meet at a local coffee shop and study together, bounce ideas off of each other, and have friendly debates on the material. Now, when learning a new job, I will go to a location like a Starbucks, where there are some buzz and energy around me."
"In my current position, I had to memorize over 1,000 SKU's from our product catalog. Because I connect to learning kinetically, I created flashcards for myself. I studied this way in college as well and found it very helpful."
"As a teacher, I tend to encourage a variety of learning methods. I consider myself a dynamic learner, and I know that many of my students are as well. This understanding means that you cannot put them into a box and expect one method of learning to resonate with everyone. For this reason, I create learning stations in my classroom. As a child, this is how I learned the best as well. College was great for this, with a balance of desk work, labs, and practicum."
"I am very much a visual learner. While completing my first electrician course, I watched a lot of online tutorials, for instance. This method helped me to commit particular steps to memory. For example, this method of studying helped me a great deal when learning advanced circuit board techniques. I was a diligent student."