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Tell me about your learning style and study patterns.

1 of 30 Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on March 23rd, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

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.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"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."

Answer example

"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."

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"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."

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"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!"

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"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."

Answer example

"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."

Answer example

"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."

Electrician Apprentice
Answer example

"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."

Written by:

Heather Douglass
Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience recruiting and hiring candidates. She has a knack for resume writing. You can find her on twitter at @heatherinidaho.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 03/04/2018
Last modified on: 03/23/2019
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