The interviewer would like to discuss the last time you took on a course to learn a work-related task. Once you are in your career, it certainly doesn't mean that you need to stop learning. There are many job-related courses available. Talk to the interviewer about the last time you took advantage of these open courses.
"I recently took a course in Accounting Basics so that I could make better sense of my finances but also offer my employer more value when it came to managing budgets. I am a full believer in continued education."
"I took a one-day seminar in Microsoft Excel. I already knew the basics, but my boss likes using macros and pivot tables, and I was spending a lot of time reading the support section to figure out how to use them. The course was very informative."
"Last year, I worked towards my Project Manager certification while working full time. That experience alone greatly increased my multitasking skills. The PM Certification is a great addition to my already existing management skill set."
"This year I have taken another workshop on Facebook Advertising and Algorithms. It's an ever-changing beast, and as a marketing professional I need to have the right strategy for my clients."
"I like that you asked this question because it means that continued education is important to you as well. This past year I took an arts program geared towards merchandising. I want to offer my employer more when it comes to creating eye-catching window displays."
"Our company offered the Sandler Sales program to anyone in the company who was interested. I took this workshop in 2014 and enjoyed it. My sales increased by 23% that year."
"I like to spend a great deal on my personal development. Currently, I am earning my certification to become a yoga teacher. I believe that I can bring these lessons into the classroom by helping students learn to breathe, handle stress, and be mindful."
"In the past 5 years, I've been an active volunteer within my community. I've been able to learn from clients and bring that to my current position as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor."
"This past year has been a big one for me in regards to professional development. My current employer has provided me with additional training when it comes to aquatic animals and I have taken two leadership workshops. Also, all of my safety tickets and certifications have been renewed."
"Apart from getting a degree in my field, I have also been attending several trainings and certification courses from time to time. I also read a lot and make sure I take a regular look at the newsletters that I received from relevant organizations."
"This past year has been a big one for me in regards to professional development. My current employer has provided me with additional training and the opportunity to shadow with senior Bacteriology Technicians."