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Do you have any plans for continued education?

1 of 17 Direct Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on February 3rd, 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 if you are planning to complete some higher education. If you are, it is essential that you express your desire to work in tandem with your classes. The concern of the interviewer is that you will be hired, trained, and then want to leave your job to go back to school full time.

Some organizations will offer tuition support or a reimbursement program for their employees who wish to continue their education. If they do provide this type of perk, you can indeed show interest but make sure that your continued education aspirations are related to the industry and job. If you are an accountant at a firm, you want to avoid saying that you would like to take courses in zoology.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"I believe that continued education is always a good idea. I like to expand my knowledge when possible. With that said, my job would always come first. I understand that you have a tuition reimbursement program for your employees seeking related coursework. I would be interested in learning more about this down the road."

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"I like the idea of taking some coursework in Excel and Powerpoint; however, I have no plans to exit the workforce to gain another degree for instance. If other industry related opportunities present themselves, I would be interested."

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"Continued education is important to remain knowledgeable and relevant in your industry. As a leader, I also encourage my team to expand their industry related education where they feel led. I would be interested in earning my PMP Certification at some point; however, that would have to be in tandem with work."

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"Being in Marketing, we are lucky to have a multitude of options when it comes to continued education. I love improving my work-related knowledge. Does your company encourage the completion of any particular coursework?"

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"I do not have specific plans to continue my education. However, I would not turn down an opportunity to expand my knowledge in retail. Perhaps down the road, I would enjoy taking some courses to help me ease into a retail management role with your company."

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"In sales, it is important to stay on top of your industry. For that reason, I believe that related coursework is always beneficial. I have had my eye on obtaining my Executive MBA one day. Of course, I would obtain this over the course of a couple of years as I work full time. Does your company encourage continued education, or offer tuition reimbursement?"

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"As a teacher, continued education is vital to remain up to date and effective in the classroom. I am very interested in continued education opportunities. My current district has a few opportunities for professional development throughout the year, in which I always participate. Could you tell me more about your professional development and continued education opportunities?"

Accounts Receivable Specialist
Answer example

"I believe that continued education is always a good idea. I like to expand my knowledge when possible. With that said, my job would always come first. I understand that you have a tuition reimbursement program for your employees seeking related coursework. I would be interested in learning more about this down the road."

Daycare Worker
Answer example

"I believe that continued education is always a good idea. I like to expand my knowledge of child development whenever possible. With that said, my job would always come first. I understand that you have a tuition reimbursement program for your employees seeking related coursework. I would be interested in learning more about this down the road."

Cardiovascular Technologist
Answer example

"I believe that continued education is always a good idea. I like to expand my medical knowledge whenever possible. With that said, my job would always come first. I understand that you have a tuition reimbursement program for your employees seeking additional cardiovascular coursework. I would be interested in learning more about this down the road."

Written by:

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: 06/29/2018
Last modified on: 02/03/2019

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Do you have any plans for continued education?
I enjoy learning; I seek out TED talks to help inspire or improve my understNding. Additionally, I'm wrapping up a course at YVCC I sought out to help me improve my SQL skills. Howver, I'm undecided if I want to invest in a MBA.
No I am at a point in my life where I am doing education while I work.
All tasks assigned to me as they were goal oriented and we could only be paid if the matter was completed and billed.
YES. I would like to persue my MBA
I think it is important to keep apprised of new techniques and types of analysis, so continuing education is important to keep abreast of advances in the field or applying different techniques.
Yes of course if benefit and added value related to my job and advantages to the company.
Not at the present time but I would not rule it out.
Yes, absolutely. I am currently midway through an MBA program through Cal State Monterey Bay. I have started the APICS program and can see its benefits to my position and future career, and want to continue that education. I want to get PMP certified for project management in the future, to aid in leading process innovation and new product integration.
Yes, i'd love to pursue my phd.
Yes. I plan to get my CEBS and PHR certifications.
Informally I'm continuing educating myself with books and documentary’s. I currently do not have any plans for a graduate program but my situation could also change.
There is a possibility that I may go back for my doctorate in the future.
I have been interested in pursuing my MBA for sometime.
I plan on obtaining my MBA in Marketing. Looking at top on-line programs...Washington State, ASU and Pepperdine are ranked as top 3.
Yes I do, I intend to study my Masters in Bio-Medical Sciences after my 4 years undergraduate degree. But, I am not focusing on that too much as I have plenty of time to think about my next academic step.
Yes,I plan on going to grad school when I finish my undergrad coursework.
Yes, I am currently looking into enrolling into Ashford University.
Yes I would like to take more class on learn about sauces.
Not currently at a higher level. I would like to get certifications and am constantly looking at ways to improve my skills.
I have a terminal degree. However, I am planning on teacher certification in the next year.
Always open to learning in and out of the classroom.
Si hacer un post doctorado.
Plans, no. But I'm not opposed to it if I was asked to get my CPA and offered assitance to do so.
I plan to just finish my bachelors degree of applied sciences.
Yes, AHRI CPD course and cert 4 in training.
Yes I intend to earn an MBA before I'm 35
As I value continuous improvement, I am always looking for opportunities for continued education. At the moment, I'm looking at taking Canadian corporate and tax law course to better my accounting knowledge here in Canada.
I would welcome any opportunity to further any education.
Yes; currently enrolled in Executive MBA
Getting an MBA has crossed my mind several times. And as my career progresses and I see myself taking on more of a leadership/executive role down the road, I think an MBA would be my best way to optimize my performance in said role.
Yes, I am always trying to learn. specifically, I will need to keep up with my master trainer certificates.
I take a lot of courses on Lynda. Com. The last one I took was for Robohelp.
I believe that everyday you continue to be educated by reading journals and technical notes.
I do have an interest in eventually pursuing a professional degree (J.D. Or M.B.A) within the next five years.
I am interested in anything which involves improving myself fro a job role, but I wouldn't go phd level.
Yes, I am interested in getting a PMP at some point.
Yes, I have ambitions to do an occupational psychology masters potentially at some point. However, first I would like to do some form of business course to further my understanding.
Yes, as a lifelong learner it is imperative that I continue to educate myself. Some maybe formal and other may be informal.
Yes, currently working on cqe certification.
Je prends des cours de formation pour exécutifs.
I'm currently pursuing additional education, as well as working toward my PMP.
Hands down, finishing my degree. My parents provided a modest life for our family but were unable to assist me in paying for school. I began supporting myself at 18 and so my education pursuits had to sometimes be put on hold to work full time, part time, nanny, dogsit, etc. I finally graduated through CSU, a fully accredited state university.
Yes, I wish to obtain a JD
I'd like to investigate lending education to understand the business better.
Yes - possibly law school or an education degree.
I had gone back to school as of last year but I didn't complete the BS.
Nothing concrete but yes I believe that I would be continuing learning so therefore continuing education.
Yes, I would like to further my management skills.
I do not have plans for additional formal education, but I continuously try and improve my skills and competencies. My next goals are to learn a foreign language and to continue advancing my Excel skills.
Yes I do, I feel that continual learning, on the job and externally is vital from a development perspective.
Yes, I'm planning to do an MBA
I would like to work towards both my Cicerone and Sommelier certifications.
Yes. I am currently pursuing an undergraduate degree and i'm not stopping till I hit doctorate in a couple of years.
I would love to go back to school and obtain a degree in IT
Yes. I am lifelong learner.
Yes, I will register at the Amsterdam bar again and consequently follow several legal courses over a number of years.
Yes. I would like to do a PHD in the future.
Yes. One day I would love to go back to school and possibly move up.
No but I'm always eager to learn new skills.
Yes I do. It's important to continually take on new challenges and learn new things especially as learning physically changes the brain. I currently attend workshops tailored to women in technology, social media workshops and more and I fully intend on taking a part time language course.
Yes, if there is an opportunity to grow professionally in a position and it would be an asset to have additional education in the that field.
Yes, I would like to go to university and study law or international studies. I see myself in the future.
I do not have anything specific planned, however I am a huge proponant for continued education. I was inspired to get through college on my own, took advantage of every LOMA, PMP certification possible and will continue that trend throughout my professional career.
Yes, I am currently taking Digital Marketing Course for 6 weeks. I am planning to learn more about marketing by taking courses.
Yes. I would like to complete certifation programs on Green belt.
I plan to start Western Governors as soon as I can pass the entrance exam.
Yes, I am reading and studying the future of Nexgen 911 and the impact that the FirstNet and the D block 700 MHz spectrum will have on governmental communications.
Yes, I hope to start my Masters within the next two years.
No Sir, right now I dont have any plans for further education.But just to improve my skills I may do an online course.
I am learning every day on the job outside of the job, networking, sharing and conversations.
Yes. I am registered for CAM and hopefully will be starting soon.
Considering a masters in the future.
Yes, I'd love the opportunity to obtain the CEBS certification. This is a certified in employee benefits specialist designation that is highly recognized in the employee benefits arena.
Yes I'd like to do a logistics course next year.
I am always looking at what opportunities are available for continued education.
Currently, not in the sense of an advanced degree, but I am open to certifications and learning opportunities relevant to advancing my career.
Given the fact that I have a masters degree which currently seems to support my career choice well, I do not have any immediate plans. However, I would certainly consider further education if I think that my career would benefit from that.
At this time in my life I would like to get experience as an engineer for a solid 5 years minimum, however after it is a possibility to apply for an MBA or a PHD
With three college diplomas, I don't see myself pursuing further academic education at this time. I do enjoy learning new skills. After my earlier visit here, I've been using the w3schools website to familiarize myself with SQL.
I would like to complete a degree in sales and marketing.
I am currently working towards my GCSE exams.
Yes, I'd like to take online courses to earn a masters degree in business management.
Yes, I will be taking Educational Studies courses through Ashford University.
I recently completed my Masters as well as a career-specific Graduate Certificate program. I wouldn't rule out a PhD, but I have no plans for that at present.
No, I have graduated already so now I am looking for a job.
Executive MBA
Yes currently enrolled in school for a BA in Cybersecurity.
As a long term education commitment no. However I do enjoy taking classes to learn a new skill or self improvement.
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