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Entry Level Interview Questions

To help you prepare for your next job interview, here are 25 interview questions and answers for an entry-level position.

Entry Level was written by and updated on August 19th, 2018. Learn more here.

Question 5 of 25

How has your education prepared you for this career?

How to Answer

If you have work experience, focus on how your coursework and training has made you successful so far. If you are interviewing for your first position, you can talk about how your education will help you to be successful in meeting specific job requirements outlined in the company's job posting.

Assure the interviewer that you have the skills and the training to fulfill these duties, and exceed expectations. Some of the skills we learn throughout our education are helpful for any situation. People skills and team-work will help you to interact with your new coworkers. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills will help you to analyze information, notice details and deal with severe problems on the job.

Written by Rachelle Enns

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Advice and Examples: How has your education prepared you for this career?

  • 5. How has your education prepared you for this career?

      How to Answer

      If you have work experience, focus on how your coursework and training has made you successful so far. If you are interviewing for your first position, you can talk about how your education will help you to be successful in meeting specific job requirements outlined in the company's job posting.

      Assure the interviewer that you have the skills and the training to fulfill these duties, and exceed expectations. Some of the skills we learn throughout our education are helpful for any situation. People skills and team-work will help you to interact with your new coworkers. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills will help you to analyze information, notice details and deal with severe problems on the job.

      Written by Rachelle Enns

      1st Answer Example

      "Formal education is an important step in any young professional's career. I learned a great deal about discipline and other transferable skills. In specific relation to a career in accounting, the case studies I encountered, along with my job training placement, gave me a major boost of confidence in my accounting knowledge."

      Written by Rachelle Enns

      Admin

      "While attending my administration coursework I learned a great deal on a variety of important software programs. You can see on my resume that I am proficient in a great variety of programs listed in your job ad. I am proud to have formal training in these vs. being self-taught with potential bad habits being present."

      Written by Rachelle Enns

      Manager

      "My B.A in Business Management is the best gift I could have given myself. I had a few friends who did not attend University and jumped into a start-up with little business knowledge. I see them struggle in particular aspects, especially when it comes to networking and understanding stakeholder relationships."

      Written by Rachelle Enns

      Marketing

      "I have always been strong when it comes to graphic design and creative thinking. What I did learn while obtaining my degree in Marketing and Communication was more about business strategy, buyer patterns, and the psychology behind advertising. That evergreen knowledge is irreplaceable because, as trends change, human nature will remain the same."

      Written by Rachelle Enns

      Retail

      "I have not completed a formal degree; however, I have taken multiple certificates related to customer service and sales. I believe the most helpful aspect of this education has been the coursework I took in customer disputes and negotiations. I no longer shy away from upset customers because I have the confidence in myself to handle their issues swiftly and professionally."

      Written by Rachelle Enns

      Sales

      "I recently graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in International Business and planned to earn my MBA online, while working full-time. Because I am focused on being a sales professional who travels internationally, I believe my education has significantly elevated my understanding of organizational structure and the presence of various business issues in a variety of cultures."

      Written by Rachelle Enns on August 19th, 2018

      Teacher

      "My Masters' degree in Education has boosted my confidence a great deal. I always wanted to be a teacher, and a well educated one. This degree will help me to show my students that higher education is essential. I want to be a great example to them."

      Written by Rachelle Enns on August 19th, 2018

      Community Answer

      ""¢ My degree has equipped me well, through my dissertation I got a deep dive into collecting data, analyzing it, and writing reports based on findings. Outside of my degree, I took part in societies and mentoring which have evolved my ability to communicate effectively, as well as my listening skills."

      Written by an Anonymous User

      Cindy Ramsey

      Our Professional Interview Coach
      Cindy Ramsey Reviewed the Above Answer

      Good. Now, can you take it a step further and connect the skills you developed to the job you're seeking and the problems the interviewer is seeking to solve as a result of this hire?