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Name the top skill you learned from your education.

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

If you have a post-secondary degree, the interviewer would like to know what your biggest takeaway was from that experience. Often, when you are newer to your career, interviewers will lean on your post-secondary career when digging for answers on your character and work ethic. If you do not have any formal post-secondary education, you can rely on any volunteer experience, work abroad experience, internship, or even high school or organized sports.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"The most important skill that I learned during my University education was self-motivation. It's not like high school! Nobody pushes you to get your work in on time. Either you deliver on your own, or you do not pass. I will carry this skill into my career as well."

Admin
Answer example

"I have one year of post-secondary experience but was unable to complete my degree. What I did learn from this experience was how to apply myself to topics and assignments that are no"

Manager
Answer example

"When I was taking my Bachelor of Administration, I learned a great deal about how to manage a team of people with varying personalities. This skill is an essential one for my future career in management."

Marketing
Answer example

"One of the most important skills that I learned during my University career was related to project management. I am now very comfortable keeping a project moving along from start to finish."

Retail
Answer example

"What I learned most through my time in high school was the importance of active listening. I witnessed many of my fellow students tuning out the teacher, for instance, and it tanked their grades. I like to pay close attention to what my instructor is teaching me."

Sales
Answer example

"I do not have any formal post-secondary experience; however, I feel that I learned a great deal during my time playing team sports in high school. I learned how to be competitive with myself while still working cohesively as a team. This skill is a vital one for sales."

Teacher
Answer example

"I learned how to properly communicate with students who have issues related to communication and expression. I feel that this skill will be the best tool for me, working as a special education teacher."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Published: 08/19/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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