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.
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."