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Name the top skill you learned from your education.

1 of 25 Entry Level Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on August 19th, 2018 | 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

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
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"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."

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"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"

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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 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.
Published: 08/19/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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