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How do you keep up-to-date on new technologies and trends in this industry and career?

8 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

One way that a potential employer will gauge 'fit' is by ensuring that you are passionate about your particular industry. The best way to show your natural interest in your role is to study up on industry trends, newsworthy events, and policy changes. Show the interviewer that you are still excited about your industry by openly discussing how you stay on top of industry trends.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I keep up to date on new technologies and trends in the accounting industry through a variety of sources. I follow three different blogs, Accounting Coach, The Accounting Onion, and the Bloomberg BNA Accounting Blog. I also read multiple articles online per week."

Admin
Answer example

"My current employer sends a daily email regarding the company and industry updates. This email is helpful, and I am sure to read it thoroughly every day. I also have Google alerts set up so that I am up to date on new trends and happenings in the industry."

Manager
Answer example

"I follow several blogs on the topic of effective leadership, am a member of the XYZ association. I also follow some industry leaders on LinkedIn. I am fascinated with technological change and will always strive to stay on top of the latest advancements in our industry."

Marketing
Answer example

"In the marketing world, there are always news-worthy changes and events taking place. I am a member of a few marketing and communications related associations in our city. I also write a blog of my own, focused on marketing trends and algorithm changes, so I do a lot of research for each blog post."

Retail
Answer example

"I read a lot of fashion magazines and tune into channels such as "E!" that focus on the latest and greatest happening in design. Fashion is a genuine passion for me, so you will never find me out of touch with what's happening in the fashion world."

Sales
Answer example

"Being in software sales, I know that the biggest mistake a person can make is getting too comfortable. This industry changes overnight, as soon as there are new breakthroughs in technology. I have some alerts set up and am part of a few LinkedIn networks that discuss up and coming trends in SaaS."

Teacher
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"Teaching methods are always changing, whether formally or informally. I am part of a few teachers forums and also started a teachers club in our city where like-minded educators meet on a monthly basis to discuss challenges and policies related to the public school system."

Advertising Manager
Answer example

"I keep up to date on new technologies and trends through a variety of sources. I follow 3 different blogs from industry leaders as well as read multiple articles online per week."

Written by:

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.
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.
First written on: 01/08/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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