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What do you hope to learn from this job?

14 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

When deciding what you would like to learn from this job, be sure to refer to the responsibilities in the job description or the opportunities that this company proudly offers. Are you looking to learn specific technical skills? Maybe you want to be groomed into leadership, or learn more about their particular industry. Share one or two things that you are looking to get out of the experience, and be sure to express your excitement for this potential opportunity!

Professional Answer Examples
General
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"I hope to gain stronger skills in QuickBooks while also gaining valuable accounting knowledge in the manufacturing industry. I look forward to the excellent opportunities your company will provide me. In exchange, I will be a dedicated learner committed to my training."

Admin
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"I have strong computer skills; however, I look forward to exposure in a business setting, particularly in the medical industry. The opportunity to learn medical specific terminology is exciting to me as well."

Manager
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"I would like to learn more about business and leadership. I feel that working for your company will give me many opportunities to expand my knowledge in these areas while helping your team to grow and your company to be more profitable."

Marketing
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"As your newest marketing assistant, I look forward to furthering my agency exposure and gaining opportunities to be in a client-facing role. The confidence that I will gain is going to be an immeasurable benefit."

Retail
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"I am familiar with the importance of delivering great customer service; however, I have not experienced any extensive training. I look forward to going through your training program and perhaps one day, delivering the training to new hires, myself!"

Sales
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"I am looking to lay a strong foundation in my sales career with a long-term opportunity, with a company dedicated to training and mentorship. I looked at a lot of job postings and had interviewed with some very carefully selected places, but you are by far my frontrunner. I want to learn the fundamentals of sales and to build rapport with clients. I appreciate that you want me to start with the basics of the inside sales role before moving into outside sales."

Teacher
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"I have the educational requirements, and some hands-on experience from being a teachers' assistant during my practicum; however, I look forward to finally applying my education to a classroom of my own."

Production Director
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"I hope that in this job I will constantly be learning, although I already feel that I am a strong production director. I hope that I will learn from my other production staff to learn the latest news in the world of production and keep improving my strengths."

Surveillance Operator
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"I've been in video surveillance for 18 months now, and I'm very vigilant about watching the monitors. But now I'd like to learn how to set the cameras up and where to place them. I'd also like to learn more about physical security."

Newspaper Columnist
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"I hope that over the course of doing the job, I will learn to be a more concise writer. I believe people will take me more seriously when I write shorter pieces with more packed information in it."

Political Reporter
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"During this job, I hope to be a stronger reporter but also learn much more about working in politics. I studied international relations in college but I hope to learn more about the way each individual state works."

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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.
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.
First written on: 12/16/2015
Last modified on: 01/22/2019

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