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Tell me more about your post-secondary education. Are you interested in expanding your education, or gaining any other certifications?

1 of 30 Telephone Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 6th, 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

Employers want to know if you are willing to grow with their company by investing in your industry related knowledge. Depending on the position description, relate your desire to gain additional education or certifications to the position for which you are applying.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I currently have a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. I would love to earn my PMP Certification down the road, as my career seems to be focusing more and more on project management. This circumstance would, of course, be in tandem with full-time employment."

Admin
Answer example

"I am currently on the lookout for conferences and forums that will help expand my knowledge and help me become more competent at my job. As the daughter of a teacher, I am a lifelong student and have learned to value the continuing education hours, whether mandated or otherwise."

Manager
Answer example

"I have attended school for my Master's Degree in International Business. I am constantly looking to learn more and seek to obtain advanced educational certificates to be better at what I do."

Marketing
Answer example

"I'm always interested in learning and expanding my knowledge base. At this point, I don't know that I'll seek an additional degree, but certainly always looking to learn from others, from conferences, classes, or seminars. I often seek out online tutorials and videos to help increase my skills in the graphic design arena, so I'm no stranger to continuing my education."

Retail
Answer example

"I am interested in continuing my education, formally or otherwise. Currently, I jump at any opportunity to attend seminars, conferences, or other continuing education courses offered to me. Also, I have often peeked at the local college's brochure to see if they offer any classes that would help further my career. For now, it seems the best way to continue my growth and education is through mentorships and seminars."

Sales
Answer example

"I love to learn, to the level of "nerdiness," honestly. So, I'm always looking for opportunities, both formal and informal, to expand my knowledge base. My degree is a B.A. in Communications and Spanish, and I've always dreamed of getting my M.B.A., ideally in management."

Teacher
Answer example

"I would love to obtain my Masters' in Education eventually. I do attend teachers' conferences at every opportunity and have a keen interest in professional development. Do you have any recommendations for courses or events for me to attend?"

Surveillance Operator
Answer example

"I have a high school diploma and I plan on working for a company that can help me with tuition because I want to get a degree in security management."

Study Abroad Advisor
Answer example

"My most challenging and favorite course was Behavioral Psychology in college. It taught me about what motivates us as humans and why we make certain choices over others. I use this when I talk to students who sometimes make decisions I don't readily think are the best ones for them."

Treasury Assistant
Answer example

"As you can see on my resume, I graduated from the (X university) with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Throughout my studies, I acquired advanced accounting knowledge, such as (X courses). I furthermore gained some hands-on experience while working on projects such as (X projects that helped you develop accounting skills)."

Audiologist
Answer example

"I attended the University of Montana and graduated top of my class. My favorite class was Methods of Research for Speech Pathology. This class inspired me to learn sign language."

Instructional Coordinator
Answer example

"I completed it just a few months ago and I'm very excited to put the theory into use. I like this school because..."

Senior Accountant
Answer example

"I attended my post-secondary education at the University of Florida. Completing my Bachelors of Finance in 2009, I returned to part time studies in 2011 to obtain my CPA."

Pipefitter
Answer example

"I attended my post-secondary education at St. Johns River State College in Florida. While attending school, I received two scholarships and graduated top of my class."

Correction Officer
Answer example

"I have a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville. I am very proud to say that I graduated with honors, and was even working part-time during those studies."

Floral Designer
Answer example

"I have a certificate in floral design but most of my knowledge comes from my on-the-job experience. Is post-secondary education a requirement for this position?"

Budget Analyst
Answer example

"The most difficult thing for me was the level of homework and study time required. I had always worked while going to high school, but for my university course load I had to reduce my hours to make time for studying."

Ticket Agent
Answer example

"I read on your job posting that one of your preferred educational qualifications is a bachelor's degree. As you can see on my resume, I hold a Bachelor's degree in (X) from (X university), granted in (X year). I also have a Customer Service Certificate, which I am positive will be highly beneficial in this role as I have developed my customer service skills as a result of the techniques learned in my studies."

Territory Sales Manager
Answer example

"I read on your job posting that one of your preferred educational qualifications is a bachelor's degree. As you can see on my resume, I hold a Bachelor's degree in (X) from (X university), granted in (X year). I also have a Sales Certificate, which I am positive will be highly beneficial in this role as I have developed my sales skills as a result of the techniques learned in my studies."

Statistician
Answer example

"I attended MIT in 2006 where I earned my Bachelor of Mathematics. My best course was Linear Algebra and I graduated 2nd in my class. I have considered taking evening and weekend courses towards a Masters' Degree and would certainly look into that further should it be a valuable asset to you down the road."

Health Educator
Answer example

"I graduated from the University of Florida the top of my class. My favorite course was during my last year where I was the guest speaker at our local high school. The topic was underage drinking and sexual activity. I was able to incorporate a bit of humor and music to the assembly. I knew it was a success because of the students participation and attentiveness."

Claims Adjuster
Answer example

"My best course while obtaining my Bachelor's of Business Administration was Business, Society, and Ethics. I feel it was my best course because Sociology and Ethics are fascinating topics for me. I found my most challenging course to be Management Strategy simply because I don't have a lot of experience in management."

Zookeeper
Answer example

"I attended Michigan State University where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Biology with a major in Marine Biology. My most challenging course was Analysis of Biological Data as I am more of a creative, hands on thinker vs. a statistics person. My best course, which I completed top of the class, was Animal Behavior."

Archivist
Answer example

"As you can see on my resume, my major was art history in university. Based upon the comprehensive courses taken, and the numerous historical subjects studied, I am confident in the knowledge I will bring to your organization."

Civil Engineering Technician
Answer example

"I read on your job posting that one of your preferred educational qualifications is an associate's degree. As you can see on my resume, I hold an Associate's degree in (X) from (X university), granted in (X year). I also have a (X) Certificate, which I am positive will be highly beneficial in this role as I have developed relevant skills as a result of the knowledge acquired in my studies."

Athletic Trainer
Answer example

"My post-secondary education prepared me immensely as an athletic trainer. It taught me all about athletic rehabilitation but also healthcare administration, professional development, and healthcare responsibility."

Telephone Operators
Answer example

"I read on your job posting that one of your preferred educational qualifications is an associate's degree. As you can see on my resume, I hold an Associate's degree in (X) from (X university), granted in (X year). I also have a Customer Service Certificate, which I am positive will be highly beneficial in this role as I have developed my customer service skills as a result of the techniques learned in my studies."

Electrical Technician
Answer example

"My favorite post-secondary class was in electrical code because I feel that it was one of my best subjects. It's a complex topic and directly related to safety. I found it challenging, and that excited me."

Attendance Clerk
Answer example

"I have a certificate in accounting, and also I am very well versed in the use of spreadsheets. Most of my knowledge comes from my on-the-job experience. Is post-secondary education a requirement for this position?"

Typist
Answer example

"As you can see on my resume, I graduated from the (X university) with a bachelor's degree in X. Throughout my studies, I acquired advanced typing knowledge, such as (X courses). I furthermore gained some hands-on experience while working on projects such as (X projects that helped you develop typing skills)."

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.
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: 10/13/2016
Last modified on: 08/06/2018

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