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

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By: Rachelle Enns

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

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

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