Here’s an example of an interview question about on going education: How willing are you to attend continuing education courses beyond the scope of your current position?
Employees that are willing to learn are the best types of employees. You get an opportunity to get additional training, improving your skillset and bringing more value to the business. Most workers often feel that they want to leave their work at the office, but if the company offers continuing education courses, you should be thrilled. Continuing education allows you to:
- Justify a higher pay raise with an increase in skills.
- Add useful knowledge to your resume that can help you find jobs.
- Keep your mind active and your tasks fresh.
Continuing education classes can be time consuming and you may not be paid for them, but they are absolutely worth your time, and so you should always be happy and willing to take any outside education classes.
How to Answer:
For these reasons, the answer should be “of course.” However, rather than expand on that answer, this is the perfect opportunity to ask questions at your interview. You can expand if you like, but there is nothing that interesting to say that will impress the interviewer any more than your general willingness to learn.
“Sure. I guess if you want me to.”
“I would be thrilled. What kinds of educational opportunities does your company offer?”
Asking questions is an important part of the job interview, and this is one of the best opportunities you have to ask an interesting, relevant question that will help you learn more about the job and impress the interviewer with your curiosity.
Take Away Interview Tips:
- Ask questions at your interview
- Be willing to learn