Learning Skills – Interview Questions

Interview Question: Explain a recent mistake. What did you learn from it and in what areas can you utilize that knowledge in the future?

Answer Guide: Candidate should display a level of adaptability and be able to apply learning in a resourceful and innovative manner. Candidate should be able to able to acquire knowledge from errors as well as triumphs.

Interview Question: When was the last time that you volunteered to expand your knowledge at work, as opposed to being directed to do so?

Answer Guide: Candidate should demonstrate a level of personal enterprise and initiative to acquire work knowledge voluntarily.

Interview Question: When did you last acquire effective knowledge in your own time and how can you apply this towards your career? 

Answer Guide: Candidate should display an aptitude for personal growth by independently learning and should be prepared to utilize that knowledge in multi-lateral ways

Interview Question: What was the last seminar you attended? How did you apply this new-found knowledge towards your work?

Answer Guide: Candidate should demonstrate a real commitment to formal education, as well as the ability and imagination to apply these new concepts directly within the work place

Interview Question: In which specific areas of your work are you really interested in expanding your knowledge of? How do you intend to achieve this?

Answer Guide: Applicant should be committed to self-development through a continuous learning process, whether at work or away from work. Goal should be to improve their contribution to the work force and/or the company.

Interview Question: When was the last occasion you asked for direct feedback from a superior or a customer? How did you then use this knowledge to improve your personal performance? 

Answer Guide: Candidate should be capable of constructively applying all forms of feedback towards creating a better and more efficient performance.

Interview Question: What is personally fascinating about the areas of your job in which you wish to expand your knowledge?

Answer Guide: Job seeker should demonstrate a provable level of interest and creativity for all aspects of his/her work.

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