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Jobs: How to Answer Key Interview Questions – Training Information

Posted on the 02 November 2011 by Cynisright @cynisright

11/02/2011 – by Jenice Armstead

Training and education are core elements of the job force in this day and age.  Without training, education and work experience will only get you so far.  However, with training, education and experience you will practically be handed more opportunities than you will know what to do with.  Yet, inflating education and training accomplishments on your resume will hurt you in the long run.  Be honest and factual with what you have been trained on and

Jobs: How to Answer Key Interview Questions – Training Information

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Some questions you will be asked:  What training have you had other than courses in grade school or college?  Many applicants are finding that they need additional education and training, but they forget to realize that experience goes hand and hand with both education and training.  During an initial interview, if this question is asked, you need to elaborate on any certifications you may have as well as any courses that you have taken (online courses count as well!).  Online courses are not frowned on as they once were in the past, so don’t be afraid to pursue that route if it suits you.

Interviewers will also ask you:  What workshops have you attended?  This is a open-ended question that is targeted toward what your specialty is.  If you are a human resources professional, they will want to know if you have been to any staffing or employee relations workshops, if you are information technology professional they will want to know if you have been to any fiber optic, customer service or trouble shooting workshops.  If you haven’t been to any workshops, state that and also state your interest in developing your skills for the benefit of the company.

One of the last questions you WILL be asked is:  Do you have any skills that are not listed on your resume or in your application?  This is a great way for you to “talk yourself up” this means that you have an opportunity to talk as much about you, your skills and uniqueness.  This is your time to shine, so do put every single detail on your resume because it will not give you as much justice as talking about your own self.  The best advice I can give is to be honest, have professional examples in mind before the interview, and take your time answering the questions.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

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