Great Answers to Job Interview Questions About Your Education

Here’s some ideas of how to answer job interview questions about your past education, whether it be school or industry related training. Your interviewer will want to know if you have the skills and ability to complete the work, so giving the best and most appropriate interview answers is crucial to landing the job.Your education, to whatever level you have taken it – high school, degrees, or professional qualifications – is always something that employers are interested in and will ask about. Their depth of interest is determined by how recent and how relevant your education is to the position for which you are applying.If you are fairly new to employment, just out of school or college, questions about your education are likely to form a substantial part of the interview. Potential employers will want to know something about your education – something more than the factual information you have provided on your resume or application form.
Why did you choose the subject/course/university or college that you attended?
What were you good at and what did you find more difficult?
Above all, what did you gain from your studies that will be useful to your employer?
Here is an example of questions and some model answers to consider and adapt to your own situation. Many of these questions are equally relevant if you have just completed a professional training or practical/technical course of some kind. Again, the interviewer’s emphasis is likely to be on how you made your choice, how committed you are to it and whether it is something of specific use to their organization.This question is followed by a model answer and a quick analysis of what makes that answer a success.Job Interview Question:If someone who had just finished school asked you whether they should go into employment or carry on with education, how would you advise them?Job Interview Answer:I would really like to find out more about their own ideas before giving advice, but if I were put on the spot I think I would advise them to carry on with education. Despite the difficulties of financing your studies and the competitive graduate job market (even with all the job search and job listing services), I feel I have learned so much, particularly about taking responsibility for myself and about working with very different groups of people.These are real gains that I believe gave me a good start in my career. People often promise themselves that they will go back and complete their education later on, but I saw how hard this was for some of the students on my course.Why this interview answer works:You immediately let the interviewer know that you take other people’s opinions into account and don’t just dole out advice regardless of whether it is wanted.The answer acknowledges possible negative issues but gets these out of the way before moving on to the positive.The answer includes an upbeat comment about yourself, so although the question was a fairly general one, the interviewee brings it back to the highly personal.

Bridge Master Tips – 5 Card Major Stayman

Why top players open 1NT even when holding a five-card major.Bidding styles change, invariably for the better, as players judge the outcome of the decisions they make. Chances are that when you were learning bridge, the dominant approach was to open 1NT only with a balanced hand, one with a hand pattern of 4-3-3-3 or 4-4-3-2, or 5-3-3-2 as long as the 5-card suit was a minor. With a 5-3-3-2 pattern, a 5-card major and the right strength for 1NT, opening the major was advocated because major suit games usually have a greater chance of success than 3NT when there is at least an 8-card trump fit. This did not apply to minor suits since making nine tricks in no-trumps is easier than eleven with a minor suit as trumps when the hands are relatively balanced.This is especially important for duplicate pairs. If you can make ten tricks in a major suit and score 420/620, you outscore those in 3NT who make 400/600. If an overtrick is available in no-trumps it is usually also available in the suit contract (but exceptions exist). On the other hand, if you can make eleven tricks in a minor suit game you are likely to make ten tricks in no-trumps, with 430/630 outscoring 400/600.That was the argument in favour of choosing the major suit opening. What has happened since is that players realise they can have their cake and eat it, too. To open 1NT with a 5-card major need not impede your investigation for a major suit game. In addition many benefits flow from choosing 1NT rather than the 1-major opening.The assumption is that your partnership is using a 1NT opening in the 15-17 point range. If your no-trump range is different, you can simply adjust the examples by switching a king or a queen or a jack from one hand to the other.The benefits of opening 1NT if 5-3-3-2 with a 5-card majorIf no major suit fit exists, what value is there in opening the major? In that case, opening 1NT has significant advantages and virtually no drawback.1. Opening 1NT can keep the bidding lower.
2. Opening 1NT gives less information to the opponents.Whatever contract you reach, the less you tell the opponents the better your chances of success. If you open 1H or 1S and end in no-trumps they will certainly not lead your suit. After an auction like 1NT : 3NT a major suit lead is frequently chosen. If you open 1NT and your 5-card major suit is not revealed, you will sometimes be the beneficiary of a friendly lead into your 5-card suit.3. If you open with your major and no major fit exists, partner will often respond 1NT. Opening 1NT allows the strong hand to be declarer if you end up in no-trumps.After 1-major : 1NT, the weaker hand will be the declarer if the contract is no-trumps. There might be no difference, but it can be preferable to have the stronger hand concealed. That makes it harder for the defenders to place the missing high cards. Having the opening lead come into the strong hand can also be beneficial, as the strong hand is likely to have more tenace-like holdings, such as A-Q, K-J-x or K-x, to protect from the lead.4. Opening 1NT allows responder to make a transfer bid.If you open 1H or 1S , partner is expected to pass with a very weak hand. If you open 1NT, partner is permitted, indeed encouraged to bid with a weak hand and a long suit.