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Job Interview Answer: Tell Me About Your Work Experience


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When you are applying for an entry level position a typical job interview question is "Tell me about your work experience? How has it prepared you for a career?"

Here are sample interview answers which you can edit to fit your personal experiences and background:

  • I've had a job every summer since I was 16 years old. My primary reason to work was to have some extra spending money, but what I didn't realize was that I was actually sampling careers to see where I fit in. I worked as a kennel assistant at a local animal hospital during the summer before my freshman year of college. It was then that I discovered what I wanted to do for my career. I decided I would to go to college and focus on becoming a small animal veterinarian and that's what I did. I have been working in the same animal hospital ever since.
  • I have not had much paid work experience as a teacher. I have spent most of my time outside of college and graduate school doing volunteer work at a private elementary school in my town. Because the summers are so short, and I was working to complete my certification, I wanted to gain hands on experience without worrying about finding a school that would hire me. Now that I am certified, finished my master's degree program, and have all those volunteer hours under my belt, I feel well prepared to apply for a full time teaching position.
  • My work experience has been nothing but top notch. When I competed my accounting degree, I went right to the best firm in the city and was hired as an intern. I was able to use the internship time towards my MBA, which I just complete this past spring. Working with the best of the best has made me an asset to any company that will hire me.

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