Education and Experience

Question Intent

Questions about your academic education and experiences (work, volunteer, etc.) are generally focused on confirming your:

•  credentials 
•  knowledge 
•  range of experience 
•  level of expertise 

Questions may be broad ranging from “What courses did you most enjoy at SFU?’ to very specific “What specific skills did you gain from that position?” The employer will be interested to know what skills and experiences you could bring to their organization.

Hot tips in responding to Education and Experience Questions

•  Provide adequate details to prove you have the desired skills, qualification, and credentials
•  Select your best examples and broad range of experiences to profile yourself
•  Be prepared to discuss any and all of the experiences you have listed on your resume and cover letter
•  Clearly demonstrate your level of confidence and competence in the areas that are being questioned.