Strategy Statement:

The employer first wants to know how you feel about your qualifications for the job, and then what it is that you did to get there.

Sample Response:

I am a forever-learner. I feel that opportunities for learning take place all the time... on many different playing fields. I feel that my educational background supports my candidacy for this position, and I continue to look for those formal-learning possibilities that might relate to my career. I also recognize the value of experiential education. I place a tremendous premium on ‘street smarts’ and learning-by-doing.

Through securing employment in fields that are related to this career, through establishing professional mentor-like relationships with co-workers I have come to know and respect, and through paying attention to those things happening around me in the workplace (as well as in life), I feel that I am better qualified for this position.

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