Hiring managers want to know what your goals are, or if you have any goals. When they ask if you plan to continue studying to get a higher degree or just to better yourself, they are looking for your motivation. Someone who isn’t interested in learning more may be at a dead end. Employers want to make sure that you have more to offer their company, so they try to get a feel for what you think your future might look like. This will show them how self-aware you are.
Point to Emphasize
When answering this question, explain how your goals revolve around learning, even if you don’t plan on getting another degree.
Focusing on how you are always trying to educate yourself is a good way to answer this question.
Mistakes You Should Avoid
Be honest about your plans, but don’t put down the importance of continuing education.
Employers want to make sure that you will better yourself and their company. Education is important, so make sure to put the right emphasis on it.
A good answer about continuing your education may go like this:
Making sure I stay well informed is very important. I don’t want to fall behind on new technologies, so I will attend seminars, workshops, on-the-job training and other courses sponsored by the company with great enthusiasm. It’s important to me to be at the top of my game, so I can be the best employee that I can be. That being said, doing this job will be a great way to continue my education too.
Your interviewer will learn a lot about you as you answer this question. Show them you’re a good fit.