“What experience do you have in this field?” Interview Question and Answer
One of the most common asked interview questions is “what is your experience in this field?” This interview question is often asked at the interview start to review your duration the sector. Not only does the employer want to uncover how many years experience you have, they also want to know your experiences, skills and achievements during this interview answer.
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“What experience do you have in this field?”
Explanation of the Question:
For this question you first need to read and understand the job specification, as this will tell you what experience the interviewer is looking for. Your answer should relate your experience and achievements to that of the job role. Often interviewees will talk about experiences that are not relevant to the job role, this will only lead to the employer becoming uninterested in you.
Example Interview Answer
“I have over 6 years experience as a nursery nurse, in that time I have gain an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in child care. I have worked with children of all ages including groups of children with disabilities. I understand the importance of “health and safety” and “every child matters” and use my creative skills to organise games and activities to teach young children new skills while keeping them entertained. Recently I also won an award for employee of the year”
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