Asking About an Advanced Degree

Interview Question: Why did you pursue your MBA / Graduate Degree?

Seems logical that the answer would be to learn more about the field of their choosing…but listen carefully to the responses you receive. Too many candidates out there provide a one dimensional response about how they thought it would help them find a job. Still others will tell you of an alternative career path than the one they are on that failed to materialize, so they are now pursuing this newest path. Probing on how their education is put to use in their career, as well as how they see the need for additional education will help you gauge maturity, confidence and growth potential.