While job interviewing is grueling, it is cool to see how interview styles differ from person to person, from company to company.
One of the best questions I was asked was: what have you learned recently?
It’s a good question because it’s basically asking if you’re evolving, growing, bettering yourself all on your own volition.
And as someone who loves to learn, I loved this question.
Basically when any topic is brought up in my life, I end up googling it and reading more. My boyfriend and I once spent a good amount of time on a road trip reading on how residents of states designate themselves, for example, New Jerseyan or New Hampshirite.
So, some things I’ve learned recently:
- I thought that it wasn’t PC to use “American Indian” anymore, but I recently learned you can still use it along with Native American. But if you’re able to ask someone what term they prefer, then that is best! Source.
- I learned that some snails are hermaphrodites and can reproduce on their own.
- I’ve been learning to write in AMA style which has been interesting because it’s like unlearning everything I’ve ever been taught.
- I learned that metadata descriptions should be between 50-160 characters
What’s one thing you’ve learned recently?