What Made You Choose Your Major/Specialization?-Job Interview Answers.

What Made You Choose Your Major/Specialization?-Job Interview Answers.



Well if you are applying for a computer related position and if you are a Computer Science major, they won’t ask this question to you. But if you are an Electronics (or any other) major and interview for a computer position, then they might want to know why you chose to major in Electronics (or any other). To create an answer, you can say that your academic interests were broad and therefore you sought your major to achieve a balance between knowledge and skill. Besides your personal interest, include some rock-solid business reasons that shows you have the vision.



Its fine when you say you majored the subject because you liked it. But never say you chose the major because you didn’t know what else to do and you couldn’t get into a better one.


Your answers can be:

1) From the very beginning I always had a lure towards electronics field. During my school days I participated a lot in Science Exhibitions and won a lot of prizes. That gave me the confidence to learn more about this field. When I completed my Intermediate I got a chance and I grabbed it with both hands. Hence I would say my Interest made me to choose electronics as my major.


2) I majored in English because it was a field I knew would make me more skilled in reading, writing and communicating. I believe English is a tool that is used everywhere, so I thought it was the best major for me.


3) I majored in Mechanical because I always love to work with machines and motors. My father runs a motor vehicles workshop and I always try to learn something from him and workers. This way my interest kept growing and therefore I chose mechanical.


4) I majored in History because I always had a keen interest in historical facts. I chose this major because I really enjoyed the subject. I planned on becoming a high school history teacher, but then I started to get into computers. It’s totally different from history but it really fascinated me. Now, instead of looking in the past, I’m always looking into the future through all the technological changes.



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12 comments:

  1. why do u chose comunication skill???

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  2. Let me know: How to answer for - Why did you choose HR as your Domain or Major Elective?

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  3. Let me know: How to answer for - Why did you choose HR as your Domain or Major Elective?

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  4. Hello Uttam Agrawal,

    this website is really helpful for who are going to give interviews.

    please give me your suggestion in this situation...

    i finished MBA in Finance. my background is Bsc Comp so i am very interested to go for IT field

    Let me know How to answer for this why did you choose IT , you came from Finance background

    it is really urgent for me......

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  5. what if i took electronics engineering technology and ladderized/continued it to major in industrial management?

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  6. I think the medical professionals are doing great in creating interviews.

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  7. iam choose finance as a major .but interviewer ask to me why you are choose major as a finance .. what iam say ? suggest me pleases....

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  8. please help to to answer this ques... why did u choose HR after BSc

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  9. please help to to answer
    this ques...
    why did u
    choose software after EEE

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  10. I did Bsc (micro),DMLT, but want to work at BPO as back office exe, but interviewer ask to me why you change your field..what should I answer? plz..suggest me answer.

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  11. plz give me answer for how is your life?

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  12. plz give me answer for FINANCE stream ??

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