At this point in your life: Would you rather learn or earn money?

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New answer on Sep 16, 2022
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Anonymous A asked on Oct 12, 2019

How would you answer this question in your Personal Fit interview? Receive feedback on your answer and browse through the Q&As to review the approaches of other applicants and experts.

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Clara
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replied on Sep 30, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

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Federico
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replied on Nov 10, 2019
Former Bain (4+ years, UK & Italy) | Ardian (France) | Specialized in Case Structuring, Case Cracking and Non-verbal Comm.

Make learning a priority.

Learning gives you the power to create.

Creating something new (could be contributing to the growh of a practice within the company or launching your own business..) helps you make money.

It doesn't work the other way around.

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Antonello
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replied on Oct 31, 2019
McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews

With no doubts, for an entry-level position, I would answer to learn.

Best,
Antonello

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Anonymous F replied on Sep 16, 2022

while I consider compensation an effective tool to communicate employee value, I find that learning and growth are more important at the current stage of my job. 

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Echo replied on Jul 20, 2022

I have been graduated for two years now, and I've changed two jobs, so I think it's still fair enough to say that I'm still trying to figure out what career path I'd like to choose. In light of this, I'd rather learn than earn money.

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Jay replied on Jul 07, 2022

earn money

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Anonymous E replied on Apr 06, 2022

I have always valued experiences and adventures over earning money. Both of which I deem important learning opportunities. I can think of at least 2 times in my life that I've deliberately emptied my bank account to go off someplace because of an opportunity to do something new or further my education. Those experiences also came with invaluable lessons, and I felt that in the long term, they added to my marketability. 

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Anonymous D replied on Mar 31, 2022

Lernen

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Lilly
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replied on Mar 19, 2022

Learn

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Anonymous C replied on Dec 10, 2021

I would choose to keep learning at this point in my life. Having the opportunity to benefit from free education and financial support, it is a gift. By learning and acquiring knowledge I hope to contribute to society and transform my knowledge into impact.

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rachel replied on Sep 22, 2021

Learn

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Anonymous B replied on Oct 14, 2019

No one will ask this. Silly question

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