An academic question is one based on your education, like: “Explain your educational background.”
Recruiters might be interested to know what you studied if it is unclear on your CV. But most importantly, they might be interested in knowing why you chose your major and how it can be relevant to the job you’re discussing.
Academic questions are more likely to be asked if your education is not in line with the job description. This can be an opportunity for you to show uniqueness and help you stand apart from other candidates with traditional roles. It is a great time to show how you education has shaped the way you see the world and approach problems.
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