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Sample Geography Interview Questions 

  • Why did you choose to study geography? What do you like about it?
  • Tell us what you know about the work we do.
  • How would you gather background information on land-use applications?
  • Have you prepared maps, and if so, what techniques did you use to prepare them?
  • What are your experiences in working with GPA systems?
  • Give examples of the databases you have used.
  • Describe your understanding of local government land-use planning practices.
  • What other types of assignments would you expect to receive in this office?
  • Give an example of how you have worked without close supervision.
  • Do you like routine work?
  • Why did you choose to study geography? What do you like about it?
  • What part of your coursework do you see as being most valuable/ useful to you in this position?
  • Describe to me a time where things didn’t go as planned. How did you handle the situation?
  • Give an example of how you have worked without close supervision.
  • Do you like routine work?
  • Give an example of how you have handled being busy, rushed.
  • What would you do if it were a slow day in the office?
  • Tell me about an experience when you had to react quickly because of a change in the physical environment.
  • In what areas do you need to develop professionally?
  • What areas, if any, do you feel you are lacking in experience for this position?

  

  


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