Having never had a Skype interview before, am looking for pointers. I have GIS degree, unused in industry as went off to have family first, now interviewing for GIS Officer position. Any tips, hints?
interesting question...my answer has no bearing on the types of question but on the presentation environment if using video feed...clean the clutter behind you...put the cat outside etc etc You want your background to represent how professional you are
Thanks. Have done so. Also dressing like it would be a face to face interview .
Apart from the common interview preparation protocols, the best way to prepare for the interview is to research the application of GIS in the field (position) you are being interviewed and refer the employer's website.
Thanks, that's what I thought and am in the process of doing.
I was asked a lot of general questions in my interviews such as:
Explain the differences between shapefiles and geodatabases?
What is a domain?
What is the difference between vector and raster data?
What are the basic elements that should be on a printed map?
Here are some more general questions. learning resources - General GIS Questions for Job interviews - Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange
As referenced above, be professional, dress professional, be attentive. Smile during your interview. Emphasize your strengths and tell them you are working hard to fix areas that you consider weaknesses.
Make sure your Skype is working correctly. Make some test calls to friends to test sound and microphone.
As others suggested, dress like you would for a face to face interview. Usually question asked respond to skills that are within the position description.
I have noticed that a lot of questions are targeted to see how you would fit into the office and how your personality is.
Let us know how it went and good luck!
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