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Earth Science Interview Questions

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for your interview, you should also review typical earth scienceinterview questions asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interviewing skills section of the SU Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Quinncia or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Below are sample Earth Science interview questions.

- Who has impacted you most in your career and how?
- Describe a situation where you had to plan or organise something.
- What have you gained from your Earth Science Teacher work experiences?
- What major challenges and problems did you face?
- How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
- Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback.
- Has anything ever irritated you about people you've worked with?
- What salary are you seeking?
- Did you feel you progressed satisfactorily in your last Earth Science Teacher job?
- Are you willing to work overtime?
- Give me an example of when you have done more than required in a course.
- Have you found any ways to make Earth Science Teacher job easier?
- What are the techniques that you use to clarify obscure message meanings?
- How do you cope without motivation?
- How many Earth Science Teacher projects do you work on at once?
- How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution?
- How have you changed in the last five years?
- What do you know about this Earth Science Teacher job?
- What personal weakness has caused you the greatest difficulty in school or at work?
- How do you keep each member of the team involved and motivated?
-What do you believe would be the major differences on Earth if, a) no atmosphere had ever formed? b) there was no water? c) plate tectonics did not exist?
-Why did the dinosaurs become extinct?
-How do mountains originate?
-How would you calculate the number of molecules of H2O in the ocean?
-How does the age of ice change as you walk up a glacier?
-You have a picture of a rainbow. Which colour would fade first?
-How do tectonic plates move?
-Why is the sky blue?

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