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Below are sample Geography/GIS interview questions.
-Tell me what you know about our company.
-Why did you decide to seek a position in this company?
-Do you have a geographic preference?
-Why do you think you might like to live in the community in which our company is located?
-Would it be a problem for you to relocate?
-To what extent would you be willing to travel for the job?
-Which is more important to you, the job itself or your salary?
-What do you understand by urbanization?
-What does the green resort term means? How do they help in reducing the emission?
-Does the population density differ according to the area defined?
-What is the difference between rural and urban community?
-Which is the most abundant species in Northern Hemisphere?
-How does political boundary differ from natural boundary? Explain with an example?
-What are the various mapping projection method used? Give some examples?
-What are the characteristics that are involved in defining a country?
-Explain what do you understand from latitudes and longitudes system?
-What is your strength/weakest point in Gis analysis?
-Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
-Why hire you and not Mr.X ? What can you offer?
-What is your favorite gis software? why? How is that better than X ?
-Which latest gis-research topic in intrigued you to start a new project?
-Which latest gis-related project you think is useless and why?
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