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Forensic Science Technician

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What do you like least about being a forensic science technician?
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Have you ever been the main lead in a case?
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What is the most difficult part of being a forensic science technician?
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As a forensics scientist you will come across disturbing crime scenes and data. Do you have strong command over your emotions?
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What made you choose to become a forensic science technician?
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Are you comfortable with calling in specialized experts, and can you recognize when they may be required? (Ie: doctors, chemists, etc)
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Have you ever had to reconstruct a crime scene? Did you find it helpful?
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If you could choose, would you rather work in a lab or on a crime scene?
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Do you have a criminal record and/or is there anything in your history that would be important for us to know?
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Have you ever written a report or study as a SME (subject matter expert)? If so, what was the subject and whom was the report for?
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If you could specialize in any area of forensics, which would you choose?
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Do you have an area of expertise within forensic science? (Ie: fingerprinting, biochemistry, or handwriting analysis.)
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Tell me about your experience with documentation and report writing.
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While attending university/college, what was your favorite subject and why?
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Tell me about your post-secondary education. Did you begin university/college knowing that you wanted a career in forensic science?
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How do you stay up to date with new trends and discoveries in forensic science?
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What 3 positive things would your most recent supervisor say about you?
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How do you prioritize your day to day activities?
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If you weren't in forensic science, what career would you choose?
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Are you comfortable testifying in court? Have you ever had to testify in court?
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Your schedule as a forensic science technician can be sporadic at times. Are you available to work overtime, evenings, weekends, and holidays - even if it is short notice?
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Tell me about a time when you contaminated or ruined evidence by accident. What happened and what did you learn from your mistake?
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Are there any type of job duties that would disgust you and inhibit your performance?
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Are you a detail oriented person?
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Have you ever had to juggle two or more projects at the same time?
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How do your soft skills help you to be a successful forensic science technician?
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What would your current coworkers say about you?
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Tell me how you go about delegating work.
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In what ways are you trying to improve yourself as a forensic science technician?
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What do you like most about being a forensic science technician?
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