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1.
Tell me about your experience with documentation and report writing.
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If you could choose, would you rather work in a lab or on a crime scene?
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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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As a forensics scientist you will come across disturbing crime scenes and data. Do you have strong command over your emotions?
5.
What 3 positive things would your most recent supervisor say about you?
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How do your soft skills help you to be a successful forensic science technician?
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My career as a cleaner has greatly enhanced my detaild oriented abilities, im able to see stains, holes, finger prints, fibers and more now that I would of expected. My talents for painting has enable me to understand colors and contrasts, which are very important in photography, it has helped me with my sketches and my fingerprint development techniques, it has also helped me determine colors and shades. I also have spent a good portion of my life learning and perfecting photoshop, which is very helpful for photograph enhancements.
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I think its better to know something than reaction.
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I know how to handle laboratory equipment, use proper pipetting, awareness of the specimen handling requirements including body fluids. At the U of M I handled non-human primate specimens which utilized very strict biohazard procedures to prevent the possibility of fatal encephalitis. I also had to be very organized and carefully handle research information so it went to the right place and not into the wrong hands. From the airlines to the military and healthcare I have handled numerous stressful and time critical situations as well as sensitive material and expensive technology. I feel that the BCA is a place that I am now ready to experience as well as appreciate for its unique testing specialties and well experienced staff. I know the training can be 2-3 years from what I've read and that I will be working with people who are not only skilled but enthusiastic about their jobs for that reason.
4.
What skills are needed in forensic science.
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I am extremely hard working and dedicated to this field. I have spent the last 5 years building a skill set that makes me a perfect match for the job you are looking to fill. I am knowledgable, I have a lot of practice working with others whether it be through research, teaching, intellectual discussions or just studying in a group together and hashing out different ideas, I know I will be able to benefit from this job and I also know that my knowledge from a university quite far from here would help this place become even better.
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Are you comfortable testifying in court? Have you ever had to testify in court?
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Testifying makes me a nervous, however it goes away once I actually do it.
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Not at all. The nervousness to see if all your work might be in vain is very stressful.
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Yes even as an MLT I knew that may be a possibility for me someday and I am happy to help.
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I have had practice testifying in mock cases. While I am sure I will be nervous, I know I am qualified in my.
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Yes, im a confident person and wouldnt feel underpressure in the court house.
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Have you ever had to juggle two or more projects at the same time?
User-Submitted Answers
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Of course in the lab as well as being a mom, a soldier, a student and employee at the same time. As a generalist in the lab it is common to be doing multiple timed testing while bein interrupted on the phone and in person by other staff.
2.
School and teaching. having to figure out whether my needs for school ot the needs of students looking for my help had to come first.
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What do you like least about being a forensic science technician?
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The ability to learn the truth yet unable to prosecute on the matter.
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The ability to learn the truth yet unable to prosecute on the matter.
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That someone could possibly be sentenced to jail due to wrong findings.
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To don't interfere to the others personal life.
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I do not like that I may not always get the results I would like to see but I understand this is necessary in order to maintain an ethically sound and accurate analysis.
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What is a table content of forensic science.
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I do not know what it is like.
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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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Need a lot of concentration.
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Remaining calm, always remember Coprrr. I also believe the scenes could be very distressing but remembering to keep professional at all times.
3.
Contaminated crime scene.
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Discovering the areas in which I need to focus more of my time because my knowledge is not currently up to date.
5.
I wil be able to give asnwer to your question when I got some experience regarding the lab technician.
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I view the most difficult part would be the training process.
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It is the huge responsibility that a forensic science technician might face be the most difficult but this will be one the things will get used to it and trained.
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I think the most difficult thing to deal would be the death of a child.
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Going to court to testify evidence while lawyers are trying to discredit the information you are portraying.
12.
What made you choose to become a forensic science technician?
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Growing up I had many ideas of what I wanted to become, forensic was a vague one. As a kid I would watch many criminalistic and sientific shows in my home country, once I was in the U.S I discovered shows like forensic fieles and the FBI files and those interested me quite a lot. So once I was close to graduating high school I really wasnt sure of what to do. Than one day I started watching again those shows and I thought, I would be pretty good in this field given my ability to be detail oriented and my ability to put myself into other people places. I believed it would be the best way for me to contribute to my community and help others.
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To be in a position to help others getting the justice they deserve is what compelled me most.
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I became a laboratory technician because I like working with my hands but also utilizing my analytical side. I am a methodical person and it felt like it was the right fit for my personality and skills.
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I have loved forensic science since I was in 7th grade. I have always enjoyed science and wanted to help people. problem solving is something that has always been a big part of my life. with the studies over the past 5 years, I know that this is the field I want to be in an I am ready to make a contribution to the world of forensic science.
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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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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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  1. Tell me about your experience with documentation and report writing.
  2. If you could choose, would you rather work in a lab or on a crime scene?
  3. Tell me about your post-secondary education. Did you begin university/college knowing that you wanted a career in forensic science?
  4. As a forensics scientist you will come across disturbing crime scenes and data. Do you have strong command over your emotions?
  5. What 3 positive things would your most recent supervisor say about you?
  6. How do your soft skills help you to be a successful forensic science technician?
  7. Are you comfortable testifying in court? Have you ever had to testify in court?
  8. Have you ever had to juggle two or more projects at the same time?
  9. What do you like least about being a forensic science technician?
  10. Have you ever been the main lead in a case?
  11. What is the most difficult part of being a forensic science technician?
  12. What made you choose to become a forensic science technician?
  13. Are you comfortable with calling in specialized experts, and can you recognize when they may be required? (Ie: doctors, chemists, etc)
  14. Have you ever had to reconstruct a crime scene? Did you find it helpful?
  15. Do you have a criminal record and/or is there anything in your history that would be important for us to know?
  16. 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?
  17. If you could specialize in any area of forensics, which would you choose?
  18. Do you have an area of expertise within forensic science? (Ie: fingerprinting, biochemistry, or handwriting analysis.)
  19. While attending university/college, what was your favorite subject and why?
  20. How do you stay up to date with new trends and discoveries in forensic science?
  21. How do you prioritize your day to day activities?
  22. If you weren't in forensic science, what career would you choose?
  23. 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?
  24. Tell me about a time when you contaminated or ruined evidence by accident. What happened and what did you learn from your mistake?
  25. Are there any type of job duties that would disgust you and inhibit your performance?
  26. Are you a detail oriented person?
  27. What would your current coworkers say about you?
  28. Tell me how you go about delegating work.
  29. In what ways are you trying to improve yourself as a forensic science technician?
  30. What do you like most about being a forensic science technician?
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