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Top 20 Meteorologist Interview Questions
Question 1 of 24
Why did you choose to be a meteorologist?
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Question 1 of 24
Why did you choose to be a meteorologist?
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"I first knew I wanted to become a meteorologist when I watched my local meteorologist when I was a child. My parents always had the news on, and I was so interested to hear what the weather was going to be. I also loved how the meteorologist would stand outside in blizzards or rain storms and I thought the job sounded exciting. So I decided to pursue it in college, and found that there was so much science behind weather, and to this day I am constantly still learning!"
This is an opportunity for the candidate to not only explain what they love about being a meteorologist, but how they got to where they are today. This is a chance for the candidate to give the potential employer a sense of who they are as a person, and they are free to inject stories about their childhood or life that makes them seem personable, interesting, and a great addition to the team. A meteorologist must also have great communication skills with others in addition to understanding the science, so a good response to this question would be giving anecdotes of experiences with weather in the past and how it inspired the candidate to continue studying meteorology. While this type of question elicits the candidate to give a personal story unique to each individual, good responses would also include one's passion for a certain type of weather event (ex: snow, tornadoes, hurricanes), one's determination to keep the public safe during severe weather events, and one's interest in watching climate change over time.
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Question 2 of 24
Why did you choose to be in front of the camera?
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"I chose to forecast the weather in front of the camera because while I trust in my abilities to assemble strong forecasts, I also believe my personality is fun, likable, and will draw viewers to their television sets and become interested in the weather."
A good answer would be to describe the candidate's personality, and how it is fit for television. A meteorologist would choose to work in front of the camera as opposed to behind the scenes building graphics and assembling the forecast because they enjoy talking to large crowds, and think they are able to express the weather in simple terms to viewers. A good response would be to explain how they can keep complicated topics concise for viewers and how they can make it seem interesting in a short period of time.
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Question 3 of 24
What do you know about our local weather?
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Question 4 of 24
If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?
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Question 5 of 24
What are your benefits expectations?
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Question 6 of 24
What are you most nervous of in this job?
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Question 7 of 24
Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?
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Question 8 of 24
Who do you look up to in the field of meteorology?
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Question 9 of 24
How would you respond to working extra shifts?
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Question 10 of 24
Have you ever taken a role in a company that hasn't fit into your long-term career plans?
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Question 11 of 24
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 12 of 24
How would you react if you made a mistake on-air?
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Question 13 of 24
What sources do you use to assemble your forecast?
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Question 14 of 24
Why is this job right for you at this time in your career?
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Question 15 of 24
What will you add to the weather department?
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Question 16 of 24
What are some of the challenges you have faced as a meteorologist?
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Question 17 of 24
How do you perform on live television during severe weather events?
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Question 18 of 24
How do you respond to pressure at work?
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Question 19 of 24
What is your favorite part of the job?
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Question 20 of 24
How familiar are you with creating and editing weather graphics?
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Question 21 of 24
If you could change one aspect of how our television station covers weather, what would it be?
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Question 22 of 24
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
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Question 23 of 24
How well do you work with an anchor team?
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Question 24 of 24
Why did you choose to become a forecaster instead of another type of climatologist?
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