Statistician Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Statistician interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

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List of 35 Statistician Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

  2. 2.

    What is your biggest strength when it comes to mathematics?

  3. 3.

    What do you think our company can offer that you are not receiving in your current role?

  4. 4.

    How do you like to present your data findings to your coworkers?

  5. 5.

    Why do you feel statistics are important?

  6. 6.

    What was the last thing that you did for fun?

  7. 7.

    Why is mean square error a bad measure of model performance?

  8. 8.

    What was the largest data set that you processed? How did you process it?

  9. 9.

    Why are you looking for a new position?

  10. 10.

    How would you rate your education? What things would you like to improve upon?

  11. 11.

    Why did you enter a career in statistics?

  12. 12.

    What studies have you worked on in the past?

  13. 13.

    What do you know about our company?

  14. 14.

    What do you enjoy most about your career as a Statistician?

  15. 15.

    What do you dislike the most about being a Statistician?

  16. 16.

    What is model fitting?

  17. 17.

    Explain to me the 80/20 rule.

  18. 18.

    Do you have experience with database design?

  19. 19.

    How would you explain a p-value to a novice?

  20. 20.

    What is your favorite algorithm? Can you explain it to me?

  21. 21.

    Tell me about a data project you have done that was successful. What made it successful?

  22. 22.

    Tell me the last time you had completely unexpected results. What did you do after?

  23. 23.

    What is your dream data set, if you could have access to anything?

  24. 24.

    Do you have experience working with SQL?

  25. 25.

    Would you say you are creative? When have you shown creativity?

  26. 26.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education.

  27. 27.

    Tell me about a contribution you made to the last team you worked on.

  28. 28.

    How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

  29. 29.

    What are your career aspirations beyond this job?

  30. 30.

    What are your salary expectations?

  31. 31.

    What excites you?

  32. 32.

    Tell me about yourself.

  33. 33.

    What makes you a great problem solver?

  34. 34.

    What leadership qualities do you possess?

  35. 35.

    Tell me about a time you led a difficult project.