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Statistician

35 Interview Questions & Answers

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Explain to me the 80/20 rule.
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What was the largest data set that you processed? How did you process it?
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Would you say you are creative? When have you shown creativity?
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What studies have you worked on in the past?
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Why do you feel statistics are important?
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How would you rate your education? What things would you like to improve upon?
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Do you have experience working with SQL?
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How do you like to present your data findings to your coworkers?
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How would you explain a p-value to a novice?
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Why is mean square error a bad measure of model performance?
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Why did you enter a career in statistics?
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What is your dream data set, if you could have access to anything?
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What do you know about our company?
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What is model fitting?
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Tell me about a data project you have done that was successful. What made it successful?
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Tell me about yourself.
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What makes you a great problem solver?
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What excites you?
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Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
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What are your salary expectations?
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What leadership qualities do you possess?
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Tell me about a time you led a difficult project.
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What are your career aspirations beyond this job?
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How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
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Tell me about a contribution you made to the last team you worked on.
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What is your biggest strength when it comes to mathematics?
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Tell me about your post-secondary education.
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What do you think our company can offer that you are not receiving in your current role?
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Tell me the last time you had completely unexpected results. What did you do after?
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What is your favorite algorithm? Can you explain it to me?
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What was the last thing that you did for fun?
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Do you have experience with database design?
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What do you dislike the most about being a Statistician?
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What do you enjoy most about your career as a Statistician?
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Why are you looking for a new position?
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