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35 Statistician Questions and Answers by on February 17th, 2017

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

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Statistician Interview Questions

  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    What was the last thing that you did for fun?

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

  5. 5.

    Explain to me the 80/20 rule.

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

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

    What studies have you worked on in the past?

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

    Why do you feel statistics are important?

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

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    Do you have experience working with SQL?

  17. 17.

    Why did you enter a career in statistics?

  18. 18.

    What do you know about our company?

  19. 19.

    What is model fitting?

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education.

  22. 22.

    What is your biggest strength when it comes to mathematics?

  23. 23.

    Why are you looking for a new position?

  24. 24.

    What do you dislike the most about being a Statistician?

  25. 25.

    Do you have experience with database design?

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

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

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    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?

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    Tell me about a time you led a difficult project.