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Surveyor Interview Questions

25 Surveyor Interview Questions
Question 1 of 25
How do you rate your decision making and problem solving abilities?
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Maybe you are a good decision maker or maybe you are not. How do you rate these skills? Will it convince the interviewer if you rate your decision making and problem solving skills as 10 or will it be ok if you act humble and rate yourself as a 5? It might be difficult when it comes to rating yourself but here you are and you have to do it, so make sure that you do it right. Be honest and not too critical. The best way of answering this question is to support your answer with some facts from your professional life or some feedback given by some of your colleagues regarding these skills.

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"I believe that I must be an 8 based on the feedback from my supervisors and also my family and friends. They all trust me for the decisions that I make and come to me for advise. At the same time I do believe that we are all humans and bound to make mistakes and thus rate myself as an 8 on these skills."
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Question 2 of 25
What are the primary responsibilities of a surveyor?
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This question should be very simple as you are from the same profession and thus knowing about the primary responsibilities should be simple. Here is a small sample list of tasks that a surveyor usually handles:
- Mapping the area
- Making computations regarding the land and taking photos as evidence
- Making drafts and mapping onsite measurements
- Determining land size and measurements
- Advising and providing information for guiding the work of engineers and workers
- Surveying water channels or land for determining the routes to be followed
This is just a sample and you can always add your own ideas to this list or modify it according to your own job responsibilities.
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Question 3 of 25
Why did you choose a career as a Surveyor?
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The motive of this question is to understand if you are really motivated to be a surveyor or is it just a second choice of career for you? The answer to this question has a lot of importance in this case as being a surveyor requires a lot of hard work and patience involving many hours of work outside the office in scorching heat or cold weather and a lot of paperwork as well. Someone who is not really motivated to do this work might wither off quickly and may end up leaving the job very soon. In which case the hiring manager may not be really interested in hiring and training you for the job.
Talk to the hiring manager a bit about the path that brought you here, what do you like and enjoy the most about this job and any other positive points of this job that you may want to mention. You can also go through the job description and pick some interesting bits just to make your answer more appropriate but make sure it doesn't sound like something you just said in order to impress the hiring manager.

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"I chose a career as a Surveyor as I believe that this is the perfect blend of the things that I had always wanted to do. You get to spend a lot of time outdoor as well as you can have some time in the office. There is no boring moment in this job."
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Question 4 of 25
How would you rate your organization skills?
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Of course you are out to impress the interviewer so you will want to say 'exceptionally high, a 10 out of 10'! Unfortunately, the interviewer will see straight through that and know that everyone is fallible! If you are just starting out from school or college, think of something you did for organizing some event at the school or the college. If you have more experience in the work force then think of something that you would rate as organizational, where you stood up to the plate and maybe took control of a certain situation that was going pear shaped and you were able to represent your company in the best possible light. Maybe a more safe answer would be a seven out of ten and then there is always room for improvement!

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"I would rate my organizational skills to be 7 on a scale of 10. I have always been a good with my organization skills and I use them a lot at my work and also outside work. Because of my skills I am always looked up to whenever there is a need of organizing or managing some event."
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Question 5 of 25
Tell me about your apprenticeship? What are a few things you learned that really stand out?
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Question 6 of 25
Why do you want to be a surveyor?
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Question 7 of 25
Do you enjoy the outdoors?
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Question 8 of 25
What area of surveying, do you find to be most challenging?
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Question 9 of 25
Tell me about a time when you made a mistake surveying, what happened and how did you correct it?
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Question 10 of 25
How do you feel about the paperwork side of surveying?
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Question 11 of 25
How did you begin getting involved in a career in surveying?
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Question 12 of 25
Give an example of a situation when you demonstrated the willingness to lead and that helped your company.
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Question 13 of 25
Give an example when your ethics were tested at work.
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Question 14 of 25
How do you plan and prioritise your work?
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Question 15 of 25
What is the most challenging part of surveying for you?
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Question 16 of 25
How do you manage difficult co-workers?
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Question 17 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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Question 18 of 25
How do you handle high-stress situations at work?
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Question 19 of 25
What is the difference between topographic surveys and horizontal control surveys?
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Question 20 of 25
Do you have prior experience as a Surveyor?
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Question 21 of 25
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 22 of 25
What do you know about our company?
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Question 23 of 25
What sorts of things have you done to become better qualified for surveying?
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Question 24 of 25
If there were one area you've always wanted to improve upon, what would that be?
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Question 25 of 25
If someone moved a pin, how would you go about correcting the pin location to it's real spot?
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About Surveyor

August 30th, 2017

Surveyors carry out surveys on properties. Their main aim is to establish property boundaries and provide data that is used in projects related to map-making, engineering, and construction. As part of their job, surveyors measures distances between points on, below and above the Earth's surface, using highly sophisticated technology. They also research land and survey records to determine land titles and official boundaries for leases, deeds, and other legal documents.
Anyone wishing to pursue a career as a surveyor must have a bachelor's degree in a field related to civil engineering, geology or forestry. Many states require surveyors to work under a licensed surveyor before being allowed to work independently in this role. Surveyors must have strong organizational, time-management, problem-solving and precision skills.
At the interview, your interviewer will question you extensively to determine if you know what this role involves. They will want to know if you have the technical knowledge and the precision skills to carry out accurate surveys. Convincing the interviewer of your ability to do the job well is the key to a successful interview. At Mock Questions, you will find a long list of commonly asked questions and suggestions for how to answer them. Going through these questions and answers is a good way to prepare for your upcoming interview.

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