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Top 25 Surveyor Interview Questions

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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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"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."
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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Question 4 of 25
Tell me about your apprenticeship? What are a few things you learned that really stand out?
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"I spent 1 year as an apprentice with XYZ and during that period I learned many useful things related to our job. It helped me in polishing my skills and knowledge and also gave me the practical exposure that I needed. The most important thing that I learned from that period was that whatever we do we should do it with full dedication and attention and we will be successful in it."
This questions focuses on finding more about you and your personality. The interviewer wants to know how do you interact with your colleagues and seniors and how do you react to criticism if any. An apprenticeship is full of learning experiences and some criticism which might be positive as well as negative. What were the things you learned during your period of training and whether it helped in shaping you as a better surveyor is being asked here. For answering this question start by telling the interviewer about how long was the apprenticeship period, what were your responsibilities, anything that you really liked, and anything that you feel thankful about learning during those days. Try to be positive in your response, and don't show any signs of dislike towards your team members or your boss. You might want to show yourself as a good team player and employee with this answer.
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How would you rate your organization skills?
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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
How did you begin getting involved in a career in surveying?
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Question 10 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 11 of 25
How do you feel about the paperwork side of surveying?
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Question 12 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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Question 13 of 25
How do you manage difficult co-workers?
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Question 14 of 25
What is the most challenging part of surveying for you?
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Question 15 of 25
How do you plan and prioritise your work?
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Question 16 of 25
Give an example when your ethics were tested at work.
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Question 17 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 18 of 25
What is the difference between topographic surveys and horizontal control surveys?
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Question 19 of 25
Do you have prior experience as a Surveyor?
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Question 20 of 25
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 21 of 25
What do you know about our company?
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Question 22 of 25
What sorts of things have you done to become better qualified for surveying?
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Question 23 of 25
If there were one area you've always wanted to improve upon, what would that be?
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Question 24 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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Question 25 of 25
How do you handle high-stress situations at work?
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Question 1 of 25
How do you rate your decision making and problem solving abilities?
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I rate my decision making skills on a scale of 7 and my problem solving abilities on a scale of 9
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Really well. For most of my classes I had to figure out the work and projects on my own.
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After making good decision and giving full attention on my work.
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I think that engineering study and work on build, teach me how can I deal with many problems and find a good solution on each situation.
Question 2 of 25
What are the primary responsibilities of a surveyor?
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To make sure the building or a land is in the proper location.
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Document findings during routine survey and advise staff on changes and provide corrective actions if needed with a deadline.
Question 3 of 25
Why did you choose a career as a Surveyor?
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I chose it not knowing exactly what it was, however once I completed training and applied it in real world situations I fell in love with it.
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I wanted to work in a position where I am able to make important decisions that will impact the client's life in a safe and positive way.
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I want to choose my career as Land Surveyor because buidling is always on my interest. From an early age I watched many documental movies on Discovery (associate with buidling), I finally I decide to go on engineering study and this was good choice.
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I like work as surveyor which is allow to me to work aboard in different location.
Question 4 of 25
Tell me about your apprenticeship? What are a few things you learned that really stand out?
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Many of Qdtalmt Alanny worked in many projects such as roads, buildings and learned precision and focus.
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Many of Qdtalmt Alanny worked in many projects such as roads, buildings and learned precision and focus.
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That precision and being well organized are keys to success.
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Excellent monitoring and good deciplane and how to perfect your trade.
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I learn that I can do topography survey because I great experience.
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I learn a lot of things that help me to be good in me work such as how to manage my team, hard working.
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Communication skills, and customer satifaction.
Question 5 of 25
How would you rate your organization skills?
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The style and way of work and completion of projects.
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The style and way of work and completion of projects.
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Well if I were to describe my organizational skills, I would say it's exceptional. Throughout my previous jobs I have never had an issueswith organizing.
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Give me an example of when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done .?
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I think that my organization skills is good, both in managing people and organization my own work. Currently I managing 2 surveyors team (4 person) and working as a leading surveyor on 2 builds on the same time.
Question 6 of 25
Why do you want to be a surveyor?
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Because I love all the work concerning the mental capacity.
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Because I love all the work concerning the mental capacity.
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Because I love constrction work.
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I've been surveyor in past ten year and I love the my carrer.
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I enjoy working outdoors and being involved in projects. From a-z watching a project come to life and be completed and knowing I had a part it helping make this a possibility is very satifying.
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To keep the population of the vulnerable and disabled safe.
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When I graduated technical school I decided to go on University and Technology in Cracow on some direction on study close to building. I always wanted to be someone important and work on great build's, so I decided to was a Surveyor. Now I can realize my youngfull dreams.
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At the beginning it was little hard to me work aboard but by the time I enjoy being surveyor.
Question 7 of 25
Do you enjoy the outdoors?
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If course. Work on the field is the best part of Surveyor working. I can meet new people and through the conversation with them, I can teach many important things and through my skills I can show them my knowlegde.
Question 8 of 25
What area of surveying, do you find to be most challenging?
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The most challenging part to me is the old school computations.
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4. Give me an example of when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done .
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I think that the work on build as a lead surveyor. Work on build requires nerves of steel, self-control and logical thinking. In many cases you must think quickly, about how can you measure a different things (you can't say just it's not possible), you must manage (on bigger investment) a few people in this way that no one had to wait for your setting out and beyond work on field you must be all time focus on working in office.
Question 9 of 25
How did you begin getting involved in a career in surveying?
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First begin in helpers after all became challenging to me how they did the surveying.
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Based off of my army apptutude score I was able to chose this career.
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Being surveyed all the time.
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After study and with the help of my brother.
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When I was the Assistant Surveyor I on my own developed my knowledge on AutoCAD environmental. I was read many tutorials and articles, watched videos and finally I went to AutoCAD consulting centre where I got certificates on begginer and advanced level of knowledge on Civil 3D. I still develope my skills by continous work on Civil 3D.
Question 10 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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Inform the engineer and make some remedy o rectify.
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As a new surveyor I didn't take the best field notes, I forgot to capture the placement and description of where a particular bench mark was and when I returned to the site I wasted a large amount of time trying to find it. I make sure I keep an accurate and thourough set of field notes.
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I provided a list of requirements to the caregiver.
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When I worked as land surveyor on building highway, I put the wrong heights of steel cable under the surface with concrete (I set the wrong height of prism), in effect the cable was 3cm heigher than project value. Quickly with my boss we recalculate vertical allignment on "bad section", and put the good heights. In final effect vertical allignment was pull up about 5mm (ofcourse without affecting quality of works and for future use) and the subcontractor was pleased because they don't incur additional costs.
Question 11 of 25
How do you feel about the paperwork side of surveying?
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Normal feeling coz surveyor need to make some report.
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I feel it is necessary and a vital part of our job.
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I don't have any problems with paperwork side of surveying. I can both preparing data for setting out and processing data from measurement. I am effectively both on work on 3d models (to grader or digger), on calculations embankments and excavation, I know how preparing data to seeting out underground utilities, above-ground elements (based on documentations ) and of course I can create as-build documentation.
Question 12 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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Managing stage working important forpollio in company.
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In a supervisory position.
Question 13 of 25
How do you manage difficult co-workers?
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Encourage them how to work easy happy.
Question 14 of 25
What is the most challenging part of surveying for you?
Question 15 of 25
How do you plan and prioritise your work?
Question 16 of 25
Give an example when your ethics were tested at work.
Question 17 of 25
Give an example of a situation when you demonstrated the willingness to lead and that helped your company.
Question 18 of 25
What is the difference between topographic surveys and horizontal control surveys?
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Topographic survey called the geographical and horizontal is local survey like line and offset.
Question 19 of 25
Do you have prior experience as a Surveyor?
Question 20 of 25
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Surveyor is the first and last in construction.
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My dedication to acquire additional skill sets to meet the needs of my company and to be better prepared for unexpected situations.
Question 21 of 25
What do you know about our company?
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Its a good company make everything to meet the requirement of the client.
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You provide services for the elderly, disabled and vulnerable population.
Question 22 of 25
What sorts of things have you done to become better qualified for surveying?
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Study more about drawing and how to fix it.
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Prepared brochures and paperwork that indicate the requirements along with a survey to provide feedback on necessary changes.
Question 23 of 25
If there were one area you've always wanted to improve upon, what would that be?
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More care to less the mistake.
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Over working and doing others work.
Question 24 of 25
If someone moved a pin, how would you go about correcting the pin location to it's real spot?
User-Submitted Answers
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In construction nothing is permanent sometimes they have to move for the mintime.
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If someone moved a pin, I simply try to renew it. It's depend what is the pin representing, but finally I would set out it again, or if worker have a drawing I try to explain how they can it renew.
Question 25 of 25
How do you handle high-stress situations at work?

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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