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Urban and Regional Planners Interview Questions

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Tell me about your education. How has it prepared you for a career as a Urban and Regional Planner?

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Urban and Regional Planners Interview Questions & Answers

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    Tell me about your education. How has it prepared you for a career as a Urban and Regional Planner?

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    What cities have you studied that impressed you the most?

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    When have you worked with difficult individuals? For example, people that may have very poor communication skills. How do you handle these situations?

  4. 4.

    Where do you get your inspiration from?

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    What is most important to you, something quick and flashy, or something that is timeless?

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    Describe a time where you worked well under pressure.

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    What projects have you worked on in the past?

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    What do you know about our company?

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    What area in this city do you believe has the most potential?

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    Have you studied a poorly planned city project? Tell me about it and what went wrong.

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    Why are you the best candidate for us?

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    What would you begin to change about our community if you were given full access for planning today.

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    What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Urban and Regional Planner?

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    When have you provided an excellent presentation? Describe it to me, and why it was successful.

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    When have you had to explain a process or idea, to someone who was either stubborn to the idea, or just did not understand the idea or process?

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    What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

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    Why should we hire you?

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    Why is urban planning important to you?

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    Tell me about a project you studied in college that impressed you the most.

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    How have you incorporated public transportation into your past designs?

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    Tell me about your portfolio. What do you like about it? What would you change?

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    What do you believe makes a happy community?

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    Where do you see yourself in five years?

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    The planning process involves input from numerous groups, which requires great communication skills. When have you exemplified such skills in past work?

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    What civic organizations do you belong to?

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    Are you a detail oriented person?

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    How are your communication skills?

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    How would your former employer describe you?

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    How well do you know this market?