Urban and Regional Planners Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Urban and Regional Planners interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Why should we hire you?

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List of 30 Urban and Regional Planners Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Why should we hire you?

  2. 2.

    Tell me about your portfolio. What were some of your favorite projects and why?

  3. 3.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

    What do you know about our company?

  6. 6.

    How have you incorporated public transportation into your past designs or planning projects?

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  9. 9.

    How are your communication skills?

  10. 10.

    What cities have you studied that impressed you the most?

  11. 11.

    Are you a detail-oriented person?

  12. 12.

    What projects have you worked on in the past?

  13. 13.

    What professional organizations do you belong to?

  14. 14.

    What do you believe makes for a strong community?

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    Why is urban planning important to you?

  18. 18.

    Where do you get your inspiration from?

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

    Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a colleague, what was the conflict, and how did you resolve it?

  21. 21.

    What area of this city do you think has the most potential?

  22. 22.

    What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as an urban and regional planner?

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

    Tell me about your education. How has it prepared you for a career as an urban and regional planner?

  25. 25.

    Describe a time where you worked well under pressure.

  26. 26.

    How would your former employer describe you?

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

    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?

  29. 29.

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

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    Do you have any questions for me?