Zookeeper Interview Questions

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Tell me about your post-secondary education. What was your most challenging course? Which course was your favorite?

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  1. 1.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education. What was your most challenging course? Which course was your favorite?

  2. 2.

    How do you believe your coworkers would describe you?

  3. 3.

    Do you feel performance should be rewarded over experience?

  4. 4.

    Why are you the best zookeeper for us?

  5. 5.

    Tell me about a situation where you had to quickly adapt to inevitable changes as a Zookeeper.

  6. 6.

    Are you able to cope with stressful situations?

  7. 7.

    Why is this job right for you at this time in your career?

  8. 8.

    What have you done to further your own professional development in the past 5 years?

  9. 9.

    When have you given a suggestion on improving an exhibit? Was your suggestion well-received?

  10. 10.

    How do you continue learning about animals now that you have completed college?

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    In what ways do you enrich the animals lives?

  12. 12.

    When have you worked in an environment where you had to get dirty, sweaty, etc.?

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    Have you ever mentored an apprentice zookeeper?

  14. 14.

    Tell me about some successful animal training programs you designed. What was the initial problem you wanted to solve, and did you?

  15. 15.

    Have you volunteered at our zoo before? If so, what was your experience like?

  16. 16.

    Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?

  17. 17.

    Do you consider yourself an encourager? Give an example of a time when you helped others to be more enthusiastic in the workplace.

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    How does this position fit into your career goals?

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    What has been your biggest professional win?

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    How do you stay on schedule with animal feeding, bathing and exercise routines? What gets top priority when scheduling your time?

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    How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?

  22. 22.

    Have you ever been overloaded with work?

  23. 23.

    Where do you see yourself five years from now?

  24. 24.

    Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.

  25. 25.

    What are your salary expectations?

  26. 26.

    Tell me about a time when you had to lead a team.

  27. 27.

    Why do you want to work for us?

  28. 28.

    What questions do you have for me?

  29. 29.

    Why is it important to regularly measure an animals weight?

  30. 30.

    Tell me about your education. How did it prepare you for this position?

  31. 31.

    Have you ever had to deal with a serious sickness or injury of an animal in your zoo?

  32. 32.

    What is your favorite animal to care for?