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Zoologist Interview Questions

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Ryan Brown
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36 Zoologist
Interview Questions

  1. What is your process for making difficult decisions when it comes to an animal's care?

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    • "I take decision after think a lot. Before anaesthizing or killing an animal for any sample collection, I do a slow approach."
  2. Where do you see your zoology career taking you in the next few years?

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    • "A zoology teacher with few papers."
    • "I want to be a professor in zoology."
  3. In your most recent performance review, what did your supervisor have to say about you?

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    • "I was ranked as one of the best teacher in my former employment."
  4. As a zoologist, you have many opportunities to give back to your community. If hired, how do you plan on doing so?

  5. While attending university, what was your most challenging course and why?

  6. A a zoologist, you need to be strong in multiple subjects. Are you stronger in english, algebra, calculus or statistics?

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    • "I only took English to GCSE level, as I didn't see it in my future, but I consider myself excellent at creative writing skills. I have good language abilities, which also extend to my multilingual-ness. I do have quite a flare for algebra, and have built upon my calcuolus and stistics skills In my maths A level,"
    • "No I don't know how to read or do algebra."
  7. There are more career options for a zoologist than some people may think. If you could choose between a career in government, non-profit, working in a museum or zoo - what would you choose?

  8. What do you know about our zoo facility?

  9. Have you ever had (or witnessed) an incident or a close call with an animal? Tell me about it.

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    • "Horse got spooked during a lesson. I fell off and horse managed to trample against my face. I was in a state of scho9ck so couldn't get up for a minute, but once I did, the horse was calmed and I got straight back on. Never be afraid to continue unless you or the animal are still in danger."
    • "Oh yeah I once had a pet hamster that went loose in my house and I found it decayed under my couch a week later."
    • "Have you ever had an incident with an animal."
  10. For the purpose of training and zoology exposure, are you willing to travel, if required?

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    • "I am willing to travel, and have no objections to this: however I do have dietary requirements, keeping strictly kosher. If these requirement are set though, I would be pleased to work abroad."
    • "Yes I enjoy traveling why do ask."
    • "Of course. I love outing & enjoying nature & realising the animals live. Its a matter of chance which I will never miss..."
    • "Yes. Exploring is always good to see new animals."
    • "I can't wait to travel, it will be such a good experience."
    • "Yes I do. I really like the feeling of experiencing new cultures. The animals that may inhabit the new places I go are just an additional bonus!"
  11. Why are you the best zoologist for us?

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    • "I have had an intense dedication to animals for most of my life, working in stables, farms and veterinary practices, and I am enthralled by animal behaviour. I work hard to achieve any goal I a set."
    • "Because I took all the classes in high school and in colleadge."
    • "I am now whos worki in zoology."
    • "Are there any animals you are not willing to work with."
    • "Bcoz I have a beautiful explaining power.& I have a great passion to know about animals behaviour their habit like & dislikes ."
    • "So I could bring the company to a higher position."
    • "Toads. Ill will work with them but I will not hold them."
    • "I have a degree from reputed institute. I have a CSIR JRF fellowship. And I am an easy learner."
    • "Because I am good with any animal and I love had plenty of knowledge."
    • "I have laid my foundation in zoology since my graduation with Zoology Hons and continued this legacy by studying and experiencing through my post graduate, M Phil and PhD research and teaching experience with life sciences, zoology/animal sciences and biotechnology since last 23 years after 1993. I hope, this has equipped me in the best way to a right candidate for the current interview."
  12. What areas could you improve upon to be a better zoologist?

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    • "Study a wider range of species. Until now I have focused mainly on mammals, but would love to study reptiles and amphibians. I had a taste for it in ZSL Zoo Academy last year, and wish to continue my education in this field."
    • "I want to go to the point where I start eating the animals."
    • "How to stay alive when working with dangerous animals."
    • "Off course the magical term DNA leading genetics. My aim should be like to make a person atbest invitro & to have so recombinants which will be blessing for the world of zoology."
    • "My animal physiology is slightly weak. I think I have to work on that."
    • "I can improve in areas like animal cytogenetics, molecular biology, carp and mammalian genetics, animal biotechnology and genetic engineering."
    • "Take in hurt animals andheal them."
    • "Love working with animals."
    • "I need to improve my practical skills and widen my knowledge."
    • "Becoming more familiar with the animals and their anatomy."
  13. As a zoologist, are there any animals you are not willing or able to work with?

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    • "No, I would like do work with all I can."
    • "No there are no animals I wouldnt work with."
    • "I dont like certain insects. Yes offcourse I love to study about them. But till now they are one of the largest class still without any use. But one thing they are helping in food chain so cant avoid them:-("
    • "I love all the animal species so will always love to work with any."
    • "Yeah they are so much animals I didnt like to work with, especially invertebrates."
    • "NO, I wish to work with any animal I get an oppertunity to but most preferredly domesticated mammals will be better."
    • "Sharks, squids, all kinds of ocean animals except dolphins."
    • "I would be open to experience with any animal."
    • "No there isn't I am willing to work any animals."
    • "No I can work with every animal."
  14. Are there any aspects of your current role that you would change if you could?

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    • "If I have to pick I will have to say paper work."
    • "Off course. With kau, thats my fish.. I love it. My mom use to change its water. But one day my dad fed him a lot so its water had became dirty I think unfavourable to him so it undergo infection . That mrng when we saw it my family told me to place it in the pond bcoz otherwise it will die on home. I dined & changed the water 3 tyms feed itnproperly aftrward it played I just felt like its telling me thanq."
    • "I do not have any dislike about being a zoologist. I take it as an oppertunity as well as challenge."
    • "Nothing excepet snakes like cobras and pythons and andacondas."
    • "The people that I have to work with."
  15. If hired, how do you intend on making a difference with our organization?

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    • "I work extremely hard to achieve set goals."
    • "Helping keep endangered species from being endangered and helping them."
    • "I have experienced the way of teaching in institutes outside this locality, where more interaction with teacher and student is encouraged. I can implement that type of teaching here."
    • "I will make me doom fit for teaching and research genetic and molecular aspects of animal sciences."
    • "I am would be excited and I think I would turn out great."
    • "I plan on cleaning the environment as I go and making sure I take care and help the animals."
  16. What drives your career as a zoologist?

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    • "An intense passion for creatures on earth, and love to study their behaviour and rituals in detail. I hope to somehow ake a difference to our planet, bettering our knowledge of less ommon species."
    • "I wanted to study exotic animal for all my life."
    • "I like teaching. I prefer to be a lecturer."
    • "Becuase I love to teach zoology and I love nature."
    • "Because it has a lot of scope in understanding the general biology of animals including human as the most evolved animal. It provides wide oppertunities in medical sciences, pharmaceuticals, animal biotechnology, forensic sciences and evolutionary studies."
    • "I lovew love love animals and it will help our inviorment."
    • "I love animals more than people and their under appreciated sometimes."
  17. Which report have you written that you are most proud of?

  18. Tell me about your research skills.

  19. As a zoologist, you need to be very strong in multiple subjects. Are you stronger in way of biology, physics or chemistry?

  20. Do you consider yourself a strong leader? Tell me about a time when you have led a team.

  21. What has been your favorite animal to study?

  22. Have you ever been involved in any fundraising efforts for animal related causes?

  23. Tell me about your volunteer history.

  24. While attending university, what was your best course and why?

  25. Do you have a mentor in your industry?

  26. Tell me about your post-secondary education. What was your focus for your bachelors' degree?

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    • "I did int. MS from IISER Pune. There is a very good team for biology and everyone gets attracted to it."
    • "I was in soar and I lovre animals."
    • "I started my education as a zoologist with zoology as my honours subjects during graduation and I succeeded with fist class and distinction in zoology."
  27. Tell me about a time when you went over and above expectations for the care of an animal.

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    • "I had to image my cells sitting inside very cold rooms for hours in the night even after 2am."
    • "Whe and I was in collage."
    • "While writting my research publications and during my PhD work."
  28. Often times, young students enjoy interviewing zoologists for their high school reports. Would you willingly take the time out of your day to help these students?

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    • "Sure, in convenience with the time schedule preplanned."
  29. Tell me about a time that you felt overwhelmed at work. How did you ensure you met your deadlines while maintaining a constructive attitude?

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    • "No, but a enjoy a quiet lot my work."
  30. As a zoologist, how important is it to closely follow policy and direction?

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    • "When I was riding my bike I broke my I pod."
    • "During my PhD research work, I had to induce the fishes for breeding. But some times I failed as I could not anticipate the weather and other circumstantial parameters but later I improved a lot."
  31. Do you consider yourself a strong team player?

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    • "I work with people in a coordinated manner with team spirit. My research publications are the proves of it."
  32. If being a zoologist was not an option, what alternate career path would you have taken?

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    • "I have many plannings as alternatives but I can not share in public."
  33. What is your secret to a successful career as a Zoologist?

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    • "Good learning, grasping, realizing and understanding the facts."
  34. What motivates you to be the best zoologist?

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    • "My ambition to be a medical practicioner."
    • "Being able to go to my job every day and work with different animals."
  35. What is your proudest achievement as a zoologist to date?

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    • "8 years of teaching, 7 international publications and more than 10 national publications."
  36. Describe a difficult project you've had as a zoologist and how you mastered it.

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    • "Till now I have not faced such situations."