Aapg Quiz: Interviewing Skills

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Aapg Quiz: Interviewing Skills

You’re on the hunt for a new geology job, and – wonder of wonders – you've landed an interview. What should you do, not just to make yourself ready for that encounter, but to make yourself as attractive a job candidate as possible? What elements do you know of a successful Job Quest? View this presentation and then take our quiz: http://education. Aapg. Org/presentation/interview. Pdf


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Prior to the Interview, one must:
    • A. 

      Do your homework

    • B. 

      Develop questions

    • C. 

      Logistics

    • D. 

      Rehearse

    • E. 

      Contact your references

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    First impressions matter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Interviewers will NOT be considering your:
    • A. 

      Professional appearance

    • B. 

      Your tattoos

    • C. 

      Posture and poise

    • D. 

      Smile and agreeable demeanor

  • 4. 
    When given a question, you want to respond as quickly as possible while avoiding the question.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Your professional attire should:
    • A. 

      Be better formal than too informal

    • B. 

      Cover body art

    • C. 

      Have discreet jewelry

    • D. 

      Conservative footwear

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which is NOT used in overcoming interview Jitters:
    • A. 

      Pencil biting

    • B. 

      Being well prepared

    • C. 

      Taking a deep breath and focusing

    • D. 

      Do not rush through your answer

  • 7. 
    Before the interview, you should arrive around fifteen minutes early.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    At the interview you need to bring:
    • A. 

      Resume

    • B. 

      Drivers License

    • C. 

      Social Security Card

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    During the interview, you want to sell yourself and express enthusiasm for the job.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    If you know you are going to be a "no show" to the interview, you just do not show.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Focus on the salary and make sure to discuss it at the beginning of the interview.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    When discussing reasons for leaving a job, you want to use a neutral phrase such as, "involuntary separation".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    If you have job gaps in your employment history, be sure to think of positive ways you were spending your time between jobs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Following up after the interview you want to:
    • A. 

      Thank interviewer for their time

    • B. 

      Send a friendly email

    • C. 

      Wait a week till inquiring about decision

    • D. 

      Restate your interest and commitment to the position

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    What do you do when they offer you the job?
    • A. 

      Be enthusiastic and professional

    • B. 

      Ask for offer in writing

    • C. 

      Get all the details

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    As a Geologist, one wants to make sure to align their experience with their employers needs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Why Geology matters in Engineering and Geophysics team?
    • A. 

      Fractures matter

    • B. 

      Faults matter

    • C. 

      Geochemistry and fingerprinting

    • D. 

      Basins and environments

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    It is not a good idea to take the time to put together a mission and vision statement to include in your resume.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    It is smart to express ideas about new trends and future possibilities within your interview.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Within the interview, one wants to talk about their Geology / Petroleum experience by:
    • A. 

      Listing petroleum Geology related academic projects

    • B. 

      Describing all internships and include bullet points of lessons learned

    • C. 

      Discussing software they are familiar with

    • D. 

      Including Geophysics and Engineering experience

    • E. 

      All of the above

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