Interviewing for a position in the GIS field is not that much different from interview in other fields. Here are some tips on how you can prepare for a GIS job interview:
- Show your cartographic skills and GIS skills by bringing along your portfolio. Make sure to have 3-5 good examples of a variety of projects that you participated in to show off your skills and understanding of this field
- Do your homework beforehand! Learn as much as you can about the company or organisation and about how they use GIS. Ask yourself,what technical and soft skills do I have to offer for this company
- Don’t rush to answer: Be precise and succinct in your answers. Takeyour time to think about your answer
- Highlight your experiences by describing how you fit in the organisation, your strengths and common themes and values that is ideal for this role
Remember, finding a GIS job requires time and patience. Good luck!