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By Megainterview Career Coach

Surveyors Interview Questions & Answers


Surveyors make precise measurements to determine property boundaries.

Interviewers look for candidates who demonstrate excellent skills such as:

In this blog, we discuss commonly asked interview questions during job interviews for surveyors positions. We also discuss the qualities that interviewers look for in successful candidates. In other words, we’re here to help you out!

Also, read more about frequently asked job interview questions here and check our job interview preparation checklist.

Skills Interviewers Look For In Successful Candidates

Below we discuss the skills that you can highlight in your answers to demonstrate that you’re qualified for the job.

Communication skills

Why the interviewer is interested in your imagination:

Surveyors must provide clear instructions to team members, clients, and government officials. They also must be able to follow instructions from architects and construction managers and explain the job’s progress to developers, lawyers, financiers, and government authorities.

Learn more about communication interview questions and how to answer them!

Attention to detail

Surveyors must work with precision and accuracy because they produce legally binding documents.

Physical stamina

Surveyors traditionally work outdoors, often in rugged terrain. They must be able to walk long distances and for long periods.

Problem-solving skills

Surveyors must figure out discrepancies between documents showing property lines and current conditions on the land. If there were changes in previous years, they must discover the reason behind them and reestablish property lines.

Learn more about problem-solving interview questions and how to answer them!

Time-management skills

Surveyors must be able to effectively plan their time and their team members’ time on the job. This is critical when pressing deadlines exist or while working outside during winter months when daylight hours are short.

Learn more about time-management interview questions and how to answer them!

Visualization skills

Surveyors must be able to envision new buildings and altered terrain.


Surveyors Job Interview Questions & Answers

During a job interview, the hiring manager wants to discuss several things. Think of your:

Below you find a list of commonly asked interview questions.

Examples Of General Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. How would you describe yourself?
  3. Why do you want to work here?
  4. What interests you about this position?
  5. Walk me through your resume.
  6. What motivates you?
  7. Why are you leaving your current job?
  8. Describe your work ethic.
  9. What is your greatest strength?
  10. How does your experience qualify you for this job?
  11. What is your greatest weakness?
  12. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  13. Tell me about a challenging work situation and how you overcame it.
  14. What are your expectations for this position?
  15. What are your career goals?
  16. Why should we hire you?
  17. What did you like most about your last position?
  18. What did you like least about your last position?
  19. How do you handle stress?
  20. What is your greatest accomplishment?

Learn how to answer these common job interview questions!

Examples Of Specific Behavioral Interview Questions

Learn more about answering behavioral interview questions by using the STAR interview technique.

  1. Can you describe how you envision new buildings and altered terrain when working on a project?
  2. Tell me about a time you had to provide clear instructions to a client / team member / government official.
  3. How do you make sure you stay up to date with the latest developments in GIS (or any other related system, device, software)?
  4. Describe a time you made a mistake in your measurements. How did this mistake happen, and how did you solve it?
  5. Which surveying tools are you familiar with to measure a section of land?
  6. Tell me about the GIS (and/or GPS) devices (or applications) you have used to perform your duties as a surveyor.
  7. Tell me something about you that’s not on your resume. How will you bring value to this position?
  8. Describe a time you had to work together with a project manager or an engineer. How did you make sure you worked together as efficiently as possible?
  9. Tell me about a time you made a mistake in your measurements. How did this happen, and how did you solve it?
  10. How is your physical stamina?
  11. Tell me about a time you were involved in streamlining processes to make them more efficient and effective.
  12. How do you prevent ‘X’ from happening?
  13. Tell me how you plan, organize, and prioritize your work.
  14. What’s your specialty as a surveyor?

Learn more about questions to ask the interviewer during your job interview.

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