Got a portfolio? Kristina Jacob presents ten tips for preparing for a GIS job interview.
Having sat on both sides of the table, I know that the interview process can sometimes be an uncomfortable and even painful process. To make matters more difficult, the GIS field requires a broad range of skills ranging from cartographic techniques to programming to relational database management. Acquiring enough depth in any of these areas can seem impossible especially when the field is still evolving at a horrendous pace. So what is it that’s really important when it comes to interviewing for a GIS position?
Briefly describe a typical day: A typical day includes assisting planners, engineers & other staff in their GIS needs like mapping, analysis etc. Using GIS to perform studies and briefs for planning commission actions in a city government setting. GIS analysis is used for zoning inquiries, impact analysis, city limits mapping, […]