When hiring chemists, employers are looking for applicants with scientific knowledge and hands-on experience to perform successful chemical experiments and research. In an interview context, be ready to answer behavioural questions about your educational background and lab experience as well as technical questions that will test your proficiency of chemical theory. Before applying, make sure you know which subdiscipline of chemistry the job falls under and review how your background fits in with the job.
Here are three top chemist interview questions and tips on how to answer them:
How to answer: The interviewer wants to get an idea of your excitement for the field and gauge how informed you are about new chemistry advancements with this question. Make sure you read up on the latest developments and trends in the chemistry field on a regular basis and especially before your interview. Answer the question with something that you read or heard about that interests you and explain why you find it exciting and relevant.
How to answer: Answer this by providing information about your latest or most interesting research. Talk about the goals you tried to achieve, why you were involved in the research and how it progressed. You can also provide some insight into how it helped your employer. If you are just starting out in your chemist career, talk about your thesis and your work while at university.
How to answer: Start your answer to this question by explaining a challenge you came across. Make sure you have something to talk about that you were able to work through. You can then provide details about how you solved the problem, whether that involved doing more research, reading industry journals or talking with your colleagues.
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