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Volkswagen Group of America
Environmental Regulation Specialist was asked...20 June 2018

why are you interested in this position

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Because i will like to contribute my quota to the overall environmental aspiration of your organisation and i believe i have what it takes to do this both educational qualification and experience Less

I have big construction experience

I like Volkswagen Group

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Caltrans

What is the main difference between NEPA and CEQA?

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project description
- alternatives
- scoping
- environmental setting
- initial study
- names of the environmental documents
- mitigation measure monitoring
- mitigation measure requirements Less

NEPA is a disclosure process that assesses the impacts of reasonable alternatives and may choose the least damaging one. CEQA is an environmental impact analysis impact process that results in a decision document choosing the least damaging alternative Less

Major difference is NEPA is federal (EIS) and CEQA is State of CA (EIR). If you left this out, can see why you would not get the job! Less

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BNSF Railway

Questions related to project management, planning, scheduling, costing, tracking, regulatory, project financial, staff and vendor management. I was also asked about specific projects where costs were reduced, profits were increased etc. because of the decisions I made. Questions on potential to relocate, etc. I was asked for specific examples of how I think my experience, education and skills would help me with my role at BNSF if I was hired.

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Ok I figured. I'm waiting for results too so it made me wonder when I saw this. Thanks. Less

Posted right after the interview. Should have clarified.

Have you already gotten notified of 'no offer' or did you post this right after the interview on July 7? Less

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Merck

Are you currently working?

3 Answers

No I’m not

I was working but now I’m not working because our company got closed because of COVID-19 thank you Less

Please look at my resume again.

The DPI Group

Do you do drugs

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no

No

No

What is the composition of air

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Air contains 78% Nitrogen and 20.5% oxygen and 0.004% Argon and small percentages of other gases Less

Composition of air Nitrogen 78% , Oxygen 21%,Carbon dioxide,water Vapour and other gases 1% Less

And the above concentrations are in terms of volume

Hackensack Meridian Health

why do you want to work for this company?

3 Answers

Do you have a job now ?

I want to work for this company I want a job that is secure. Worked for billing companies that come and go I want job security Less

I presently do have a job

Caltrans

Please name all acronyms that you know in the environmental field and explain what they are for.

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 USFW: U.S. Fish &Wildlife  BLM: Bureau of Land Management  EPA: Environmental Protection Agency  ACOE: U.S. Army Corps Engineers  NES: Natural Environmental Study  BA: Biological Assessment  BO: Biological Opinion  ESA: Endangered Species Act  2081 or ITP: Section 2081 of Fish and Game Code  ITP: Incidental Take Permit  NWP: Nationwide Permit  California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  Less

 USFW: U.S. Fish &Wildlife  BLM: Bureau of Land Management  EPA: Environmental Protection Agency  ACOE: U.S. Army Corps Engineers  NES: Natural Environmental Study  BA: Biological Assessment  BO: Biological Opinion  ESA: Endangered Species Act  2081 or ITP: Section 2081 of Fish and Game Code  ITP: Incidental Take Permit  NWP: Nationwide Permit  California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  Less

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Less

Yukon Government

"How have you dealt with workplace conflict?"

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I listened to arguments from each side, then found and communicated the common ground to each party Less

resolve the conflact

Coneco Engineers and Scientists

The very first question I was asked by the first manger I met was: "So you are still on your parents insurance?"

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He profiled my age which forced me to reveal my true age in response to the question. Less

Must say - they should hire you as your observations are spot on. Less likely that they asked you that to figure out your age, more that they prefer to pay for health insurance so they are more likely to hire someone who can still be covered under their parents' coverage. Less

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