Preparing for Your First Statistics Job Interview? We’re Here to Help.

You spent long, sleepless nights studying for exams, reading textbooks cover to cover and finally earning your statistics degree – congratulations, you graduated! Now, it’s time to start the job hunt and nail your interviews.

Wherever your search startsThis is Statistics is here to help. While it’s impossible to know exactly what will transpire during your interviews with prospective employers, you can expect to be asked basic questions about p-values, modeling, and statistical analysis software, along with specific questions about the organization and the field you hope to enter. Also, be ready to explain your approach to problem-solving, communicating statistical information to non-statisticians, and sharing examples of past successes to demonstrate your statistical, analytical and critical thinking abilities.

There are numerous online resources describing the types of questions future statisticians can expect to face during job interviews. Here are a few of our favorites:

Job Interview Questions: Statistician Interview Questions

Springboard: 109 Commonly Asked Data Science Interview Questions

Quora: How Should I Prepare For Statistics Questions For a Data Science Interview? 

Simplilearn: 20 Most Popular Data Science Interview Questions

Glassdoor: Statistician Interview Questions

Glassdoor: Google Statistician Interview Questions

Remember, employers are looking for candidates who not only have technical skills but perspectives on how those skills translate to the specific work being done in their organizations. And don’t forget the so-called “soft skills” of communication, organization, teamwork, and creativity. Employers value those, too!

Additional Resources:

Careers in 2018: Tips from a Top Analytics Recruiter

Interview advice from Vanguard

Q&A with industry leaders

Career Advice from Physics Today

Considering a graduate degree in statistics? Visit our graduate studies page for more information.

 

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Related Posts

March Randomness 2021: Congratulations to our Winners!

This spring, This is Statistics launched a new contest: March Randomness, a month-long challenge that encouraged students to test their probability intuition skills, inspired by the Borel board game. The inaugural March Randomness contest drew in 214 participating teams. How it worked: Every Monday through Thursday throughout March, we posed a new probability experiment to students – for…

March Randomness 2021: Meet our Celebrity Statisticians

It’s almost time to announce the winner of the This is Statistics March Randomness spring contest! During this inaugural competition, teams of high school and undergraduate students used their probability intuition to predict outcomes of 16 simple random experiments that used dice, balls, cards, and coins. Before we reveal the winning team later this week,…

Comments are closed.