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Microbiologist interview questions and answers

Interviewing can be a tedious and stressful time. Which questions should you ask, which ones are appropriate? Do you prepare a question list for interviews? This article takes a look at powerful interview questions, and gives insight into the kind of character traits the right questions can reveal.

Tips Microbiologist interview questions and answers

Dress appropriately. Plan your outfit at least the night before and make sure it is clean/pressed.

Turn OFF your cell phone (a lot of people forget this one).

Bring copies of your resume and references for the interviewer as well as a pad of paper and a pen. Be polite and friendly to EVERYONE that you meet because the hiring manager may ask for their opinion.

Look the interviewer in the eyes. Speak clearly. Smile. Try to use "confident" body language.

Stay calm and try to remember that an interview is a 2 way discussion. You're trying to find out of an employer is going to be good for you, just like they are trying to find out if you will be good for them.

Prepare some answers for the typical questions like "tell me about yourself" "what are your greatest strengths/weaknesses" "where do you see yourself in x years" (you can search for interview questions and answers and see what more of the typical questions are as well as the best ways to answer them)

Try to include specific examples of your relevant skills, experience, and abilities in your answers. Remember you're selling yourself so you want to point out things that are relevant to the company.

Stay positive. Try to frame everything in a positive way, even if it is/was horrible. Never speak badly of other people or past positions/companies. There is always something polite to say.

If you find yourself flustered, its ok to ask for a moment to think about the question... it is, afterall, a discussion and discussions have pauses and silence in them.

DO YOUR RESEARCH! Look into the company, their vision, the duties of the job, and the typical pay for a similar position in your area.

Ask questions at the end. You should prepare 5-10 questions (I prepare 8 in case some get answered) based on the research you have done.


Tell me a little about yourself. This is always a tough one because you may be asking yourself “what do they want to know?” Focus on your skills, abilities and your interests. The interviewer wants to know about you and what your plans are for the present and the future. Remember to keep the answer brief because it can set the tone for the rest of the interview.

Why do you want to work for us? Here’s your chance to tell the interviewer why you chose to apply for the job. Don’t say because of the pay. While it is good to be honest, that may be pushing it. This is your opportunity to talk about how this job will help you and mention your availability.

What extracurricular activities do you participate in? This is your chance to talk about you—especially to show your personality. Your extracurricular activities are a reflection of you and your interests.

Why should I hire you? Be honest. Let the interviewer know why you are the best for the job. This is your chance to “sell” yourself and set yourself apart from the other interviewees.

List of Questions

  • What is your mgmt style?? 
  • What other occupations do you work with in this field?
  • (such as microbiologists, surgeons, nurses) All of them we are all here for the patinet. 
  • What are the pro's and cons to working as a microbiologist?
  • What is your daily routine like?
  • Do you enjoy your career?
  • Was there anything you wished you knew before or while becoming a microbiologist?
  • Do you consider microbiology a rewarding career?
  • Are any extra skills required?(such as carrying heavy objects or laboratory skills).
  • What made you want to work in this field? I have always liked science sent for the catalogue in the 6th grade