"Not ones to ask...but two of my most memorable:
1. (background: 1st job interview out of college...never having worked in an l.a. office) I was asked if I had ever "put together CD's". My mind froze and all I could think of were…"
"I recently had a similar discussion with two LAs, one a professor and one in practice. They both talked about the need for good writing skills The professor said writing comprises roughly 70% of our daily activities, from email to proposals. So, if…"
"The National Arbor Day Foundation has a program dedicated to designing and creating natural playgrounds. It's called Nature Explore. They have lots of information, ideas, and resources. The Nature Explore team is a smart, dedicated band of…"
A few years back we had Mayor Wellington Webb, who was a great proponent of landscape architecture and made a great push for a green ring along the Platte. Northside Park, 16th street Mall, and historic Olmstead designs. Plus,…"
"Googeling, or Yahooing reveals the creative person. No fantasy, copying others had developed.
Give the guys 5 minutes to sketch something, give everyone the same task but only 5 min. Give them another 5 min to verbally describe something but assess…"
"What do you see yourself doing in the next year?
(basically, what do you perceive the job being offered to be)
What do you see yourself doing 5 years from now?
What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
I am beginning a search for a new employee. I have several candidates lined up, but I'm looking for some good interview questions. I've searched the internet but most questions are very general, not very LA specific.I am the Sr. Landscape Architect for a City, and the job will be for an assistant LA.What are the best interview questions you've ever asked or been asked?See More
"I have been on numerous job interviews and one of the questions was "What designer do you pattern your design aesthetics after?" I've also been asked "what type of work (civic, commercial, residential) I prefer…"
"I did some quick sketches and wrote a limerick about a wheelbarrow. Then I attempted to fold a piece of paper into something that resembled an ironing board. I think the alien would've been baffled but it worked for me - I was offered the job…"
"Well, Lao, I sort of disagree with you here.
Unless maybe you're responding to an AD - that posts the salary range.....I don't believe "money" should come up in the FIRST interview. But, in the SECOND interview for…"
I replied to your question last night....guess it didn't go thru.
Hey......if I may, I would like to "highly recommend" a job interview book to you called: "HIRE ME" by Patricia Drain.
I came across this…"
"At one interview I was presented with sheets of blank paper, coloured pens and pencils and asked: "pretend you have to describe a wheelbarrow and an ironing board to an alien."
I was slightly taken aback but on reflection I think this is a…"
Hi Edward - Thanks for the response. I'm doing well these days. Work brought me out to Portland a bit over a year ago and it's been a great experience. My family and I are pretty much acclimated to Oregon and we try to spend our weekends exploring new places.
I try to keep up with Land8, but find that I don't use it much myself. How are you these days? What are you up to?