When you’re applying for a remote job, you will be asked different questions than with a regular job interview. If you want to know what to expect and what questions you will probably be asked, reading this blog is a must for you. Read along to find out which questions you need to have an answer to!
1. Why do you want to work remotely?
There can be many different reasons why you want to do remote jobs. When you are asked this question, it is good to explain your situation and to tell your future boss if there are any special circumstances. But a piece of advice with this question is to not only make it about yourself. You can mention why working from home would fit your situation, but also tell how your boss would benefit from you working remotely.
2. How do you minimize distractions when working remotely?
Companies that hire people to work remotely will probably know about all the distractions that can be present in a workspace. With this question, it is important to make a plan about how you want to stay productive and restrict distractions as much as possible. When you are asked this question, you can tell about this plan and how you plan on sticking with it. You can read our blog about productivity hacks to get to know more about being productive in working from home.
3. How would you deal with the absence of face-to-face contact?
Some people will find it hard to have no face-to-face contact to fall back on. With this question your future boss wants to find out how you communicate with people digitally and if this work would suit you. Because if you don’t like working on your own and not being able to see your colleagues, working remotely might not be the best choice for you. By answering this question, try to get across that you are willing to adapt and do what it takes to communicate with colleagues.
4. How do you schedule your day?
Here your employer wants to know how you go about your day and how you like to work. Are you a morning or an evening person? What are certain routines that you have? With this question it is best to answer honestly and tell the interviewer the ways and moments that you are most productive.
5. How would you solve a problem when all your colleagues are offline?
With this question, the interviewer will want to know how you deal with situations on your own. By answering this question, you need to make sure that you get across your ability to make independent decisions when needed.
Now you know what to expect in a remote job interview, you will want to put it into practice. Find a remote job vacancy that you like and apply. This way you can show in your interview how prepared you are for your remote job career!