Going back to Remote Staff’s application process, there will be two interviews you’ll have to pass.
The first interview is with a recruitment officer. When you qualify, you’ll be interviewed again, but this time, by the client of your target role.
Among the steps in the application process, the interview is the most nerve-wracking. Even an exceptional applicant may not express himself/herself well when put on-the-spot.
However, instead of focusing on your fears, why not look on the brighter side?
Seize this opportunity. Get excited. Here are things you need to prepare for on the interviews.
For the Skype Video Interview, you must have:
Please ensure that your remote working area is free from noise and distractions. Also, during the interview dress up and comb your hair. It’s best to wear at least a business casual attire.
Next, prepare for the questions the recruitment officer may ask you. Most likely, it will start with “Tell me about yourself.”
This is your first chance to impress the recruitment officer.
Don’t forget to narrate your experiences that are relevant to the role you are applying for.
The recruiter’s next questions would likely be based on what you said.
The recruitment officer will certainly ask you these questions:
Questions related to the required experience for the role you are applying for:
Give your honest answer to the questions. Use your experiences at work and your background knowledge.
Having your resume by your side is also handy so that you can refer to it when asked.
Aside from what you say, your voice conveys a message. Be aware of your tone, pitch, and pace. Pause when necessary. For the recruiter to hear you clearly, position your microphone at the edge of your mouth or slightly below it.
Also, bear in mind that this is a video interview. The recruiter can also see your facial expressions. Be confident. Smile and be personable.
Sometimes, all you need is to practice. Rehearse with someone while recording yourself. In this way, you can assess how you deliver your answers. And afterwards, you can adjust and practice again.
By doing this, you’ll be more than ready in your Skype interview.
You only have one chance to make a first impression. By following the tips above, you are more likely to snag that remote working job you’ve always wanted. Good luck!