Complete Guide toWork From Home Job Interviews

YiYiEnglish - Remote 

We ask our teachers make a 6 month or 1 year commitment to ensure continuity for our students. Teach English Online - Flexible, Work From Home.

Electronic Arts - Baton Rouge, LA 3.8

Testers will not only identify and record a problem, but also try to work out what is causing it. Minimum Technical Work from Home Requirements:

$12 an hour

Assurant - Bothell, WA 3.5

We’ve seen great success from, but not limited to, people with backgrounds like retail salespeople, fast paced call center or customer service agents, business…

$2,500 - $3,000 a month

CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance - Remote 

American Family CONNECT Property Casualty Insurance Company invites you to apply. This position is eligible for 100% remote work if the candidate is near able…

$20 an hour

AT&T - Bothell, WA 3.8

Whether you’re answering direct calls, transferred calls or trouble tickets, you’ll work with the latest systems and tools to assist our customers.

Transparent Language - Nashua, NH 3.5

Availability during evenings and/or weekends. This position can be based anywhere, but instructors must have a computer with a fast, reliable internet…

$12 - $20 an hour

Credit Acceptance - Atlanta, GA 3.5

Flexible scheduling that allows you to pick your own hours on your assigned flex days. 90-day Onboarding Bonus Guarantee adds at least $3.70 for each hour spent…

$18 an hour

Uncommon Goods - Brooklyn, NY 4.2

(ONLY accepting applications from applicants in New York State). Reliability and commitment to weekly work schedule is a MUST. Strong written and verbal skills.

$23 an hour

Boston Medical HealthNet Plan - Charlestown, MA 3.2

Each Customer Care Representative is expected to take complete responsibility for every interaction with members or providers by delivering outstanding service…

$18 an hour

Envision Radiology - Colorado Springs, CO 2.9

We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital…

Estimated: $26,000 - $32,000 a year

Sitel - Fishers, IN 3.5

Receive and process chats and/or calls to answer customer questions about order status, delivery, errors, returns, membership or other concerns with online…

$15 an hour

AAA Northeast - Fairhaven, MA 3.2

Takes road service calls while dealing with member's emotional state (e.g., safety, calming down an angry member, providing reassurance to an anxious member,…

Estimated: $32,000 - $44,000 a year

Complete Guide toWork From Home Job Interviews

Telework has become an increasingly desirable profession with [countless opportunities](https://www.forbes.com/sites/jrose/2019/01/22/Work From Home-jobs-from-remote/). With this guide to work from home job interviews, you can make sure you seize one of these forward-looking opportunities.

What does an interview for a work from home job look like?

Phone interviews have become less common as video interviews become easier, but small companies and traditional hiring managers will still make use of phone interviews. Questions asked in these interviews will center largely around your availability and dependability, both of which are crucial for working from home. Make sure you find a quiet place with no distractions during the phone interview.

Video interviews are the most common type you'll encounter when you're applying to a work from home job. Since these jobs are often performed with specific computer software or using client websites, a video interview provides employers a chance to see the environment you'll be working from. The key to mastering these interviews is simple - make sure that you're presentable and eloquent, minimizing outside noise.

You won't typically do in-person interviews for work from home jobs. The nature of the hiring process means that the company you're working with is unlikely to be in your immediate area—but if they do have representatives who want to interview you in-person, business casual clothing and a focus on experience relevant to the position are both musts.

Panel interviews are a relative unknown in the world of work from home jobs. You'll only have multiple representatives around to perform these specialized interviews if you're in the same city as your company is located in—luckily, using resources like LinkedIn can allow you to get an idea of the personalities you'll be interviewing with. Panel interviews are used to gauge your ability to work in a group, so try and engage with each of the interviewers individually throughout the interview.

Project interviews have become more common as the work from home field has become [more competitive (https://hbr.org/2012/05/projects-are-the-new-job-inter)—these interviews require you to create materials proving your experience up-front, usually in direct competition with other candidates for the job. Entry-level work from home jobs will rarely offer this type of evaluation, but if you're looking to get hired at competitive rates, you should be ready to prove yourself with a project interview.

Example interview questions

Entry Level Questions

What is your favorite thing about working from home?

This is the kind of casual question you can expect at the entry level. Employers will use these questions to get an idea of your personality and character while establishing a rapport.

Focus on the positives of the industry - lower stress, more free time and variable rates capable of reaching astounding highs.

What is your least favorite thing about working from home?

This question serves largely the same purpose, but your answer shows more about your experience.

Candidates without much work from home experience will often bring up the social aspects they miss from an office position - if you want to create an impression that you've been at it for a while, talk about difficulties in client acquisition.

Mid-level questions

How is your home office organized?

This is a common question because it establishes that you've created yourself a comfortable space for working from home - this is the place where you'll put forth the majority of your work, so your employer will want to be sure that you'll have minimal distractions that slow the progress of work or even reduce the quality of what you submit.

While answering this question, make sure that you emphasize order and organization in your home office - the more trust that your employer has that you'll put forward good work in your home office, the better your chances are.

How do you stay motivated while working from home?

Working from home, despite all the advantages, can be a disaster if the worker doesn't stay motivated. This is disappointing for the client and can lead to financial ramifications if the project isn't completed on time. Clients ask this question to make sure you've got enough experience to stay active while you're not being supervised.

Answers should emphasize natural methods like meditation, periodic breaks and pure grit. Try to shy away from joke answers or implying that you rely on coffee or energy drinks.

C-level questions

How will you establish respect from workers in remote positions?

If you're being considered for a C-Level position where you're working from home, it's likely you're overseeing the rest of the workers on a project. The hiring manager will want to make sure that you're capable of motivating the workers and getting good work out of them.

Emphasize a focus on quality. You should demand quality from your workers and demand respect by helping them see that same quality in themselves. Workers who believe they're doing good work will always stay motivated.