One of the most crucial steps in landing any new position is the interview. For work at home positions, this is usually conducted via telephone, video chat, or a combination of both. This interview is your chance to shine and show your potential employer that you are the best person for the job. Below are a few tips to help you to rock your interview.
In order to stand out from the crowd, do your research! Research the company- their history, their products and services, and even their leadership executives. We also recommend researching the person who will be conducting the interview, so that you are prepared and have an idea of who you will be speaking with.
Another step in your preparations should be rehearsing potential interview questions. Some common interview questions might include:
Why do you want this position/Why do you want to work for this company? - This is where you can show off your research skills and show that you are knowledgeable about the company.
What makes you the best candidate for this position? - This is your time to shine! Flaunt your skills and achievements, including your WAH Certification!
What are you looking to get out of a position with this company? - Be honest! Interviewers know when someone is giving an answer that they think the interviewers want to hear.
What are your weaknesses? - This is a tough one. Again, be honest! Turn your weaknesses into strengths.
Professional Surroundings and Appearance
You should think about the impression you create with this interview the same way that you would with a face to face situation. Even if the interview is via telephone only, you should dress in business casual or business professional clothing. This will help you feel more confident and professional during the call.
In addition to dressing appropriately for a video interview, make sure the background is free of distractions and clutter. If other people are home during your interview, be sure to keep to a separate room where you will not be disturbed. Paying attention to your surroundings will go a long way during a video interview. Interviewers will take note of any mess in the background, so be sure to clear away that pile of clothes you tried on for the interview!
Follow-up with the company post-interview. Stay connected to your work at home community by joining WAHspace, and keep up to date with all of the latest WAH information!