Acing a remote interview can be tough, especially if you aren’t used to getting interviewed online. I’m happy to conduct a practice online interview for your upcoming meeting, whether it’s for a job or client meeting.
This service is my way of giving back to the community and helping out fellow remote workers.
How to set up your practice online job interview
Contact me with your preferred email address at least one week in advance and include;
- Subject line: “Practice Interview -” followed by your desired position.
- A link to the job posting (preferred) or more information about the position you’re applying to.
- Your resume and/or link to your online portfolio.
- The date of your actual interview.
- What timezone you are in.
Four years into my career as a remote worker, I lost one of my larger clients. There was no scandal, no bad blood, and we exchanged some great recommendations on LinkedIn, but it was still a hard hit. I had been turning down new clients up until then (wanted to focus on the clients I already had), so I was unprepared for all the spare time I suddenly had. It was time to dive into the job search.
Six online interviews and four new clients later, I realized I loved doing interviews. They almost always turned into engaging conversations with interesting professionals and awesome teams.
As I shared my enthusiasm with friends, new colleagues, and acquaintances, I heard a different side of the story. Most people mentioned that they’re uncomfortable doing interviews, and find it a challenging part of the application process.
According to Anxiety.org, a Harris Interactive and Everest College study found that 92 percent of U.S. adults have anxiety about job interviews. I began to wonder how this applied to remote job applicants.
Online interviews need prep work in different ways. You can get away with pajama bottoms, but need a fast connection and working mic. Also, the more you practice the more comfortable online interviews get.
So I thought I’d help some future remote workers out by giving them a practice online interview where we can check their connection, hardware, and how they pitch themselves and their work. I’ll research the position and company beforehand so I can ask and answer questions with authority, and understand which questions will best prepare the candidates for their actual interview.
If you’ve got an interview coming up that you’re nervous about, please feel free to reach out. I’ll be happy to run through a practice interview with you.
Hope to hear from you soon!