Remote Interview Tips
- Started working remote full time in 2014.
- Worked for three remote companies: Scottsdale, AZ; Austin, TX; Denver, CO.
- Have done over a dozen remote interviews.
- Working remotely is culturally becoming a viable option more and more as time passes, increasing by 140% since 2005.
- In 2017, Austin, TX had over 60% of its tech job offers going to workers outside of Texas.
- Remote companies have almost four times as many women CEOs as S&P 500 companies.
Comfortable at home
Too comfortable at home
Not restricted geographically on your job search
They are not restricted geographically on their candidates
Convenient and can save on travel costs
Less of an opportunity to make a positive impression
Check the camera angle
Check the microphone
Make sure the conferencing software is already installed
Know the settings
Check the cam before the meeting
Look for lighting, reflections
Is your desktop visible?
Is your keyboard/mouse visible?
Dress the part
Wear at least a collared shirt
Groom, shave, etc.
Be aware of your posture, facial expression, and tone/volume of voice
Make sure you won't be interrupted
Not just people, but also pets
Find alternative locations