While the lockdown remains uncertain, we can surely help you with these 9 relevant tips and tricks to appear for remote job interviews and get remotely hired.
Hiring remote workers technically mean employing people who work outside the office or business. As for the recruiting part of the term, it refers to the same occupation as that of local headhunters or job placement agencies: locating potential employees for a particular company.
Generally, these remote technical interviews are specialised and rigorous that involves testing your coding skills, problem-solving abilities and overall personality. With a convincing job scenario that estimates a promising number of jobs for freshers to leadership positions, below are a few tips to help you crack your first remote job interview, while you sit comfortably in the confines of you home and doing that CTC math.
Choose the right field
Before getting any interview calls or applying for any job, you should be aware of which programming course you want to pursue in the future. There is a range of options to work in the technology domain, with a special mention of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Machine Learning that will be the highest paying jobs.
Once you are sure the subject, you should start exploring positions, options and area of work that is required to fulfil that specific job role. The key nuances of each domain will help you understand its scope in the Indian job market along with its pay structure.
Create an impressive portfolio
To crack any type of interview, onsite or remote, you should keep a fancy portfolio handy. Developing a portfolio can often be a bit challenging while you are in a lockdown. However, it gives you ample time to practice, create and publish your work in your resume, which will attract the companies. Your portfolio should be short, crisp and detail-oriented stating your degree, credibility, experience, internships and projects.
Apply via relevant job portals
Make sure to upload your portfolio on all the right platforms to fast-track your interview process. Verified and known portals not only validates the company that you are applying for but also has a history and their working scenario that can give insights about the company, employee strength, base salary package and much more.
Choose the right position
Before simply applying for the positions, you must check the skills the company is looking for, for a specific profile. Doing intense research about the vacancies, skillsets and work experience the company is looking for, helps you make a choice and self-introspect your own skills and how you can contribute to leading that position.
Test the equipment and device
Once your interview has been scheduled you must ensure that the laptop or desktop which you will be using to speak with the employer is in a working position. It must have a working microphone, a front camera and a working internet connection.
Choose a quiet place
Choosing a quiet and soothing environment to take your interview can be the best decision. It will help you relax, stay determined and will help you focus on the questions asked by your interviewer. Having less or no noise can not only be a boon for you but will leave a strong impact on your interviewer.
Keep all your documents including resume, qualification and projects handy with you. You never know when the interviewer might ask you for the same. Not every time you will be required to show these documents but, it’s always better to not to take a chance.
This is the most important stage of the interview. To impress your interviewer you must stay calm, look focused and confident about yourself. The interviewer will judge you based on your presentability, qualifications and your skills which generally include the ability to perform, meeting assignment deadlines, willingness to manage or work in a small or large team, taking ownership and humble.
Just mug-up all the relevant questions that they can ask you based on your interest in the position and the tenacity to deal with challenges and resolve them.
Ask relevant questions
Employers prefer smart candidates, that know how to present themselves. You should have a small and generic set of questions to ask which should include your HR and work policies, the team that you will be working for and the client that you will be managing.
Asking questions about the next round of interviews (if required) or the final verdict is also welcomed. However, anything that goes beyond can often lead to a negative impact on the interviewer.
Amid the ongoing challenges where people are unable to commute to work, India’s largest job-search portal Naukri.com has seen WFH jobs posted by recruiters increase twofold and job seekers are increasingly searching for WFH jobs in their portal.
This rapid increase is likely the culmination of several factors. For starters, technological advances have closed the gap between what employees can do in the office compared to anywhere with reliable wifi access. Thanks to video conferencing, the cloud and project management software, team members can even collaborate from different countries without missing a beat.
Despite the hiring process going down significantly across vertical and in sectors, except technology. A majority of companies—especially those in the tech space—are actively considering how this months-long transition might change the way they work in the long term. For instance, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) recently said that as much as 75 per cent of their 3.5 lakh employees will work from home by 2025.
Well, we wish you good look with your next remote job interview!
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