3 Questions To Ask During A Remote Technical  Job Interview

3 Questions To Ask During A Remote Technical Job Interview

Following the onset of the global coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the United States was forced to embrace remote work. Interestingly, despite no longer being in the office, employees remained productive. Increased employee productivity levels, combined with the reported higher levels of job satisfaction, have made the possibility of long-term remote work attractive to the American workforce. 

Is Remote Work Right for Me? 

According to ZDNet.com, “almost two-thirds (63%) of tech professionals said they expected to continue to work remotely.” Perhaps the most important factor that is driving the possibility of long-term remote working strategies is that employees’ productivity has actually increased. For example, findings from a leading study revealed a 13% performance increase in the productivity of employees at a NASDAQ-listed company. 

As a remote worker, you have the ability to apply for technical job positions anywhere in the country without having to pay for living and housing costs in the chosen area. In addition, a large part of technical professionals’ work can be completed via a computer or smart device. 

If remote work is the best long-term strategy for you and your lifestyle, here are the top 3 questions to ask your hiring manager in your next interview to land your remote technical job.  

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Question #1: How Do You Measure Success in this Role?

As a remote worker, it is imperative that you are clear on the methods the company or organization uses to measure success for their remote workforce. When you identify the key performance indicators (KPIs) you’re expected to meet from the onset of the working relationship, you will be able to work independently (and confidently) with the outlined performance goals in mind.  

Question #2: What Are The Expectations for Overtime Work?

As a remote worker, you may be more likely to continue working past your contracted or salaried hours due to the convenience of not having to physically leave the office. If a work-life balance is important to you, understand the company’s expectations for overtime work so that you incorporate non-work related activities (such as personal time or family time) into your life accordingly. 

Question #3: What Networking Events are Offered to Remote Employees?

With a mass shift to remote work, many employees are missing the traditional perks and benefits that come with being in the office. Happy hour or after work events were once optimal places to build professional and personal connections. If a key part of your professional experience includes bonding with your team members or office mates, ask your potential employer about the initiatives they have in place which encourage social networking. 

Should You Work With A Recruiter?

Should You Work With A Recruiter?

Should you work with a recruiter? This is the top question many candidates ask themselves when seeking a new job opportunity. As a recruiting firm that puts our candidates first, we wanted to breakdown what working with a recruiter entails. Check out below and you can always contact us directly with questions you may have as you enter your job search. We are here to help.

Skip To The Front of The Line

If you are a good match for the role we can get your resume directly in front of the hiring manager instead of you applying and hoping to get selected.

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Risk-Free Opportunity

There is no cost to you as the candidate! All recruiter fees are paid by the hiring company. Additionally, a recruiter/candidate relationship creates an automatic win-win for everyone involved. We are always working for you.

Compensation and Benefit Negotiations Done Right

The recruiter can negotiate the best possible compensation and benefits for you since they often have access to industry salary data and are fully aware of their client’s budget. At MinTech, we also have real conversations with our cadidates to ensure their goals are identified.

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Exclusive Hiring Insight

A recruiter has discussed the role with the hiring manager or HR and understands what they are looking for beyond the job description. This is vital as the pool selection is narrowed the closer you get to your final interview and potential offer.