Are you a WAHM-nabe? How to Ace an Online Interview and Get the Job

May 31

Are you a WAHM-nabe? How to Ace an Online Interview and Get the Job

Many work-at-home moms or WAHMs can attest to the perks of working at home especially in the aspect of taking care of their child. The possibility of having the best of both worlds in earning and taking care of your family is a perfect set-up any mother can only wish for. Really, how sweet it is to work even if you’re still in your sleeping gown and doing your mommy duties on the side. So, the anticipation of receiving an email invitation for an interview when you applied to a posted job on oDesk surely makes you ecstatic — yet, nervous? Right?

Here are some helpful tips on how to ace that interview and get the job you dreamed of. You maybe be interviewed through email, chat, or video call so you must ready up yourself so you can do it with confidence and grace.

  1. Reply with Promptness and Professionalism. This is especially true if you are being interviewed through emails or chat. Even if these types of interviews will give you the opportunity to compose a convincing reply, still being prompt is important. If the interview invitation is for a video call show respect and professionalism by being available on the agreed time and date of interview.
  2. Read the Job Requirements. Common sense will tell you that you must know the job you are applying to. Read the instructions of the job carefully and comply with any request the employer is asking their applicants.
  3. Prepare a List of Your Skills. Video calls and phone calls are the most challenging interview since you cannot edit or your answer will be spontaneous so it’s better to make a list of your skills and key points. It’s even better to come up with a prepared question and answer type of notes.
  4. Personality Matters. Be yourself but don’t get too complacent. During job interviews, it is still better to dress up nice and proper even if you are being interviews at home.
  5. Honesty is Still the Best Policy. Don’t lie about the skills you do not have. After all your output will speak for itself.
  6. Ask to Show Interest. Ask appropriate questions especially if you really have a question in your mind. Letting out question will send a signal to your potential employer that you are interested in the job.
  7. Lastly, don’t forget to say, Thank You! 🙂

That’s it, Good Luck and Hope you’ll get the Job!

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