Cheat Sheet: What to Look For When Interviewing a Remote Worker

From my interviews as well as from research aggregating the views of nearly one hundred different sources, I’ve identified the eight most important traits to look for in hiring4—which fall into the categories of both skill set and mind set. Regarding skill sets, the best people for the job are sufficiently tech-savvy and excellent communicators. They also most often have a few essential work habits: they’re organized, they’re able to prioritize their tasks, and they manage their time effectively. In addition, it helps if they’re good at problem solving/troubleshooting on their own. Ideally, they also have previous experience working remotely.

As for mind set, it’s essential that they are proactive/independent self-starters. They must also have team-focused work ethics in being reliable, results-oriented, and highly responsive. And they are good team players in that they are pleasant, collaborative, supportive, and receptive to feedback.

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TECH-SAVVY

EXCELLENT COMMUNICATOR

GOOD WORK HABITS

PROBLEM-SOLVING/TROUBLESHOOTING SKILLS

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WORKING REMOTELY

PROACTIVE/SELF-MOTIVATED

TEAM-FOCUSED WORK ETHICS

GOOD TEAM PLAYER/INTERPERSONAL GOOD FIT