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The Remote Job Interview

The Remote Job Interview

In this presentation, I list the 10 most frequent general interview questions from 50 B2B SaaS companies.

As an early-stage company, hiring the best people is challenging.

So when I designed the application process to hire our new team members in the marketing team, I started to look at how other remote companies handle this challenge for inspiration and best practices. I analyzed processes from 50 B2B SaaS companies like Clearbit, Help Scout, Zapier.

Here’s what I found.

6 out of 10 remote companies ask candidates to answer a few questions when applying. On average, they ask 5 questions, from general topics to more specific role-related ones.

Working remotely may involve working in different time zones with your co-workers — so it requires good writing skills. Remote companies value the written culture, and the hiring process is no exception. It helps pre-qualify candidates to filter out the noise and hire only the best writers.

In this presentation, I list the 10 most frequent general interview questions:

Tell us about yourself.
Tell us more about your current job. Are you happy there?
How did you learn about this role?
Why do you want to work with us? Why are you interested in this role?
Why do you think you’ll stand out for this job? What makes you unique for this role?
Have you ever worked remotely before? What excites you about it?
Have you considered starting your own business?
What would be your strategy for the next 90 days?
What value would you add to the team on Day 1?
When can you start working with us?

Wait. There's more.

I also list 20 marketing role-related interview questions in this blog post.

Make sure to read them for your inspiration.

And let me know what you think of this list on Twitter @fmerian.

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Flo Merian
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January 27, 2021
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  1. THE REMOTE JOB INTERVIEW Get ready for your next job

    interview. Press for next question. → 10 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FROM REMOTE COMPANIES—INCLU. CLEARBIT, HELP SCOUT, PITCH, ZAPIER...
  2. Tell us about yourself. → ← THE REMOTE JOB INTERVIEW

  3. Tell us more about your current job. Are you happy

    there? → ← THE REMOTE JOB INTERVIEW
  4. What do you enjoy doing at your current role? →

    ← THE REMOTE JOB INTERVIEW
  5. Why do you want to work with us? → ←

    THE REMOTE JOB INTERVIEW
  6. Have you ever worked remotely before? → ← THE REMOTE

    JOB INTERVIEW
  7. Tell us about a goal you achieved, and how you

    achieved it. → ← THE REMOTE JOB INTERVIEW
  8. How would be your dream role? → ← THE REMOTE

    JOB INTERVIEW
  9. What would be your strategy for the next 90 days?

    → ← THE REMOTE JOB INTERVIEW
  10. Any ideas on how we could improve? → ← THE

    REMOTE JOB INTERVIEW
  11. When can you start working with us? → ← THE

    REMOTE JOB INTERVIEW
  12. Good job! Do you think of any questions I may

    add? Ping me on Twitter or LinkedIn.