Remote Hiring is Here to Stay - Let's Prepare! Work In Sports Podcast

Tips and Advice to Help you Master the Remote Hiring Process

Hey everybody, I’m Brian Clapp VP of content and engaged learning at and this is the Work in Sports podcast…

Hiring will remain virtual for the near future, and quite possibly beyond, so let's get you prepared: 

  • Virtual interviews
  • Phone interviews
  • Video interviews

We are missing the in-person interaction -- which stinks, but it’s justa  problem wer all have to deal with.

 If you are someone who relied on your charisma in the moment to get you through -- make sure your skills are on point, and you figure out how to translate your charisma to the small screen and the phone.

Again - your skills become more of the focus if you can’t get by being just the smoothest operator.

Tone: Right now there are a lot of deparate people out there, I don’t mean this to be discouraging or a dig on those who are suffering, I just mean from the ermployers viewpoint, there are a lot of people applying for their jobs that may not have in normal times.

“Be ready to talk about why you want to work for the company you’re interviewing with and why you feel like the job makes sense as your next career move.” 

You need to be able to make sure the employer knows you are interested, you want this gig, and why you feel like this job makes s4ense for you in your career.

You don’t want them thinking you are just looking for work -- you want them to know this is a logical career move for you and something that excites you.

Normally… I tell you to make sure there are no distractions. No dogs barking, no roomates barging in. The good news is, everyone is a little more quarantine supportive and knows the world isn’t perfect right now. Try to keep distractions low, but don’t lose your groove if something happens.

Acknowledge it, and get back on track. Or plow through without letting iot affect you at all, that shows a lot of focus.

2: Expect more rounds of interviews

Employers love the final face to face phase because that’s where they make sure they know the person and feel they are a cultural fit. 

Without that, they are extending the process in other ways. More rounds of phone or video interviews, with more people in the building. 

They are trying to get multiple viewpoints to be sure that they have the right match.

Don’t get discouraged if the process takes longer than normal, or expected. There is no normal anymore, throw out everything you used to know. 

3: What skills are more important now that ever?

  • Establishing trust
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptablity

4: Expect more questions on how you handle challenges

  • Have a story related to how you handled an unexpected challenge in your repertoire. 

5:  You can still be selective

  • You are learning here too, about their culture their workforce etc. 
  • Don’t rush to choose the wrong job, try try try to be patient and listen to your instinct.
By Brian Clapp | May 11, 2020
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