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Question 10 of 35 for our Anthem Mock Interview

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Question 10 of 35

At Anthem, we have many positions where employees work remotely 99% of the time. How would you set yourself up for success at your home office?

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    At Anthem, we have many positions where employees work remotely 99% of the time. How would you set yourself up for success at your home office?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to see that you have a plan for how to work from home successfully. Some people can't handle this lack of structure, so show that you can be productive.

      Kimberly's Answer

      "I was able to work from home a few days a week in my last role. I follow a specific routine. Working in pajamas does NOT happen in my house; I dress as if I was going to work, go to a specific office space in my home, and take regular breaks as I would in the office. I utilize Skype and chat features to keep in touch with colleagues so it doesn't feel isolating."

      Kimberly's Answer

      "I enjoy the flexibility that working from home offers. Last year when I was in school, I took several online courses. I worked in a quiet place, free of noise and distraction, so I could fully focus on the material. I also took advantage of all the online communities so it felt like my "classmates" were accessible. I met with people face-to-face when I had the chance so we built a relationship. I would use all of these tools in this position."

      1 Community Answer

      Anonymous interview answers with our interview experts feedback

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "Working from home can feel isolating at times and can put a damper on productivity. In order to be successful, I would ensure I kept a similar routine as if I was going into the office. I would get dressed, have breakfast, etc. I would ensure my workspace is separate from my living arrangements but make my workspace feel comfortable as well. I would make sure to take regular breaks from work and ensure that I would log off at a set time and not work past my working time."

      Stephanie's Feedback for the Answer Above

      While it is certainly true that remote roles can feel isolating at times, I would suggest leading with a more positive, strengths-focused approach. I have provided an example in the "Revised Answer" section of how this could be slightly re-worded.

      "To set myself up for success while working remotely, I would ensure that I kept a daily routine, just as if I was going into the office. I would get dressed, have a healthy breakfast, make sure my plans for the day were organized, and ensure that my workspace is comfortable and inviting, but separate from my living arrangements. I would take breaks from work, as needed, and find ways to stay connected to my colleagues virtually, even sharing lunch or a coffee hour. While some people may find remote work to be isolating, I am capable of being highly productive while working from home."

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