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Are you able to remain productive even when working remote, or from a home office?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The position you are interviewing for may offer the option to work from home on occasion. This position may even be a full-time home-office based role! More and more companies are choosing the nix the expense of having physical offices and are training employees who can be productive from a remote setting. If you have experience working remote, or from a home office, be sure to discuss that experience and express how you were productive.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"Although I have not worked from a home office I do have some experience taking work home when tight deadlines are present. I keep myself productive by setting mini goals for myself, which are attached to a specific time frame. I am confident in my ability to remain productive, even in a remote or work-from-home setting."

Admin
Answer example

"I can remain productive in any setting. I held a position about two years ago where I was a freelance virtual assistant. The work was pretty fun, and I have a solid reference from that role. I met all deadlines and had a private office set up in my home, which minimized distractions."

Manager
Answer example

"As a senior manager, I often take my work home, when it comes to tweaking training programs, or writing employee performance reviews. I am happy to work from home as needed and am still very much focused on the task at hand, even in a remote setting."

Marketing
Answer example

"In my current role, we are encouraged to work from home on Friday's. Most people only come into the office if it's imperative to the project. I can remain on task and can tune out distractions. It's nice to have some variety in my work scenery from time to time."

Retail
Answer example

"I have not worked from home but am confident that I would perform well in any setting. I am a go-getter, and that will not change because of my work setting."

Sales
Answer example

"I have held a couple of territory sales roles where I am working from my car, the plane, and my hotel room. With my smartphone, tablet, and laptop - I can get anything done, from anywhere!"

Teacher
Answer example

"As a teacher, I have worked from home setting many times. This work includes marking papers and completing report cards. I have a huge kitchen table that I spread my tasks out on, and I get to work with some tea and my favorite Spotify playlist."

Written by:

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 04/05/2018
Last modified on: 06/29/2018
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