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

1 of 10 Performance-Based Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 29th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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 a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 04/05/2018
Last modified on: 06/29/2018
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