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5 crucial tips to ace your next remote job interview

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We’re a solid 8 months into what has now been described as the “new normal”, and we’re all getting used to it. A lot has changed since the outbreak of COVID-19, especially the way in which we all work. The vast majority of people have been asked, where possible, to work from home. This means that people interviewing for jobs are also doing so remotely. No doubt, this can be a rather unsettling experience, but it doesn’t have to be. 

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We’ve put together a list of pointers that will help you to prepare for your remote interview.

Good luck, you will be fantastic! 

Prepare as normal

At the end of the day, you need to treat this interview as you would any other job interview. Prepare in the same way you would if you were to be interviewed. Do your research, and learn about the company that you are applying for a job. Check out the company background, major news and the person with whom you will be interviewing.

Tidy your space

The last thing you need is to appear unprofessional when setting up for a remote interview. Make sure the space you choose to use is tidy and free of clutter. Keep your background businesslike, clean and preferably neutral if possible. If your desk will be showing, organize the top neatly and get rid of any clutter. Not only will it be more professional, but you won’t be easily distracted by things in the space. A win, win. 

Dress for the occasion

Listen, we’re all working from home in our “comfortable clothes” at the moment, but interviews are the exception. Dress appropriately for your interview. The point is to blend in with the culture of the company, but use caution to neither underdress nor overdress. Stay away from clothing with logos and splashy patterns because it can be distracting, and the hiring manager will want to concentrate on what you have to say and whether you are a good fit for the company and job.

Tech yourself

Make sure you have a solid internet connection for your interview. Do a test run if possible, where you can ensure your camera, your microphone and your wifi are all working well. But don’t fret too much if technical difficulties occur during the interview – these are sometimes unavoidable. Keep your cool! 

Timing is key

When planning a remote interview, don’t assume anyone is in the same time zone as you. Mention your time zone using the correct terminology, and throw in the correct difference from UTC, GMT, or your counterpart’s time zone. Don’t be afraid to look up these details to make sure you get them right. Keep in mind that daylight saving time affects some locations but not others. 

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By Rebecca O’Keeffe, Content Creator, Jobbio.

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So, we’re mom testing an idea, and we’re getting good responses and I’m getting referrals. I want to start talking to SF investors. Any tips?

My problem is: I want don't want to raise funds from my home country, I want SF money because they get growth better than my home country.

Given that I don't know anyone, YC apps are over, and that we're still at idea stage but almost to the point of paid commitments, what do I do?

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I have been working in corporate America for two decades and have been reading Harvard Business Review for probably 10 years. I used to read Entrepreneur but found it a bit too focused on “brick and mortar”. The last two years, I have also been reading MIT Sloan Mgmt Review for their bigger focus on tech, but, as with HBR, is still quite Wallstreet focused.

As I am building my own healthcare tech company, I am looking for some inspiration and tips that are catered to our side of the economy. What are you reading?

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5 tips for leading your startup in times of crisis

“Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”…

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7 Tips for Starting an Online Business

Few things create a flood of new online business seekers like economic uncertainty, but the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly exceptional for one reason: remote work. Now that people have cut commutes and are getting more time at home, that side hustle that’s been shelved for so many years has become significantly more approachable.

Unfortunately, there’s an abundance of website owners masquerading as “experienced professionals” who don’t have up-to-date experience and whose sole income comes from selling training products to aspiring internet entrepreneurs. They make starting an online business sound easy because the easier it appears to outsiders, the easier it is to sell people their products.


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If you’re considering starting an online business, here are seven things you should know that will actually set you up for long-term success:

  1. Recognize that an online business is still a business: Online businesses offer many advantages, such as keeping startup costs low, but they still require significant planning, skill acquisition, hard work and maintenance if they’re to stand any chance of succeeding. Exercise caution with anyone who tries to convince you otherwise (more on that later).
  2. Go where you’re needed most: One of the best predictors of a business’s monetary worth is how much value it brings to its target audience. That makes the standard advice of “choose something you’re passionate about” for people trying to pinpoint a niche or target audience a potential step in the wrong direction. Passion or interest can be a good component, but what will set you up for the most success is where you bring the most value: past certifications, professional experience, fields of study, etc.
  3. Set weekly goals and stick to them: We’re creatures of habit, and we’ve all struggled with forming a new one, such as diet or exercise. Showing up for your fledgling online business consistently is no exception. The best way to ensure working on your business becomes habitual is to form a routine and to stick with it, ideally dedicating a minimum of 10 hours of attention to your online business per week.
  4. Focus on what matters: When you create an online business, there never seem to be enough hours in the day. You’re not alone. Everyone feels that way in the beginning because, if we’re being realistic, there aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to do. That makes focusing on what matters most critically important. Just because you’re able to keep busy doesn’t mean you’re working efficiently or productively. Make sure everything you do for your site, day-to-day, actually “moves the needle” toward the next milestone.
  5. Stay in your lane: Keeping an eye on the competition is healthy. It can inspire ideas and make you aware of blind spots that are flying under the radar. But be very careful about comparing yourself to idols or competitors in other industries who have been building authority for years longer than you have. Having the flashiest website, best brand messaging, or largest email list aren’t realistic expectations for your business right now. It’ll take time, but you’ll get to that point if you focus on what actually matters at this stage (providing value to your audience and getting your initial “tribe” of followers).
  6. Don’t expect fast results: You’re going to go through a lot over the coming weeks and months as you get up and running, and progress will likely be slow. As individual bloggers and website owners, we often have to make up for a lack of startup capital with elbow grease. These days are numbered, though, and as long as you’re making progress day by day, week by week, then you’re on the right track to achieving your goals. Trying to rush the process will only result in distractions, derailment and oftentimes, failure.
  7. Practice a little self-compassion: You’re going to make a lot of mistakes — embrace them. On this journey, you will learn significantly more from your mistakes than your successes. Be patient with yourself and recognize that as overused as this metaphor is, it truly is a marathon, not a sprint. Obstacles will happen, but as long as you’re persistent, you’ll overcome them and be better poised for long-term success as a result.

This article wouldn’t be complete without a few tips and recommendations. Whether you realize it or not, by building an online business, you’re entering shark-infested waters. There are any number of predators lying in wait, notorious for convincing people to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars (sometimes even their life savings) on “coaching” and “systems” that are doomed for failure before they ever even purchase them.


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None of that’s necessary at this stage, so here’s the bait to avoid:

  1. Don’t trust anyone who promises shortcuts or quick riches: Shortcuts should be avoided at all costs. I’ve been in this industry for over 16 years, so if any quick fixes worked, believe me, I’d be shouting it from the rooftops (and so would many others). Experienced marketers, like myself, who advise people to prepare for a long road aren’t doing so because they’re sadists or “ignorant to a better way.” We share this advice because its what successful online businesses require. Anyone who tries to convince you otherwise wants to lower the barrier to you purchasing their product.
  2. Only buy the tools and resources you truly need: Even non-gurus are guilty of recommending far more tools and expenses to early-stage online business owners than is actually needed. Why? Because every time you purchase their recommendation, they make a commission. A handful of expenses are necessary for starting your online business — web hosting, a domain name, maybe a good research tool or two — but not everything under the sun. All in all, expenses can be kept to under $ 100 for the first year pretty easily. Things like landing page software and email marketer subscriptions should only be invested in once there is enough traffic to actually reap additional ROI with those tools (rather than gushing money for an unnecessary expense).
  3. Don’t invest in multi-thousand-dollar mentors or coaches: Be sure to filter whom you trust in this industry. Seeking a mentor at this stage of your business, especially in this particular industry, is like wandering into a shooting range wearing a bullseye. Mentors and coaches can be helpful for later-stage businesses, just like consultants in the corporate world can be, but until you have an online business with significant traction (consistent traffic and revenue), there’s likely little or nothing they can do for you at this stage. That won’t stop most “mentors” in this industry from unethically taking your money, though, so be wary.

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Key takeaways

Launching a new online business is simultaneously thrilling and paralyzing. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, and just focus on putting one foot in front of the other while soaking up every lesson the road teaches you along the way. Everything outlined above is deceptively simple advice, but I can tell you with complete confidence: if you set these tips as your “compass” in this industry and keep moving forward, you will become successful. It’s only a matter of time.

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Just joined a startup, any tips on how to go from a customer service associate to an analyst?

I joined last week and have been working on building the customer service department, I really want to get into workforce analytics, how can I start to transition from customer service to analytics?

There is no type of analytics team at the moment and the website just launched yesterday.

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