Working as a virtual professional, it’s tempting and easy to look at your workload and want to fill every minute with clients. When the offer comes, you may be hesitant to turn it down. You want to build a reputation and reputation means client base.
However, it’s important to remember that despite being virtual, you are still joining a work environment. Companies hiring full-time staff often go through multiple rounds with a candidate. Those rounds include in-depth conversations with colleagues from across departments. While the interview process certainly seeks to identify your skills, and how you might perform in the job, there are other nuances at play. How a candidate interacts with the team plays a significant role. Despite new paradigms that have been introduced to the market as of late, hires often boil down to a tipping point called culture.
The virtual sphere offers a range of environments and work styles to choose from and sometimes, it’s okay to turn something down that does not feel authentic to you.
Long before you start interviewing with a new client, consider these questions:
In the interview and on the job, you may identify even more questions to ask yourself, your prospects, and your clients. But having a sense of your professional self ahead of time improves your chances of success and fulfillment from the work you do.
Submitted by Darcie