Interview Question: What Do You Like the Best About Working from Home?

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When interviewing for a work from home job, you will get one or two questions about what you like best about working from home (also known as telecommuting). Employers ask these questions to make sure you are able to be productive in a work from home environment.

This question is less about learning if you have the skills for the job, and more about learning if you will do well in this particular work setting.

Strong answers will emphasize why you do your best work at home.

What to Say When You’re Asked About Working from Home

Be sure to prepare an answer to this question in advance. Your answer should explain why you want to work from home and also demonstrate why you are a strong job candidate.

Think about how working from home improves your job performance. Be sure to mention this in your interview answer.

For example, working from home might help you be more efficient because there are fewer distractions. Or working from home allows you to have a better work-life balance, which actually helps you be more productive while you are working. Whatever your answer, be sure it reminds the interviewer that you are a great job candidate.

Be Honest But Positive

While your answers should be honest (don’t say, for example, that you will work longer hours at home if you know that is not true), they should also be very positive.

Emphasize your enthusiasm for stay-at-home work. The employer wants to know that you will be happy in a telecommuting position, and that you will do your best work.

Examples of the Best Answers

  • I really like the flexibility in hours of a stay-at-home position. I tend to do my best work very early in the morning. Being able to set my hours allows me to work when I am most alert. I am ultimately more productive when working from home than when I have to commute to an office.
     
  • I love the quiet atmosphere of working from home. Without the distractions of an office, I can stay focused on my work and complete tasks quickly.
     
  • I achieve a much better work-life balance when I work from home. The flexible hours allow me to be there for my kids in the mornings and after school. Knowing I have that time with my family allows me to be much more productive during my work hours.
     
  • I am very efficient when I work in my home office. I hope that completing tasks well and ahead of schedule will allow me to take on more responsibilities at work in the future.

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