The “Working Remotely” Conversation
by Jason Nemoy
For those that are in transition, you will land interviews. And, you might be inclined to ask the hiring manager/interviewer if working remotely is an option. Please… tread with caution! My suggestion is you don’t want this question to be at the top of your list… during the first meeting. Might it be off-putting to the interviewer? It’s possible. (Maybe it’s part of the “benefits conversation” later in the process.) Please seek to understand the organization’s operational culture, and if that’s even a possibility. And if it is… thank you for proving yourself first by building awesome relationships and establishing enough initial face-time to ensure working remotely is in everyone’s best interest. Be creative.