No matter how many interviews you have been on, they can still be a little nerve-wracking.
Being prepared to the best of your ability will help take the edge off. In this blog, we will give you the best ways to prepare for client interviews.
Doing Your Homework
The best way to calm your nerves before an interview is to do your research on the client and the company. Here are the research best practices:
- Look up the company on LinkedIn
- Review the company’s website and services
- Examine the company’s reviews and reputation
It’s also important to thoroughly review the expectations of the job. It also helps to go over questions specific to the job that may come up during the interview.
Be confident! You are a FreeUp freelancer for a reason.
You never know what questions might come up during an interview, but it’s always best to practice your answers to potential questions. We’ve outlined the most common questions you may encounter during an interview:
- How long have you been freelancing?
- How do you communicate with your clients?
- How much availability do you have?
- Have you worked on other projects in this industry in the past?
What Questions Should I Ask the Client?
It’s hard to remember during an interview that you are also making sure the position is a good fit for YOU. With that being said, you want to make sure you are asking the client the right questions.
- We’ve come up with the best questions to ask the client during an interview:
- How will my performance be evaluated?
- Can you describe what an average day looks like in this position?
- Can you describe the company’s objectives?
Following Up After the Interview
After you nail the interview, the next and final step is to send a “thank you” email to the client.
In the email you should:
- Thank the client for their time
- Reiterate how you can help with their project
- Include a call to action that shows you’re ready to get started
Bottom line is to prepare, prepare, prepare for your client interviews. Be confident. Like we said, you are a FreeUp Freelancer for a reason. You have the skills, you got this!