Why Do You Want to Work From Home? Answering a remote working question

Sustain.Able
5 min readJun 14, 2022
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How to answer why you want to work from home in an interview

Follow these steps to craft your answer to the interview question, “Why do you want to work from home?”

  1. List your reasons
  2. Think about the employer’s benefits
  3. Link the employer’s benefit to your
  4. Talk about your other qualification
  5. Demonstrate that you fit in the company’s culture
  6. Prepare scripts of your answers
  7. Show your employer you are a self-starter

1. List your reasons

Start by listing on a piece of paper the reasons why you are interested in working remotely. Some reasons may include:

  • Reducing workplace distractions
  • Allowing you to be more comfortable and therefore more creative
  • Eliminating the daily commute
  • Reducing environmental impacts
  • Allowing you to work whenever you want
  • Optimizing your time

2. Think about the employer’s benefits

By letting their employer’s employees work from home, employers can:

  • Increase productivity
  • Increase retention
  • Access employees outside the commuting distance
  • Save money
  • Let their employees work more autonomously

3. Link the employer’s benefit to yours

Now you can compare both lists and elaborate on reasons why the employer’s needs match yours. Link your professional and personal motivations to show that working from home can benefit both you and your company.

Your reasons could be, for example:

  • You could be more productive by using the time you would spend in commute in planning and working.
  • You are more productive and creative at home.
  • Working in an environment free of distractions ensures your work is…

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