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Introducing the Terminal Guide to Remote Interviewing

October 5, 2020
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Hiring is a critical component to the success of any growing organization, and employees spend countless hours interviewing potential candidates to find the perfect hire.

Despite this, the standard interview process has long gone unchanged, and 90% of engineers say they’re dissatisfied with the typical interview. As more companies shift toward remote work, the stakes get even higher: the right process can keep candidates interested and your pipeline full, yet a haphazard approach can lead to less-than-desirable results.

In the Terminal Guide to Remote Interviewing, we outline the necessary steps to infuse the right structure and intention into your hiring process, from phone screen to offer letter. You’ll learn how to build out a first-class interview process for remote hiring and fix the most common mistakes you may be making today. With this guide, you’ll be able to upgrade your remote hiring by:

Establishing an effective & efficient remote interview process

There’s a lot more to remote interviewing than just logging into and out of Zoom. We outline the differences between in-person and remote interviewing and how to maximize for each format, including documentation, the best collaboration tools to use, and the softer side of the process.

Assessing remote readiness

For remote roles, it’s important to assess a candidate’s ability to work virtually while still being a strong collaborator with the team. We review how to craft an interview process that evaluates the candidate from many different angles for the particular mix of challenges that remote work entails.

Improving the effectiveness of interviewers

Unstructured interview processes and inexperienced interviewers can cause candidates to feel uneasy about your company. After all, candidates want to see what it’s like to work along the team they are interviewing with. Disorganization can leave a bad taste in their mouth. We go over best practices for conducting an interview, including the most effective questions to ask to keep top talent engaged.

Paying attention to interview bias

No matter how objective you may think you are, your biases will always get the best of you if you’re not actively combating them. In this guide, you’ll familiarize yourself with the most common biases in the interview process, and learn specific strategies for keeping each in check. After all, an objective interview process typically yields the most qualified hire.


Remote work comes with a particular mix of skills and expertise. It’s an opportunity to design an interview process that evaluates candidates on these challenges.

The Terminal Guide to Remote Interviewing will show you how to be intentional and put the right processes in place; it will be the difference between simply finding a person to do the job and building out a team that makes your company stronger, happier, and more productive.

Ready to start building your remote interview process? Download the Terminal Guide to Remote Interviewing today.

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