Interviews with buyers are very important when it comes to freelancing. After being satisfied with the interview, the buyer works. You have to present yourself in front of the buyer in such a way that it seems that you have to hire him is his best decision!
Many people often ask, what are the things to keep in mind during the interview. It is not possible to say it in one word. There are several things to keep in mind for a good interview. An attempt has been made to discuss the issues through this post.
Try to be cheerful: during the interview. Skype or email, no matter which way you communicate, let the buyer understand that you are very friendly and enjoy talking to him. Writing/speaking should indicate how much you are interested in the job.
Listen carefully: You have to listen carefully to Baya. When he chooses what he wants, what he will do, you have to understand his expectations. Keep notes of what you learned from the process. Remember, the more you show interest in the job, the more satisfied the buyer will be.
Ask questions about the project: The work will not be easy if you do not have a good idea of what you are going to do. Learn from the buyer what is needed to give maximum output to the project. You can ask until you know the whole project well. Many people think that buyers can get angry at this. But this is a completely wrong idea. From our experience, the buyer will not be bothered but will be happy to see your interest.
Highlight the experience: It is important to have a good portfolio for freelancing. Relevant work portfolios should be ready before taking part in the interview. So that if the buyer wants to see the previous works, they can be easily displayed. If you can show how you did the previous job and how you can get the new buyer to do the job, no one will be able to stop you from getting the job!
Share the plan: By sharing the plan, the buyer can be more satisfied. Share plans on how to get the client to do the job. It is better if you can present the detailed project flow of how you will do the whole project, which one after another.
Provide details about payments and deadlines: Your time as a freelancer must be worth it. You must not give a 3-hour interview to find out if you are getting the job! So you must inform your payment, possible deadlines, and other related issues in advance. You can negotiate with him.
Let us know when you need to contact: The buyer if you need work. You need to share your contact email, Skype ID, and phone number in advance. When you will be online when to communicate clearly. You are not sure if he will hire you, but you need to make it possible for him to communicate if necessary.
Whether you are sure to get the project or not, you must show that you are interested in the job, you must also show your skills and concentration. Prove yourself as a freelancer providing all the best output.
Learn to say no! Do you remember Humayun Ahmed's Rabeya? That girl who would get pregnant every year! When he was asked ‘What’s the matter?
What do you do when you’re pregnant again? ’‘ I can’t do without anyone! ’
Freelancer friends, the consequences of not being able to do this?
You also have to learn to say no to professional work. If the client asks you to work on something you are not experienced in, ask them to work for a lower price or ask for a free sample. This will not reduce the chances of getting a job, but will increase!
These tips were shared by Munir Hasan, General Secretary of Bangladesh Open Source Network. He gave these tips to the freelancers at the freelancing event ‘Taking Freelancing to next height‘ organized at the venue of QB Laptop Fair 2013. According to Munir Hasan, the client cannot always be said to be able to do the job. Sometimes you have to learn not to say. This will not reduce the rate of getting a job. Rather it will increase a lot. Not to mention that Basis Freelancer of the Year 2011, Enayet Hossain Rajib also gave some real examples of the program that increases the field of work!
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