Don’t skip over this step! Someone with distinguished experience might be a virtual team nightmare. Virtual teamwork isn’t for everyone. If you hire the wrong people, you might be stalled arguing over simple collaboration tools or over the importance of putting team interests ahead of their own instead of using the tools to create great results.
Interviewing for professional expertise for virtual teams is similar to interviewing for in-house promotions or job changes. For phrases for in-house interviews, see Perfect Phrases for Managers and Supervisors (Runion, McGraw-Hill, 2010). We focus here on competencies and interviewing for virtual dream team skills.