4 Tips for Finding a Remote Work

4 Tips for Finding a Remote WorkIt’s no secret that remote jobs have gained popularity over the recent years and for good reasons. People who have opted to pursue various careers by working from home have discovered several advantages. Besides the fact that you won’t have to deal with the daily stress that the traffic and commuting entail, being able to work remotely allows you to manage your own time, enjoy work-life balance, save more money and a lot more! If you have considered remote jobs, too, here are some of the tips you might find handy.

 

Determine why you want to get a remote job
Before taking the first steps to looking for a remote job, take time to reflect and figure out if this path is really for you. How did you learn about remote work in the first place? Did you hear it from some of your friends who have taken this path? Have you seen it on Facebook? Be sure to do further research about remote work so that you can make a sound decision. Know its pros and cons.

For example, you are someone who gets a lot of motivation from building friendships with your coworkers. You enjoy the company of your colleagues inside and outside the office. How do you think will it impact both your professional and personal life if you lose these interactions? How important is this aspect in comparison to other factors such as schedule flexibility, possibility of higher salary, work-life balance?

If you think there are more advantages than disadvantages, then going for a remote job may be a good decision.

Know where to look
Just like the jobs offered out there with fixed working hours, finding your dream remote job isn’t a walk in the park. This is why it’s important that you know where to look. Take time to do thorough research and check which websites can help you best. Some of the sites you might want to look into include AngelList, FlexJobs, HubStaff Talent, Remote.com, etc.

Find out what remote employers are looking for
The type of skills remote employers and regular employers are looking for may be similar but may not exactly be the same. But if there are two things you should exhibit when looking for a remote job, it is your commitment passion love towards your work and trustworthiness.

Needless to say, working remotely means there’s no pair of eyes that’s constantly watching over you and how you do your job. Therefore, what remote employers need are people who require minimal supervision.

Besides being trustworthy and passionate, take time to find out other important skills you should possess to land the remote job that you think is ideal for you.

Craft the perfect resume
Just like in a regular job, you also need to have a well-drafted resume as part of the application process. A resume is where you showcase the relevant skills, experience and knowledge you have that make you a perfect fit for the position. Be sure to highlight the important stuff that will convince your potential employer that you are qualified and are the perfect person for the role.

Remote jobs can be very rewarding and lucrative in many ways. If this is something you have considered for quite a while but unsure where and how to start, these tips should come in handy!

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.