The world is going remote and now is the best time for you to jump on board if you’ve been thinking about it. But getting a job online isn’t exactly the same as finding one in the physical world.
While a remote job can certainly make your work life more comfortable and convenient, there are a few challenges that come with the territory. So, it’s important that you can show a prospective employer that you can get on board and adapt.
So, let’s talk about remote job finding tips!
Revamp Your Resume
Your resume needs a revamp—I don’t need to see it to know that because all of our resumes could use a bit of an update. When you’re creating a resume for a remote job, it’s good to go with a plain, modern look. Or, if you’re creative, you might want to go with something a tad bit more fun.
As for the content, make sure that you highlight your ability to be a self-guided worker. You’ll also want to talk about your knowledge of online productivity and teamwork apps if it’s applicable. And talk about what you really excel in.
Look For The Right Keywords
When you’re conducting a job search, you’ll specifically want to look for jobs that say you can work anywhere or work remotely. In some cases, you might want a contract job—but a contract job doesn’t mean a remote one.
There are some great job boards that focus specifically on remote jobs, that’s a great place to start. Places like Remote.co or We Work Anywhere are filled with companies specifically looking for people to work away from an office.
Clean Up Your Home Office Space
How you keep your office is your own business, but a remote job will have an interview phase and you’ll want to shine while you do it. Most places will likely hold a remote interview via Zoom or another software and you’ll want your background looking spic and span.
There’s nothing less encouraging than a messy room in the background. So, do what you can to find a nice, quiet space that’s comfortable for you and clean for your audience.
Write a Short Cover Letter
Most job seekers write cover letters that are much too long. You want your cover letter to be short and sweet, that way it’s easy for your audience to consume. Introduce yourself, point out your strengths and move on.
You don’t need to write an essay to hand in a good cover letter—you just have to learn about how to say great things about yourself in a slightly shorter manner. And, it can totally be done!
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