How is a remote job search different from a “normal” job search? How will the “remote economy” change how you find work?
As with previous pandemics and other major events such as the Great Depression and World War II, the coronavirus pandemic has profoundly changed workplaces. In fact, it is safe to say the pandemic has changed the nature of work itself. Many of us no longer “go” to work; we simply start working from wherever we are in the moment.
Many of these changes, especially the massive shift toward remote work are probably here to stay. So, if you’re looking for a job now or in the future, you might want to keep this in mind.
But what does a remote job search look like?
Conducting a Remote Job Search
Remote work continues to grow in popularity. Companies are finding that many workers are healthier and more productive working from home. And chances are high that various job positions – including the many jobs related to customer service, sales, and marketing – will stay remote when the current pandemic eases and eventually ends.
This infographic from Nine2FiveJobSearch.com outlines the benefits of remote work both for workers and for companies. The infographic explains how to begin a job search for a remote position and outlines which fields offer remote work. It also lists some popular types of remote jobs then offers tips and advice for how to find remote work. Be sure to catch the five actionable tips for landing a remote job:
- Test your tech tools (before you need them)
- Dress the part (appropriate for each company’s culture)
- Do your homework (research remains important)
- Be personable (likable people get job offers)
- Remove distractions (quality candidates remain focused)
Remote work may be the wave of the future. So, it’s time to learn to surf.