When employers hire remote employees, they look-out for the ones with a more diverse set of skills other than the prescribed skills for the job role. Of course, the skill sets required to do the job are primary and are must to get hired. Having said that, one should remember that if the job is remote you are also evaluated on your capability to work in a remote environment. Do not get carried away by the notion that you can "easily" work from home at your comfort. Working remotely needs sheer planning and effective execution.
As told above, beyond the skills that the job role requires, you will be required to showcase your ability to successfully work in a remote environment. Check if you have these traits.
"Buffer has 10 very specific cultural values and we only hire remote employees who fit into these cultural values." - Courtney Seiter, Director of People @ Buffer.
You could possess all the ideal remote worker qualities but still face some challenges while applying for a remote job.
Courtney Seiter (Director of People at Buffer) says that you can overcome these challenges by understanding the company’s culture. Every company has a pre-defined hiring process and understanding the culture increases your chances of getting hired.
Step into an HR’s mind and learn what exactly they expect from a remote employee. Watch what they say about hiring.
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