Are you not able to find a job that suits your talent in your country? Try looking for one in another country! But how? Is that what you’re thinking of? Well, remote work has given this leverage as it enables you to find a perfect remote job globally, that can be the best fit for your profile.
By commencing your career remotely, you’ll be interacting with more people, which means you’ll be appealing to a global pool of job providers. Since the flexibility of time and location are the significant aspects of remote work, many big companies are now offering their employees such a work culture.
Today we’ll take you to the insights of the remote operations of FlexJobs from Michael Gutman - The Director of Marketing and get to learn the key points that can help you in your remote career ahead.
1. Do You Think Remote Jobs Are Limited To Only a Few Skill Sets?
As we know, talent is not bound by any restriction, therefore, the same applies in the case of remote workers. Remote work doesn’t restrict any particular skill set. If you look at the remote opportunities with your current job, you might be surprised to find that you can actually work remotely.
Irrespective of your work profile, you can work remotely with a laptop and a non-spotty internet connection until you get to go out on a field job. In a nutshell, there are no boundaries for you to work remotely efficiently.
2. Job Boards for Remote Workers (Non-US Based Jobs)
Michael Gutman, The Director of Marketing, FlexJobs says,
FlexJobs is the best place to find remote jobs globally. You might have noticed all the scams around remote work, and we at FlexJobs evaluate every job opportunity to be authentic and relevant for the candidates. You can always go to other job boards, but it is ideal for checking the authenticity of the job posting before you apply for it.
3. Engaging Employees and Building Culture Remotely
As per Michael, for most remote organizations, culture building starts from the hiring process. Communicating and evaluating the candidate to be a cultural fit before actually hiring them has more benefits than you think. For instance, you can save a lot of your time (and the candidates) by kindly rejecting their application if you know that they won’t be a cultural fit.
Therefore, building the remote culture in a company doesn’t need to start only after the candidate has been selected. You can judge if the candidate will be able to adapt himself/herself in a remote culture by going through their candidature and having a brief conversation about the topic.
4. Preparing for a Remote Job Interview
You’ve created a solid resume and wrote a meaningful cover letter. But that’s not just enough for you as you might have heard the phrase ‘The first impression is the last impression.’ Click To Tweet Remote job interviews aren’t much different from in-person ones. But still, many remote job seekers inhibit new challenges they might face and come up with numerous queries. To address their queries, Michael shared some tips that can be helpful for you.
The first point that Michael revealed is that if you’re looking for a remote job, you must be prepared to communicate two key questions that the employers will potentially ask you - your aptitude to get the job done and how do you plan to get it done?
Another great interview tip would be to communicate to your employer that you have the focus and discipline to work from home and follow a daily routine without regular check-ins.
Well, I hope you find these tips helpful in your remote job search and ace your remote job interview.
As we are reaching closer to the future of work, i.e., Remote Work, we must get to know the complete knowledge of remote work environment not just as an organization but also as employees seeking flexible opportunities.
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