Remote working is not without its challenges, with many feeling isolated and unmotivated, being left on their own.
Communication is trickier with colleagues and bosses, and there is a general lack of transparency and chances of overworking.
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Dress professionally, avoiding loud or distracting colors. Stay engaged and focus on the interview, while ensuring your body language, smiling, and eye contact is not distracting the interviewer from what you are saying. Keep the phone and computer notifications on mute.
Focus on the entir...
It’s almost hard to imagine now that people would commute 2 hours each way, from home to office and back, hopping buses and trains. Remote working, as discovered by millions recently, has plenty of freedom and the added advantage of no-commute.
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Familiarize yourself with the video tools, ensuring they are properly installed and functional in your device. You don’t want a delay or a cancellation due to network, audio and video issues.
Ensure the place around you is quiet and not distracting. Co-working spaces offer better privacy a...
Showcase your value to the employer by providing the skills and traits which are relevant for the profile. This may include the previous solo projects you have undertaken, or if you have managed a team remotely. You can also provide a glimpse of your communication and time management skills....
It’s definitely a plus point if one has freelancing or solo-working experience beforehand, if not then one can pick relevant freelancing projects.
If already in a job, make a case with your manager about working from home, demonstrating your productivity and making it an ideal test case.
You have to be good at prioritizing tasks, following-up and focusing on a particular task for a period of time to be a good fit for remote working. These skills can be emphasized and added to the resume so that employers can get an idea about your specific skill sets suited for remote work.
Many employers use video interviews to get a feel about your personality and interest in the job, and most rely on text chat, phone, and emails. To score high points, make sure you are positive, curious and articulate in your interactions.
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