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A Job Seeker's Guide

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Professional, Independent and Trustworthy

  • You have to take ownership of the tasks while showing proactiveness. Completion of tasks on time is one of the key requirements of any remote work.
  • The way you approach the job, the email language used, and even the social media posts you are making public can be gauged by potential employers to see if the candidate is the right fit and in line with the company culture.
  • You should have the skill, understanding, and experience in the job role and some familiarity with the company.

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Challenges In Remote Working

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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What You Show Matters

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...

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Remote Working

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.

Landing oneself in a remote working job isn’t...

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Video Interview Preparation

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...

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Your True Value

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.

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Prior Experience Matters

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.

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Tools Of A Good Remote Worker

Tools Of A Good Remote Worker

  • Being Tech Savvy: A Good PC/Laptop, the latest tools and software for the job, and a reliable internet connection are a must for most remote working profiles.
  • Good Communication Skills: Most of the communication will be written, and one should be a...

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Time Management Skills

Time Management Skills

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.

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Video Interviews

Video Interviews

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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Finding Remote Jobs

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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.

Stop the "glossy work" cycle: What employers can do

"Glossy work" comes at a cost to employers as they have to manage discontent and staff turnover.

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One great question

Think about the no.1 thing you really want to know. Line that question up to pose to the hiring manager. Just being curious is a marketable job skill.

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