This research will also help with the next aspect of how to find a remote job, which is understanding what remote employers want in an employee.
Understand what remote employers are looking for
Along with the individual requirements of any specific job, there are three things remote employers are looking for:
While some remote jobs use time tracking software to make sure you’re working when you’re supposed to be, many more rely on self-reporting. This makes it absolutely essential for remote employers to know that they can trust you to do the work when you say you’re going to.
Passion for your work:
Remote employers want to know that you’re going to do your best work and stick around for the long term. Seeing that you have passion for your work can reassure them that you’ll be a valuable team asset.
Adaptability / tech-savviness:
This one is probably self-evident, but it’s worth repeating. Remote companies often work with a wide variety of software and are always looking for new tools to improve their collaborative processes. They want to know that you’ll be able to quickly learn the tools they use, and any new tools they might adopt.
In short, they want to know that they can rely on you to do a good job, including learning new things when necessary.
Create a resume for remote work
For the most part, creating a resume for remote jobs is the same as creating a resume for any job. You want to use an attractive resume template, use third person language, emphasize how you can benefit your employer, and make sure the whole thing is easy to read. You also want to make sure everything is spelled correctly, especially any industry-specific terms.
With remote work, however, you also want to emphasize skills that will help you integrate into a remote team. 👉 For example, if you’re experienced with online project management tools like Asana or communication tools like Slack, you can mention those. This can be a major point in your favor if the company you’re applying to uses those same tools.
The other thing you want to do is to use results-focused language whenever possible. 👉 For example, if you ran a blog, instead of saying “I published two blog posts per week”, you might say “I created a consistent publishing schedule that increased organic reach by 200%.” Results-focused language is great for any resume, but it’s particularly important when you’re applying for work-from-home jobs, because most remote jobs are results-based, not time-based.
Where to find remote jobs
Once you know what types of jobs you’re interested in and you’ve built a resume to suit, it’s time to start finding those jobs. There are numerous online job boards that specialize in online job postings, including job boards for specific industries and job types.
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This article was written by Dianna Gunn and originally published on CodeinWP.