Ever wondered how those people on Instagram and youtube can seamlessly travel around the globe at any time of the year, what do they do? How do they do it? Well, the answer is simple: landing a remote job, what is a remote job you might ask? It is essentially is a flexible working arrangement that lets an employee work from any location outside of the company’s headquarters which of course has a lot of benefits, you can spend less time on commuting to work automatically making it a more affordable option, and most importantly, you can do it in the comfort of your own home or while traveling across the country in a van! ,
Now you are probably wondering “How would I be able to land a remote job?” Well, we’ve got you covered!
1. Know your worth
Employers are looking for self-motivated potential employees, always highlight your experience soft skills that have helped you in your previous jobs such as communication skills, self-motivation, and ability to work independently. You should also determine what skillset you can monetize, especially in a digitalized era, think about the opportunities that can be done on the go and do not require to be there on-site, if you think about graphic design it only requires knowledge of specific software and a laptop below or other tools to help ease the design process.
here are a few job examples and the skills you can consider learning to maximize the potential of landing a remote job.
- Digital Marketing
If you have a social media account, love scrolling through Instagram, TikTok, or any other social networking sites, and have an eye on the upcoming trends or know how to optimize certain trends to be created into content you can consider becoming a social media content manager or strategist.
Knowing more than a few languages is always an added bonus! If you like teaching, consider teaching online for people who are learning English as a second language will always be a good choice, there are multiple sites that act as a platform to connect tutors to students. if teaching is not your forte, opt for translating, transcribing, or even as an interpreter.
If you’ve written a blog, or even a simple advertisement opt for a writing job such as copywriting or creative writing, it is a job that will always be in demand. You also have the option to write blogs, proofreading articles, or even something as simple as writing reviews.
There are also numerous jobs that you can consider, even unexpected ones such as being a virtual assistant, always survey what is available and in demand in the job marketplace nowadays to keep yourself updated.
2. Explore your options
There is an abundance of companies hiring remote workers that you can check out in Linkedin, Flexjobs, and remote job-specific platforms such as remote co that you can explore, since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been more and more job offerings that do not require you to be in the office. Also, make sure to check the timezone and how that time difference will affect your working hours, you should also re-confirm with the company if it is 100% remote or will you be required to show up in the office once a week and so on.
3. Familiarise yourself with remote tools
Remote jobs would require you to use a communication platform as well as project management tools such as Trello, Zoom, Google Suite, Hubspot, and so on. It never hurts to learn in advance, so play around with these tools and explore their features and once you are given access by the company for role-specific tools, it’ll be a breeze!
Once you’ve landed your dream remote job, the best part is left. It is time to pick the country that you would like to settle in, here are the Top 10 countries for digital nomads complete with tips and tricks to navigate each country, or if you prefer to go in groups and stay in a co-living situation with co-working groups than check out the group trips here or test yourself and explore the possibilities by creating your own group trip.