Getting a remote job in 2020 with all this technology available is easy, right?
Well, perhaps finding remote jobs is easier now than 10 years ago but it still requires having several boxes ticked if one is to be successful in convincing a would-be employer that they are the best person for the role.
Before we continue, it is important to be sure that the job you are applying for is fully remote, as some roles require you to attend weekly or monthly meetings or attend events and seminars. You will notice on some job specs that a job may be advertised as remote but ideally want you to live in a certain area or city.
So, what are some of the benefits for both the employee and the employer of being/having a remote employee:
Benefits for the Employee:
- More flexibility in your schedule.
- No sitting in traffic or long commutes to work.
- Greater scope to find a job you like or matches your qualifications as you are not limited to applying for jobs in your area.
- Secure a better salary particularly if you have niche qualifications that employers require for the job in hand.
Benefits for the Employer:
- Much larger pool of qualified candidates available.
- No need for office space as employees will work from home – ideal for start-up tech ventures where a physical office location may not be needed.
- Get work done around the clock – employees may be willing to work and take calls outside of normal office hours. If employees are located in other time-zones it is possible that work can be done for your business 24/7.
- Set up an international team. Fantastic for business’s who require translation or customer service to people in different areas of the world.
Securing Remote Work
So, now that we understand the many benefits of remote work, we ask what is the best way to go about securing a job that allows you to work from home. Follow these simple steps and hopefully remote working will become not just a dream but a reality.
- Be certain that remote working is for you. Not everybody enjoys working from their home. Some people may much prefer to be in a company with lots of people around them. Also make sure you have the required equipment to hand – laptop/PC/phone line, internet access and a quiet area to work where you will not be disturbed.
- Remote working works for employees who are self-motivated. The best remote workers really love their work and take pride in what they produce.
- Explore job sites that specialise in remote working. There are many out there. Also watch the more traditional job sites as the option to work remotely is very much an employer preference so there may be roles on these sites that are suitable.
- Research what remote employers are looking for. Specific skills are one thing but if you have worked remotely previously with good success and have references to prove it; you are onto a winner.
- Some employers may be hiring their first remote employee and may need a bit of convincing that remote working will work for them. Make sure to talk about communication tools you used in the past that worked very well, e.g. slack, salesforce, go-to-meeting, skype etc.
- Make sure to check out the FinTech Jobs Page on Fintechjobs.io as many of our advertising customers (Employers) require remote workers with specific skill sets on a regular basis.
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