Landing a remote job is increasingly important. Maybe you want more flexibility with your schedule, or want to reduce your commuting costs and time. Perhaps you have a family that needs your help at home. The list goes on. Whatever your motivation, job boards are making it increasingly easy to find remote jobs.
On Indeed.com, for example, you can search for “remote” jobs and designate if you want to work full or part time.
Additionally, you can now enter your email address and let employers know that you are “ready to work.” Between searching for jobs that are remote and letting companies know you are available to start work ASAP, you can start to build a pipeline or jobs that you might want to interview for and accept.
If you want a remote job you not only need to search for one, but you need to update your resume so that you can appeal to employers. Many companies that hire remotely will want remote staff to demonstrate the following:
- Critical thinking skills
- Computer and phone savviness
- Self motivation and drive
- Strong communication skills