The interest in remote jobs (teleworking) is increasing and more and more people are striving to be so-called digital nomads. If you want to be successful in this area of the professional world, you need some tips.
Prerequisite: You have the right skills, experience and reliable access to a computer and the Internet. With a bit of strategy, intuition, and creative thinking, you can find a way to maintain good cash flow and cover your daily expenses while fulfilling your travel dreams at the same time.
Unless a job posting specifically says “remote” or “teleworking,” it is most likely a local position. If you narrow down your search with these keywords, you will save yourself the time and effort that you would spend looking through inappropriate places. While you can get far with standard Google search, you need to make your job search as specific as possible. Familiarizing yourself with various job boards is critical to optimizing your job search.
Learning how to use websites specifically designed for posting jobs abroad can mean the difference between effectively searching and wandering the internet aimlessly.
Hiring remote workers is a tricky process. Instead of a traditional interview process, hiring managers need to find an alternative way to get to know the candidates. In these cases, they often rely on the information they can glean from internet research.
Make sure you have an up-to-date professional appearance, including an up-to-date LinkedIn profile and an up-to-date, professionally written résumé (cvmaker templates can be downloaded from this page) and a portfolio showing your best work. When hiring remote workers, organizations want to see a track record of high quality work done under minimal supervision. If necessary, you should bring in a professional to create a compelling profile of yourself and curate your work for the presentation.
Websites like LinkedIn have a feature that allows you to write recommendations directly into a person’s profile. Recommendations from previous managers and colleagues on your profile can give your credibility and your application a good boost.
Sometimes it can be difficult to get full-time remote work, or maybe even undesirable to your travel lifestyle. If flexibility is important to you to get the most out of your travel adventures, freelance work could be your lifeline. Websites like Upwork can be important resources for finding these jobs. Upwork’s well-designed structure provides security and formality in the process, making it easier to find and apply for the type of job you’re looking for.