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With remote working finally breaking into the mainstream thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, here are some tips to secure yourself a remote job.

First, it's important to be sure you actually qualify for remote work before navigating the job market In other words, test your tech tools. Make sure you have a strong Internet connection and have means for video conferencing. Don't forget about your online reputation. 70% of employers research applicants' social presences

Author: Demetrius Harrison

This year, remote work is more popular than ever, and companies are noticing how beneficial it is for both employers and their teams. 99% of those who work from home would like to continue working remotely, at least part of the time, for the rest of their careers, and 95% would recommend it to others. Remote work provides fewer distractions, greater flexibility, and financial relief that translate into improved employee health. As a result, workers are flocking toward remote opportunities and the job pool is widening. Here’s how you can begin your remote job search. 

First, it’s important to be sure you actually qualify for remote work before navigating the job market. In other words, test your tech tools. Make sure you have a strong Internet connection and have means for video conferencing.

Furthermore, build your resumé. Put the most relevant experiences first. Be sure to include keywords that are related to your field of interest, all while keeping the details short and sweet. Remember: a resumé should be an easy skim. Refrain from long job descriptions. This is what interviews are for.

There’s one more thing to do before actually searching for jobs: check your social media. Don’t forget about your online reputation. 70% of employers research applicants’ social presences, so avoid posting anything illegal, discriminatory, or inappropriate. A great solution to this is to create separate business & personal profiles. If you’re working remotely, your social media profile is perhaps the best way your boss knows you. 

After this, you’re ready to start searching for jobs. Platforms like Nine2Five Job Search can help you search 1.5 million job listen

To begin, do your homework. Research the company you’re applying work for and rehearse your interview responses. When it’s time for your digital interview, be sure to dress the part and remain personable. Dress as you would for an in-person interview and make sure your surroundings are tidy, but don’t let a screen keep you from being yourself and fully showing your enthusiasm for the role. Lastly, be sure to put your smartphone on silent and keep your kids/pets away.

Experts estimated that 70% of the workforce would work remotely at least 5 days each month by 2025. Remote work is convenient, economical, and technologically advanced. Have you been able to find remote work

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