How to get a remote job

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Where to find a remote job.
How to write your resume for remote jobs.
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Where to find a remote job

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How to write resume for remote jobs

Be clear. Whether on your cover letter, LinkedIn profile or resume, let potential employers know that you’re searching for a remote position.

Stay focused. All your skills are important, but for remote positions it’s important to highlight some remote-specific talents: communication skills, flexibility, self-discipline, tech-savviness and autonomy really stand out.

Showcase your achievements. Mention your career successes, especially the ones connected to the job you’re applying for. Bonus points if you can show concrete examples and real numbers.

Highlight your remote experience. You can even dedicate a separate section to your previous remote jobs. Be sure to include any and all experiences you’ve had working during quarantine. Adding a list of relevant skills and responsibilities can also help.

Get a little personal. While your professional achievements are paramount, it’s important to let recruiters know a little bit more about you. But don’t give it all away, just enough to build interest.

Do the work. Generic resumes aren’t enough. Firing off a resume to start your new, remote career is exciting, but there is no need to rush. Tailor your resume to your target company, if they are looking for creativity -- be creative. If they like organization, focus on your resume layout. Remember, remote jobs are highly competitive and recruiters review hundreds of resumes every day -- the more you stand out, the better.

Remote work resources

Books on working remotely

Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely—Successfully—for Individuals, Teams, and Managers by Kirsten Janene-Nelson and Lisette Sutherland
A thorough must-have guide for anyone who wants to get ahead in today’s remote-working world. It’s packed with hands-on materials and actionable advice for cultivating camaraderie, agility, and collaboration.
Distributed Teams: The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart by John O’Duinn
Drawn from 26+ years working in distributed organizations, this book gathers what did–and did not–work from the author’s hard-learned lessons, as well as learnings from company founders, hedge fund managers, software developers, data scientists, accountants, book publishers, economists, political organizers, recruiters, military personnel, executive assistants, therapists, and medical technicians.
Working Remotely: Secrets to Success for Employees on Distributed Teams by Holly G., Mike W., and Teresa D.
You’ll learn how to ward off toxic levels of loneliness, how to get what you need from your globally-based teammates, and how to network and grow in your career when you are sitting in an office of one.
Remote: Office Not Required by David Hansson and Jason Fried
Remote work has plenty of benefits. It increases the talent pool, reduces turnover, lessens the real estate footprint, and improves the ability to conduct business across multiple time zones, to name a few. As Fried and Hansson explain the challenges and unexpected benefits of this phenomenon, they show why—with a few controversial exceptions–more businesses will want to promote this model.
The Art of Working Remotely by Scott Dawson
You’ll learn how to set up a quality workspace, along with the behaviors and practices that contribute to remote work success.
Plandotrack Workbook and Planner for Remote and Virtual Professionals by Jennifer J. Britton
A step-by-step journey through a series of reflective questions in the areas of business, remote and virtual leadership, teamwork fundamentals, and key elements for growing a remote business or a team.