Career path, General, Professional Development, Work environment

How to find remote work?

Remote work can be very rewarding

Due to the coronavirus measures, more people than ever are looking to for remote work. Something they can do from home. Because it is brand new to many, a lot of you are wondering how to find remote work.

Using search engines would be the obvious solution, but that can be pretty overwhelming if you never worked as a freelancer nor checked out what’s out there. There are different sites with very different reviews and it’s pretty easy to get lost in it and just give up on trying to find a remote job.

In order to prevent it, we’ll go through the basics with you and get you started.

Job filters on “traditional” job boards

Firstly, you need to know that you can use the filter option on traditional job search sites. Those are the ones you would normally use to check out what is out there. Sometimes, companies place an advertisement for a job that can be or is a full-time remote position, just like they would do for any other position. So, we would definitely recommend going to your usual stops for job search and give it a go.

Remote work

Secondly, there are sites devoted to promoting remote work. Two examples would be https://remote.co/ and https://weworkremotely.com/. On these sites, you can search for jobs of different categories and see what are the requirements. Some require the candidate to be located in a specific country, but it is still a remote job because you will be working from home.

There's loads of freelancers out there - you just need to connect!Freelance communities

When we talk about going remotely, we have to mention freelancers who have been doing this sort of thing for a while. We can’t write an article about remote work without mentioning the biggest communities for freelancers out there: https://www.upwork.com/, https://www.peopleperhour.com/, and https://www.fiverr.com/. These sites are used by individuals who create accounts and look for jobs, but also businesses of all sizes that look for a service provider. Whatever your interest is, you can place an ad for yourself on these sites. One thing to keep in mind is that these sites could take a very small percentage of your earnings. This is a negligible amount since the platform is free to use and you can get in front of so many eyes.

There are many other sites that work similarly, for example, https://www.toptal.com/talent/apply.

Remote organizations

If you type “remote jobs” in Google, you will get a list of organizations that are referred to as “remote organizations”.

Remote work has never been closer with these organizations.

Each of them offers a work from anywhere option and on most sites, you have to sign up or create an account. There are some with a paid membership, but if you are serious about diving into remote work, it might not be a bad idea to invest in this.
Here are the links to some of these virtual companies: https://10up.com/careers/, https://www.seeq.com/about/careers, https://hubstaff.com/jobs, https://www.aha.io/company/careers.

How can Linking Lines help?

By writing a professional CV and cover letter for your remote job application or by preparing you for the interview phase. If you need to talk to a professional about your options and future, you can also benefit from our career coaching services.

Let’s get you started on a remote job!

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