From small businesses to the FTSE 100, organisations of all shapes and sizes are hiring remote workers like never before due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re seeking practical advice on how to find your next remote job, here are some steps you can take today:
1. Connect with a specialised recruitment firm
Specialist recruitment consultants often have knowledge of new job opportunities before they’re advertised. At Robert Half, we work with companies around the world to source new jobs, so, when you work with us, you’re not limited to only those jobs in your immediate area. We can help you identify the right opportunity, whether it’s down the street or across the country. And we make it easy for you to work from home no matter your setup or equipment.
Moreover, when you register with Robert Half, our specialist recruitment team will advocate for you in the job market. Everyday we are unearthing job opportunities and we can make the case to employers about why you’re the best person for a particular remote job. Best of all? There’s no cost to you for our services.
2. Search the web wisely
Start by visiting well-known job boards, including our own. We’re adding new remote jobs every day, and we make it easy for you to search for your next opportunity.
3. Tap your online network
There’s a tremendous amount of online networking taking place with so many people working from home and spending hours on digital devices. Keep up with the competition by using this time to make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date.
Use this time to reconnect with previous colleagues, check in with former managers and try to expand your network by joining online alumni communities. Put simply, don’t be shy about letting people know you’re looking to find a remote job.
4. Look far and wide
There are many benefits to working from home. One of those advantages is that you don’t have to worry about a daily commute. When looking for a remote job, cast a wide net and don’t limit yourself to pursuing career opportunities within your immediate geography.
5. Recognise things can change
We’re all needing to adapt and respond to a changing situation – and this will apply to your job search as well. Some companies allowing employees to work remotely for the time being may not extend that arrangement indefinitely. If you do land a job offer, be sure to seek clarification during the negotiation.
The key to finding remote jobs in the current market is to make use as many tools at your disposal. A successful job search has always required determination, diligence and attention to detail. So, today, you’ll need a combination of elements from a traditional job search, intertwined with a bit of innovation.