It used to be simple: working at the office was the only way to go. But that isn’t the way to go for a long time now. These days, with the internet being our main source work can be done at any place at any time. That is why being able to work from home is a way of working which is seen very often these days. But how do you come across such a job that is flexible, which makes it able to work remote? Let’s look at the benefits of having a remote job and at most popular ways to get a permanent position in a company on a remote basis.
Being able to work with a remote job has a lot of benefits. Some of them which you maybe won’t think of right away, like being happier and having less sick days. It is proven that employees who work from home report sick a lot less than people who don’t get that opportunity. Which is in the long run also very beneficial for the company itself. Happy employees make a happy company.
Not only does it make employees happy and does it prevent people from reporting sick. Working from any other place than the office also makes people more productive. The days of being distracted by your colleagues are over. Your boss won’t be able to question you daily about your work or ask you for to do something every other minute. You can focus on you and your work only.
Thereby, not only employees benefit from having a remote job. Employers can get a lot out of having employees who work remote. Not only do the previous points have benefit for the employee but the employers as well, there is more. Think about all the office space that won’t be needed anymore. Employers don’t have to invest in office supplies or space to make room for many people. The cost will be a lot less, even the energy bill will be a lot lower, which also is beneficial for the environment. Everybody wins.
But how do you get such a remote job? Now a day there a plenty of websites who help you find the remote job that suits you best. But we will address that later on. First, we are looking at other things you can do to make sure you get a job that you will love.
Your network has a lot of power to get you places, don’t underestimate it. A lot of successful people are in their position because of great networking skills. Make sure you keep your network up-to-date and stay in touch with old colleagues, even if it is just through Facebook or LinkedIn. Being aware of what the people who you surround yourself with are doing on a daily basis can open doors for some great opportunities.
Not into online networking? Do it the old school way, face-to-face. If you know what you want and aren’t afraid to go after it. You should approach the hiring manager that is relevant for you job position. Probably you won’t just bump into him or her, so then go for the direct approach through email. No doubt they will like your persistence, which maybe will help you get your dream job.
If you want an online job there are many possibilities. There are job boards online in which you can find only remote jobs. Not all websites are made for freelance opportunities, some are made for recruiting employees for a longer period of time. They can help you to get to the place you want to go.