Just one in 10 companies expects all their staff to return to the office after the pandemic.
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When looking for remote jobs, it’s important to tailor your résumé and cover letter accordingly.
Highlighting any previous remote work or related soft skills such as Zoom could go a long way.
Optimizing your LinkedIn profile and using the relevant hashtags will catch recruiters’ attention.
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Remote work might have been hard to come by in the past but times have changed. Although it’s not easy to find a job in today’s market, remote work is increasingly common.
Only one in 10 companies expect all their staff to return to the office after the pandemic and major companies including Google and Salesforce are planning to accommodate remote work in the long term.
There are many similarities between the remote work application process and the standard in-person work application, but there are new factors to take into account.
Here are some specific tips on how to update your résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile to make yourself the perfect candidate for remote work.
You could make a note of any specific remote work-related skills you might have.
1. How to tailor your resume
Online volunteering, video meetings with clients in other timezones, and working collaboratively online through Google Docs or the Cloud are all part of the remote work experience, said Jennifer Parrish in Remote.Co.
Clearly outlining this in your resume could make all the difference. You could mention it in parentheses after the job title – for example “marketing director (remote).”
Otherwise, you could mention it in the job description by saying something along the lines of: “I remotely managed a team of five employees and increased sales by 20% in the first quarter.”
If you have a lot of experience in working remotely, you may want to create a specific “Remote work” section to highlight this on your résumé. Whatever you choose, don’t assume that your hiring manager knows you worked remotely simply from your job title.
Indeed suggested that you could also make a note of any specific remote work-related skills you might have. You might choose to name specific programs such as Slack, Asana, Trello, Dropbox, and Google Hangouts, or you can be more general and cite video conferencing, email management, cloud storage technology, and office suites.
Try highlighting your remote work skills and what you could do for the company.
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2. How to optimize your cover letter
One important thing is to remember that the company doesn’t want to know why remote working suits you, but rather why you working remotely will be beneficial to them.
Therefore, lines like: “I want to work with you because I can pick up my children from school,” should definitely be avoided.
Instead, try highlighting your remote work skills and what you could do for the company. For example, soft skills such as responsibility, flexibility, time management, and adaptability are even more essential in a remote post …read more
Source:: Business Insider