How to get a remote job?

Andrew Pyle

Here at HelloRemote, we know a thing or two about getting a remote job...

This video walks you through the main steps that most remote companies follow when sourcing and selecting potential people to work with.

Transcript:

Hey everyone, this is Andrew from HelloRemote and today we’re asking the question “How to get a remote job”

This video is for you if you’re just starting out on your quest to land a remote job, or you’ve applied for a few remote jobs but not had any success yet getting invited to an interview.

If that sounds like you then stick around because I’m going to explain how to get a remote job and at the end of the video, I’ll show you how to access the HelloRemote online course for free, which is your one stop shop for discovering remote jobs and being in the top 1% of applicants.

So, it’s a really good question “How to get a remote job”

In essence, it’s a really simple strategy: 

1. Identify what jobs you can do. 
2. Find companies hiring remotely for that job 
3. Apply for the job
4. Get an interview
5. Attend follow up interviews or assessments
6. Get an offer
7. Negotiate the offer
8. Sign a contract and start work 

That’s pretty much the end to end process. The complications arise as you drill down into each of those steps, and look at what’s going on beneath the surface.

For example, if you’re a chef, it’s going to be difficult to land a remote job as a chef, because a chef needs a kitchen. Which is attached to a restaurant. Ideally filled with hungry customers.

So the first step is to be realistic about what you can actually do for a company. Once you’ve done that, you need to find a company hiring remotely for that job. 

So this is where I’m going to plug HelloRemote a little bit, because that’s exactly what we’ve done. We’ve looked at the most popular sources of remote jobs online and pulled them all together into one place. Your free HelloRemote account gets updated daily with new remote job vacancies, so it’s the best place to find that next opportunity.

Once you’ve discovered a vacancy that suits your skills and experience, you can apply for it. But to help you understand the current remote jobs market, it’s not uncommon for a single job ad to get a few thousand applications. So if you think you can just upload your boring generic CV that looks exactly the same as everyone else's, then you’re not going to stand out. You need to make changes to your application, to help the hiring company understand why you should be shortlisted for an interview. 

Once shortlisted, you’ll need to attend a series of interviews, depending on the type of job you’ve applied for, and demonstrate why you’re the best person for the job. You’ll need to give clear examples of your achievements and how you can bring value to the hiring company in the future.

If the remote hiring company think you’re a good fit, then they’ll make you an offer, which should outline the terms of the employment contract along with how much you’ll get paid and all the other benefits associated with the role. So an offer is something you can negotiate, and is one of your best opportunities to increase your income and quality of life, for a long time.

Once an offer has been agreed by both parties, you’ll be given a start date, and you will have got yourself a remote job! 

It doesn’t stop there though, as you will most likely have an on boarding phase, and a probationary period to ensure it’s going to work out for you and the employer. Once you’ve completed this, you are living the dream!

If you’ve found this video interesting then you can sign up for HelloRemote, and get a free online course that shows you the A-Z of getting a remote job. There’s a feed of remote job vacancies that gets updated on a daily basis, and we can help be in the top 1% of applicants. It really is your one stop shop for landing a remote job, fast.

So if this sounds good to you, head over to HelloRemote today and create your account for free.


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