What are the best remote jobs?

Andrew Pyle

This video talks about the best remote jobs...

But more importantly, helps you understand what the best remote job is for you.

Transcript:

Hey everyone, this is Andrew from HelloRemote and today we’re asking “What are the best remote jobs?” 

This video is for you if you’re thinking about getting a remote job, you might be sick of your current role, you might want to ditch the commute or maybe you’re just looking at ways to develop your career. 

If that sounds like you then stick around because I’m going to talk about what the best remote job could look like for you, and at the end of this video, I’ll tell 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 what are the best remote jobs? 

Firstly, we need to define “best”, as it’s completely subjective and will mean different things to different people. 

The best remote job for you is one where you have the knowledge, skills and confidence to do a good job. You have the opportunity to work on projects that mean something to you. And you have the opportunity to work with brilliant people around the world, that help you develop and grow. 

For this to occur, you need to undertake an audit of your current situation. You need to understand the skills and experience you currently have. You need to identify the type of company you’d like to work for. You need to be realistic as to what kind of role you could fill. And you need to think about what sort of organisation you want to have a long term relationship with. 

In career development I understand it can be difficult to identify exactly what you want, because it’s not always immediately clear. I’ve worked with hundreds of clients 121 and I’ve found it helps if you start on the opposite side and ask yourself… “what don’t you want”. 

So perhaps be realistic and think about what sort of job would NOT be a good fit for you.

What sort of company do you NOT want to work for?

What sort of situation would NOT be ideal long term? 

When you do this, you start to create some mental boundaries, which can help shape the sort of career you want. When you know what you don’t want, it makes it clearer to see what you do want. 

For example, you might have had a bad experience in your current role and were thrown into the deep end on day 1. This might have caused you stress and being unhappy at work, so you know you don’t want that again. Well the opposite of that is joining a company that has a clear on boarding process, to ensure you have the knowledge, skills and confidence to do a good job. 

Having this level of clarity about your career will have a huge positive impact when looking for a remote job. You don’t need to appeal to every remote company hiring right now, you need to pinpoint the precise environment and circumstances in which you will thrive, and then just seek out those opportunities.  

When you start talking to remote companies, it will be obvious that you’re the sort of person that takes your career development seriously, and know exactly where you want to be. This will make you stand out from the crowd, who have mindlessly submitted their generic CV as part of their application. 

When you ask yourself “What are the best remote jobs” it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking about the best paid. Many of the jobs advertised within HelloRemote include salary, so when you log in, you can see exactly which benefits come with which jobs. Off the top of my head, the best paid remote jobs right now are either software development or in business development / Sales. But it’s all relative though. A junior software engineer will probably earn more than a senior customer support agent, a mid level salesperson will probably earn more than a senior designer.

It really doesn’t make any sense to compare different jobs against each other, it makes more sense to think about what the best job looks like for you. So this is why you need to define what “best” means to you.

Let’s say you’re currently commuting an hour to work each day for the salary you earn. Well when you land a remote job, you don’t have to commute any more, so you save money on the transport costs and get an extra two hours a day to do whatever you want. 

The point I’m making is about completely understanding what you want your life to look like, and the positive effects a remote job could have on your life. Not all benefits are about money. 

If you’ve found this interesting, then you can sign up for HelloRemote which is 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, there are tools, templates and scripts that you can copy, and we can help you be in the top 1% of applicants. It really is your one stop shop for landing a remote job, fast. 

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