How to Get Remote Jobs in 2021
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman, an American political activist.
The world stands at a crossroads in 2020 with the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the world with its virulency. The world as we know it is changing for the good, the bad or the ugly, we can’t say as of now, but it is. In these dark times, staying home and isolated is the best way to secure the health of our loved ones and communities. To this end, working from home or in jobs in which all remote working options are the way to go. Let us explore how to get remote jobs in 2021.
Find careers which allow or where working remotely is considered a norm or is normal. So obviously you cannot opt for careers like nursing, defence forces, engineering, and architecture and so on. Opt for careers such as writing, editing, graphic, software, music, art, and so on where you can work at home and be productive.
Networking is the solution to all issues. Put a word out through your social and professional connections that you are seeking such a career path and options. You never know when you might strike gold. Only contact people with whom you have a connection and you feel can be of help. Facebook groups, LinkedIn, community sites, and email connections are a great place to start.
Use search engines like google.com and the help of companies that work with businesses to fill unadvertised positions. Key in the words “recruitment platform” to help you find such avenues for positions. Twitter's advanced search option can also be used to find remote jobs for next year.
Send out your resumes with supporting documents in the form of cold calling emails. This route has little success at times but there is no need to give up. One never knows when is lucky like Arjuna and strikes the fish’s eye with the arrow. Make a great cover letter with a crisp resume, some references of people as well as links to showcase your work. It’s important to get it right to get the attention of the recipient of the email.
Start researching and reading up on job trends for the future which allow remote working. Start re-training yourself for this and preparing to enter the workforce as a remote worker. Upgrading the skills is a part of life and doing something which brings you joy, happiness is a better reason. Don’t you think so?
So if you are looking to be a blogger, a music composer, a home chef, a video game designer, or a software developer, options are plenty in 2021. Just hunker down now to make sure that you get what you want – a remote working job where you are able to achieve a work-life balance and keep all parties happy. HAPPY job hunting for 2021!