Remote Work Round-Up
Feb. 7th 2018
So you've taken a look at our remote job listings and found a company that would make your #CareerGoals a reality. It's time to take the process one step further and actually apply to the job, but there's a catch - you've never worked remotely before. If one thing's for sure about the interview process for a remote company, it's that you're going to be asked if you've ever worked remotely and what working remotely looks like for you, personally.
Don't be discouraged! There are plenty of people who've transitioned from traditional office settings to the flexible life of a remote worker. More than experience, the success of a remote employee comes from the personality traits they posses, and these traits are actually more common than you think! Forbes recently published an article highlighting 10 traits you should be looking for in a remote employee, and we've shared them below:
- They Value Results Over Process
- They're Self-Starters
- They Can Successfully Complete A Test Project
- They're Punctual And Responsive
- They're Motivated By Something Larger Than Themselves
- They're Natural Problem Solvers
- They're Detail Oriented And Can Track Their KPIs
- They Possess A Strong Technical Aptitude
- They've Worked On A Remote Team Before
- They Have A Growth Mindset
If you possess one (or more) of these traits, you're already on your way to becoming a successful remote employee! Now pull the trigger and apply to one of these 10 fantastic remote job opportunities below, or head over to our Jobs page for even more available roles.
I thought about writing this blog piece like one of those quizzes that used to be on the back pages of Seventeen and Cosmo where each question would offer several answers of varying point levels and you'd pick one answer per question, tally up your points at the end, and match your score to one of several possible results.
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