Written by Nkiruka Rosemary Iwu (Pinky)
These are my jottings from the Opportunity Desk Live Session on Remote Work.
OD LIVE SESSION With Mr. Ade Olowojumo.
What is Remote Work?
A remote job is one that is done away from the office in a remote location. This could be either work done from home, or work done on the road in the case of a job such as a regional salesperson.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a great opportunity for us to work remotely.
To work Remotely:
- You need to be disciplined.
- You need to be organized.
- And You need to get digital Skills.
Some Good Digital Skills you can get include:
a) Graphics Designing
b) User Interface Design
d) Artificial Intelligence
e) And Data Science.
How to Find a Remote Work
Companies are now investing in the digital spaces.
You need to try to get any of these digital Skills.
You need to find out the opportunities available that you can tap into.
You will have to do a thorough research.
Use Google to find out things – Google is a great tool.
You can Search on Google – “Top 10 Skill areas for Remote work”.
Newer skill sets are coming up each day.
Good Sites to get Remote Work include:
- Pinky’s Blog
You need to get some coaching
Get a mentor in any field you want to go into.
Go for knowledge.
Go to Twitter and do a search on people working remotely.
Some successful people in remote work usually do a vlog or a blog on how to get remote work.
How to Apply for a Remote Job – Important things to know about Remote Work
You will need your CV, cover Letter and a portfolio of the past jobs you have done.
Before applying for emote work, you need to get on several projects.
You need to be willing to learn.
Learn how to be a web designer.
Learn graphics designing.
Basically, start working on several projects.
The projects are what you will show on your portfolio.
You will have to tailor your CVs to your remote work profiles.
Update your LinkedIn profile.
Caveat – There are a Lot of Scams on the Internet Presenting themselves as sites to get Remote jobs.
You need to Verify the Information you get from the Internet.
Do not Pay to get any job…
Unless you are Paying for Skills training.
The Global Market has Crashed.
COVID-19 and the Recession is Presenting a lot of Opportunities especially for Remote Work.
Remote work do not also come easy.
You must put in effort to get them.
You need to put in work.
The Biggest Challenge is Call-to-Action.
You have to Reach out to a lot of Organizations on a Daily basis.
You have to Understand the Skills Required.
Start taking on Projects.
Start Reaching out to Organizations.
Send a follow-up E-mail a week after applying for the jobs.
You can Record a One Minute Video on what you can do for the Employers to watch.
Look for Problems and devise a Solution.
Every Organization is looking for Someone to Solve Problems.
For Example – You can Search for Web Designing Jobs in Pittsburgh, USA… Or any Good location you wish.
Every loophole is an Opportunity.
Again some Remote Work Sites are…
More Things to know – Important things to know about Remote Work
Join Communities of Remote Workers on Social media.
Join Communities of Data Scientists.
Look for Successful Data Scientists.
You can Search for Successful Data Scientists in the U.K or the U.S
Be Open to new Technology
Know how new Skills work.
To achieve a Balance while working Remotely, Have a Schedule.
Some Benefits of Remote Work
You Can Prepare Psychologically for Remote work by seeing the Benefits.
You save money instead of Shopping for a new Wardrobe if you were going to a Regular office.
You also Save Energy by Cutting out Transportation costs to a Normal Office.
Avoid Job Scams…
Work with verified Job Sites with a Proven track Record.
Ms. Grace also made mention of the Existence of Fake Scholarships Websites for example.
In his Last words – Mr. Ade Said, If you don’t get a Remote job you want, you can create one with your Skills.
😊 And that Wrapped Up the OD LIVE SESSION on Remote work.
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