Consider additional, helpful resources, including other Lynda.com videos and remote work websites, to help you in your journey to find remote work.
- First of all I want to offer you congratulations. By watching this course, you are already investing in your remote job search. However, this is not the only resource out there for remote job seekers. You will undoubtedly have other questions to ask about remote work, how companies manage remote teams, and some best practices on being a remote employee. There are a growing number of resources out there, and I think you could benefit from some of my favorites. A blog that puts out tons of content specific to remote workers is the flexjobs blog.
They have info on how to set up your home office, how to communicate effectively with a remote team, how to integrate your family and worklife in a remote setting, and a heck of a whole lot more. This is just a great resource for you to browse and see what type of topics pop out and relate to your situation. Plus they do blog posts on the top companies hiring remote workers and will sometimes do webinars with employers looking to hire remote workers. So it can be a great resource for the types of remote jobs that are currently out there too. If you are curious how remote teams operate and want to get the perspective of the employers, the best place I've seen is remote.co.
They interview leaders of remote teams and ask questions about the types of tools they use. Also how they maintain culture, how they interview remote job candidates, and generally how they view the lifecycle of remote teams. This will really help you to empathize with the employers you are looking to work with. If you can understand what they're looking for, their pain points, and how they work together, you can bring that to your job interview. There is also a book on the remote job space. It's called Remote. It goes into all the benefits of remote work, how employees and employers can benefit, and offers some best practices on how to make a remote working environment successful.
It was created by folks who make remote project management software so they know firsthand what other companies go through. Since their team is also remote, they know firsthand as well. If you're curious about the lives of people who leverage remote work as a way to travel and wander the world, just do a Google search of digital nomad. This is a term for folks that make it a point to travel while they work. While this lifestyle's not for everyone, it will give you a glimpse into how these folks make this lifestyle viable. There are some takeaways the average remote job seeker can leverage when interviewing.
These are just a few resources that I know about, and they have helped shape how I view and understand the remote job market. It's really about what connects with you. My philosophy is that there are little gems of information all over the place. You just have to find the ones that resonate with you and put them in your pocket. I wish you the best of luck.
- Preparing for your remote job hunt
- Setting up a productive workspace
- Finding remote jobs
- Avoiding scams
- Crafting a remote resume
- Interviewing for a remote job
- Negotiating salary
- Staying motivated