How To Handle Your Remote Job Hunt
Jobhunting can be stressful at the best of times, but the current fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic has added a new layer of anxiety. Many jobseekers are left unsure how to approach the new jobhunting landscape, particularly as more and more roles go remote.
Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to take charge of your remote job hunting!
Narrow down the search
At the start of your job search, it is always helpful to narrow things down as much as you can. With more and more jobs going remote, there is a growing market for work which does not require a centralised location.
If you aren’t careful, all of this background noise could easily drown out your focus and cause you to miss out on fantastic jobs which would be ideally suited to your talents, qualifications and experience.
You don’t necessarily have to stick to jobs you’ve done before, as remote working is also the ideal opportunity to switch careers and diversify a little (or a lot). But you will need to ensure you know what it is you’re looking for from your new job to avoid getting distracted or lost mid-search.
Use your network
Your new remote job could be much closer than you think it is. When you aren’t sure where to turn, reach out to your existing network and communicate what you’re looking for from the work, including any salary expectations you may have.
Before you know it, you’ll have access to your own career cheer squad, each member of which will now be able to connect you with relevant professionals and may even give you prior knowledge of some of the best remote jobs in the UK before they are advertised officially. Take advantage of these opportunities wherever you find them.
Take regular breaks
Jobhunting is a job, and even while working from home, you still need to take a break every now and then. Find out what style of working suits you best – perhaps you simply prefer to honour your lunch break, or maybe you work better when you take lots of smaller breaks throughout the day? One of the jobs of remote working is that you are never tied to a desk. Your job search should include the same freedom and flexibility, ensuring you are recharged and ready to impress prospective new leads.