Updated: Jan 12
It's a new year and before the resolutions get stashed in February, let's kick off the first full week of 2021 in high gear. As humans, the excitement of a new year provides us with a reset and a thirst for new things and I am sure a great number of people globally are looking for new challenges, especially professionally. You probably want to leave your current job and work for an exciting startup or an established organization, earn a better salary with better perks and but the jobs you want are out of your geographical location. Bummer!
COVID brought about a tremendous shift in the way we work and forced majority of companies to seek alternate methods to recruit and retain talent. Enter WFH. Remote culture was pretty strong before the pandemic with the likes of Basecamp trail blazing and evangelising remote work even before the phrase became common.
Fast forward to 2020, the number of remote roles have grown exponentially. A fascinating fact, 56% of businesses worldwide offer some type of capacity for remote work. 18% of the workforce work remotely on a full time basis. What's in it for the company and the employee? A company can save up to $11,000 a year if just a single employee works remotely for half of the time. Savings are in multiples if the number increases. Conversely, an employee working remotely can earn up to an additional $4,000 a year and save $2,000 - $5,000 a year in costs. When you go remote, everybody wins! Got your attention? Read on, there's a goodie at the end of this post for you 🥳.
Okay so you're interested in some jobs in the U.S, U.K or the EU and want to go remote. How do you even start? How will you get your foot in the door and even secure an interview leave alone get hired?
Don't you worry, I got that covered for you. I've prepared a cheat sheet of methods I have used in the past to apply and interview for jobs mostly in the U.S. The hit rate in terms of responses is now at 95%. Try them out for yourself and let me know how you fair on. I guarantee it'll be worth the effort and I do wish you all the best in your quest for a new, better and exciting job.
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