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I've recently published some of my experience with working from home. And as I know bitLanders is a rewards website, besides everything else, I thought it might be interesting for the users to read and learn more about the work from home topic. That's why I wanted to introduce this blog - focused mainly on finding remote jobs.
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To find the best remote job that suits your needs and is also in the acceptable salary range could be challenging. This happens because in the job searches one has to consider the demand on the labor market, what kind of jobs are currently active, which industries develop quicker and require additional workforce. Unfortunately, the current job offers not always could fit once qualifications, knowledge, and experience, and on the contrary - most of the times it's just the opposite: the employee has to adapt to the job.
Why does this happen? As we all know, the world in the recent years becomes more and more dynamic. Fashion changes, ideas change, not to mention technology progress. By the time someone starts and finish education in school or university, the demand for workers with such qualifications might have altered. Yes, you might have studied and currently know a lot about the most popular and well-paid job by the time you study, but it is not guaranteed that the situation will remain the same some years after. And the key here is to be able to fit and adapt to any environment so that you stay successful.
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Since the main idea I have is to give heads up on how to find the best possible job in the current situation, I'll divide this blog into several sections with useful tips. Hope you can get the most of it, and I will be glad if I could give some ideas to people looking for a job.
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1. Use forums or work-related blogs.
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The experience I had so far with work from home positions, shows me that the most efficient way to find such work is by simply dive into the environment. This means to actually virtually meet people with similar interests, like in forums or read blogs written by people who already walked on that path. You'll be surprised how many ideas you can get from forums, and of course, you'll need to read between the lines sometimes and learn to ignore negativity. But in general, I find forums and blogs extremely useful not only for finding a job that fits your need but also for keeping informed about new opportunities which arise now and then.
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Such websites are a source of real human experiences and even if they can in many cases delude you, I truly believe that they are much more helpful than harmful. Even if it's only to get the tiny bit of information as a name of a new website, that it not yet on top search engine results. Then you can do your own research for this particular company/business and see what else you could find about it around the web.
Here are some examples of forums and blogs you can check:
You can find more yourself by simply searching for them online using any search engine.
2. Decide what kind of job you want.
Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.
This is the second most important step to do after making some initial research of the available resources. I emphasize - it's the second thing to do because you can't choose something without knowing what to choose from. First, you check the available options, then you can pick the most relevant and appropriate for your liking. You may want any job in the beginning and have an idea what you are good at and what you will enjoy working, but if this is not coordinated with what's on offer, it could just remain a dream job that never comes true.
Once you have a clear set of job types or industries, then you can consider:
— What's the job that is most enjoyable for you?
— What's the job that you most closely fit in terms of qualifications?
— Is the salary close to your expectations?
— Is this a job you can do temporary or for a longer period?
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It's also good to take into account if you're looking for freelance projects or a long-term contract job. In case it's the first one, your requirements might not be so strict. If a project continues for a few months only, then you don't need to worry it doesn't fit you completely because it's not something you'll need to adjust to in the future. It's a different story with the contract jobs - they have to be the best possible match for you so that you can continue to be effective and do your job over the years.
3. Put all efforts in the application process.
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Now that it's decided what will be the criteria to choose what companies to apply for, it's time to make the first step in getting to know those employers a little deeper. This is the application process which includes several stages as well:
⚫ Learn as much information as possible about the company using various sources. The more you know, the better you will be prepared for applying and eventually future dealing with them.
⚫ If you find something unclear regarding their policies or anything at all, make sure you contact them for clarification. This will give you an idea about how they are dealing with people in terms of communication, the company's internal regulations and the first impressions about them.
⚫ If you need to send a resume or any documentation, samples, or whatever they require, make sure you spent enough time working on them to make them personal, free of spelling mistakes, and appropriate for the position you apply for.
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The application is the very first contact you make with your employer and many times you won't get a second chance at this. Although there are companies which allow job applications every 6 months or so, it's not something you want to blow away on the first shot. Even if you are not completely certain your resume is written in the best way, spending more time working on it might give you ideas regarding how to improve it.
4. Select the best fit.
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At the end, you might find yourself in a situation where you have several offers, but you don't have the physical ability or time to work on all of them. That's the time you will have to choose. My advice here is to select the job that fits a larger number of criteria you have initially defined for yourself. If you have to choose between a pleasant job for a lower salary and a higher-paid job that is hard to bear - well, here is a question of priorities.
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I would personally take the one that I'm enjoying, but if money is such a huge factor, then might be an option to consider working temporarily on the difficult one. However, I definitely don't recommend working such jobs for too long as working something you don't like could affect you negatively and lead to stress and all kind of diseases. And health is worth more than any job.
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Anyhow, finding a proper work and position is a continuous process, and even after you've found one, it's a good idea to keep updated regarding the available offers. So that you are prepared in case you'd like a change or any other unpredictable factors. That would be all for now.
Thanks for reading! See you later!