Ep. 278: MOJ: Where to Start Your Remote Work Search?
In this episode, I share a few online sites where you can find remote jobs and a few tricks on how to get ahead of the line and get noticed by recruiters. These have been tried and tested by me personally, so they are proven to work, but with anything else, what may work for me, may not work for you, so listen, give it a try and experiment so you can find your dream work and live your dream life.
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Hey everyone, for today’s episode, I share the best places to start your remote work search since this is probably the question I get asked the most from my listeners.
It can be pretty daunting to start this process when you don’t know where to start. From looking at your current skills, and organizing your resume to the nervousness you may feel applying for jobs, it can be an intimidating process.
Lucky for you I have gone through this process and can provide you with some tips that have worked for me. Of course, just as a disclaimer, just because I have found this to work for me, does not mean it will work for you as well.
So, I would suggest trying out the process and changing it as you will, because you don’t know until you try and try again.
Without further ado, here are 3 places where you can get started on your remote work search.
The first site that you may or may not be surprised to find on this list is Indeed.com. Indeed is one of the biggest job boards out there and some people might say not to go to this site because there will be a lot of competition, and many scammers.
I do agree to both, but if you know what to do on the site, you will find the right job. So here are my 2 tips for Indeed.
One never apply on Indeed, the company or recruiters will be getting a ton of applications from Indeed so your application will be lost in the crowd, instead, apply on the company’s site itself.
Not only will you be making sure that the company is actually legit and has a legit job available, but you are applying directly to the company which makes you skip the application line.
My second tip is to look at the company’s required skills and include skills that apply to you on your resume. This will allow them to see that you are qualified for the job and will most likely use keywords that are being searched for by the company.
The second place where you can find a job is facebook. Either on Facebook job boards or through Facebook groups. Facebook job boards do have jobs that you can search and similar to your application to Indeed, make sure to do your due diligence and research the company. If you can apply directly on the company website, instead of Facebook.
Facebook groups can also be extremely helpful to find jobs, and clients or just asking for tips from others. You can search for groups that pertain to the jobs you are interested in, or just remote work groups.
Similar to Indeed, LinkedIn has a job board that lists new jobs that you can apply for. A great thing about LinkedIn is that you can do part of your research on the site itself to make sure that the company is legit, and also look at the exact people who are recruiters or the hiring managers who you can send your resume directly to.
These are the three sites where you can start your search, and of course, networking and word of mouth, never hurts, so meet as many people as you can during your search. Because you never know who you’re going to meet and provide you with new opportunities.