Remote Work Junkie - Nike's CEO Is Wrong About Remote Work

In an employer market, remote jobs might be less available and you’ll see more competition for those that are open.

So how do you stand out?

One important thing to do:

Go beyond just applying.

We know, employers already often ask for a lot during interviews. Plus, finding jobs is a full-time job itself.

We are with you in that thinking.

However, in these competitive markets it means you’ll need to put in the extra effort. What does this mean exactly? Well…

πŸ‘‰ Tailoring your resume more to each individual role you apply to. It’s good practice to do that regardless, but it will become more necessary today. You can use AI tools to assist, as many are very good. Say hi to tools like Teal, Jobscan, and Rezi.

πŸ‘‰ Highlight skills and achievements that allude to you being effective at remote work. Things related to communication, managing people, technology skills, being proactive vs. reactive, etc. Anything that highlights you can thrive in remote work, even if you have no experience working fully-remote.

πŸ‘‰ Niche your job applications down. It might seem like a numbers game to get a remote job – the more you apply then the more chances at interviews. But from our own experiences and countless insights from others, it rarely works out well. Instead, focus down on key industries, specific titles, certain benefits, etc. – and go the extra mile to show you the best fit for those specific roles.

πŸ‘‰ Start to network with people that you are connected with on LinkedIn, in online communities, in past roles, etc. Begin having convos or sending messages, see how you can help each other, and get active with your personal brand. You never know who’s paying attention, where a referral, or remote job opportunity will appear. It is more work, but find your rhythm and reap the rewards.


Ready for this week's content!? Dive into more goodies πŸ‘‡
 

Quick note: Special thanks to our friends over at Remofirst for being our sponsor to kick off the year. Remofirst is the all-in-one platform to hire, pay, and manage remote employees from anywhere in the world with one click. Available in 180+ countries. Learn more here
 

Articles to Read πŸ“š

Carefully curated remote work content and career tips that we think are worth a read. You'll find our own recent content, plus interesting articles from around the web. 

πŸ“ Does Working From Home Make You Lazy? (RWJ)
πŸ“ 5 Tips to Make Your Remote Job Description Stand Out (RWJ)
πŸ“ 10 Remote Entry-Level Jobs That Pay At Least $75,000 a Year (MSN)
πŸ“ What Nike's CEO Is Getting Wrong About Remote Work (Forbes)
 
 
The Freedom of Work Index (2024 Edition) πŸ‘‹
 

 
β€œFreedom of Work” is less about the physical location and more about empowering individuals with the choice and autonomy to work in ways that best suit their lives.

It's a shift from rigid structures to flexible, personalized work experiences. In addition to reviewing countless studies and research summaries on remote work in the last 5 years, these insights come from an independent survey conducted by Remofirst of 177 remote workers.

Keep reading to uncover how leaders and employees think about their Freedom of Work as we jump into 2024.
   

Remote Jobs to Check Out πŸ†•

In the market for a career change? We got you fam! Check out these select remote gigs from our job board that caught our eye. 

πŸ”₯ Director, Engineering (dbt Labs)
πŸ”₯ Product Engineer (SafetyWing)
πŸ”₯ People Operations Specialist (Superside)
πŸ”₯ Senior Software Engineer (Buffer)
πŸ“ Senior Software Engineer (ConvertKit)
πŸ“ Content Marketing Manager (SafeBase)
πŸ“ HR Experience Specialist (Deel)
πŸ“ Content Marketing Manager (Airship)
πŸ“ Senior Developer (The Hoth)
πŸ“ Social Media Marketing Manager (Calendly)
πŸ“ WordPress Developer (Awesome Motive)
πŸ“ Accounts Receivable Specialist (Flock Safety)
πŸ“ Senior Accountant (Outreach)

Looking for more awesome remote jobs or want to post remote jobs for your company? Head over to the Remote Junkie Job Board to get started.  Our job board is growing! 😎
 


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