If you’ve jumped into the world of job sites and interviews, you might have noticed that the process is much different from years before. Besides emailing your portfolio and resume, sifting thought online job board, and carefully curating your social media, some employers expect you to interview and negotiate online too. A few employers are onboarding new hires remotely, as well. Now, this method is convenient in a multitude of ways, but it does come with a new set of obstacles.
There are professionals that succeed no matter the environment, but some feel more comfortable when there are set boundaries between homelife and the office. Remote work tends to blur these lines and might make it difficult to discern between the two. The key to successfully searching for a job remotely is sticking to a healthy routine and creating attainable goals such as applying to a specific number of jobs per day.
Furthermore, maintaining a diverse professional network is more vital than ever. As the business world shifts towards a flexible and remote environment, everyday networking at the office disappears. However, this also means that professionals are more accessible through phone calls, social media, and emails. Make an effort to reach out on a regular basis—whether it is a Zoom invite for a virtual coffee break or a friendly email asking for insight on industry trends.
For more tips on how you can be successful with your job search—even from the comfort of your home—check out the accompanying infographic below. It offers an array of advice and reminders that can help you when navigating the virtual world of the job market.
Nikki St. Martin is VP of Marketing for The Jacobson Group, insurance recruiters. St. Martin is responsible for the ongoing marketing and branding efforts of The Jacobson Group.