Three strategies for finding full-time remote work jobs

Three strategies for finding full-time remote work jobs

Three strategies for finding full-time remote work jobs

There’s no doubt that remote work is here to stay. But, how do you combat the barriers to securing a job? Let’s look at three key strategies for finding remote work jobs in 2022.

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Update your LinkedIn profile

It’s important that your work and education experience is not only up-to-date but outlined in a way that would bring context for a hiring manager from overseas who may not be familiar with the university you attended or companies you’ve worked for. Is your university highly ranked or respected? Say so. Is your company a market leader in your country? Say so. And make sure to include any awards, accolades, or impressive results that will signal you’re a rockstar.

Highlight your remote work experience

Companies want to hire people that are even more productive at home than in the office. Talk about your productivity journey working from home during the pandemic. Emphasize your wins and accomplishments, such as launching a successful project virtually, implementing an asynchronous workflow, or onboarding new team members through Slack and Zoom.

Look further from home

An increasing number of remote positions are location agnostic – meaning you don’t need to live near the office in order to apply. Make sure you read the job description carefully. Some remote jobs are fully remote whereas others are hybrid positions, meaning you work remotely part of the time and on-site for the balance. While most remote-first companies have now implemented asynchronous workflows that make it easier to collaborate across timezones, always ensure that you clearly understand the expectations around working hours, especially if you’re not in the same timezone as your manager. Nobody likes a 2 am meeting!

Today there are few jobs that cannot be done remotely

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Airbnb told its 6,000 employees that they would have the option to permanently work remotely and also told its U.S. employees that they could move to anywhere in the country without a reduction to their compensation.

Although remote work grew remarkably, the announcement generated a lot to talk about in the world of work and led many companies to ask themselves if it is feasible to hire people from anywhere in the world.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced on Twitter “Five key features” of its new work policy, which goes further than several other tech giants in its flexibility for employees:

1. You can work from home or the office—whatever works best for you.

2. You can move anywhere in the country, like from San Francisco to Nashville, and your compensation won’t change

3. You have the flexibility to live and work in 170 countries for up to 90 days a year in each location.

4. We’ll meet up regularly for team gatherings. Most employees will connect in person every quarter for about a week at a time (some more frequently).

5. To pull this off, we’ll operate off of a multi-year roadmap with two major product releases a year, which will keep us working in a highly coordinated way.

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Many companies are already thinking of applying this model. In fact, there are many who have been applying for it for years. Did you know that it is possible to legally hire people anywhere in the world? Contact us

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Will companies follow the course of Airbnb?

Will companies follow the course of Airbnb?

Will companies follow the course of Airbnb?

Most of their employees can now work remotely forever.

Airbnb promotes remote work

According to an email sent by CEO Brian Chesky, the international vacation rental company Airbnb will allow its employees to work from anywhere —be it from home or office indefinitely. The email read, “We have designed a way for you to live and work anywhere— while collaborating in a highly coordinated way and experiencing the in-person connection that makes Airbnb special.”

Majority of Airbnb employees will have the flexibility to work from either home or office. In contrast, people in some roles will be required to be in the office to perform their core responsibilities. However, employees’ compensation will not be impacted if they move anywhere in the country they work from, as the company will have single-pay tiers for salary and equity from June.

Chesky said that the move was part of a wider shift at the company to accommodate flexibility and remote work. “The world is becoming more flexible about where people can work,” Chesky wrote. “We see this in our own business. We wouldn’t have recovered so quickly from the pandemic had it not been for millions of people working from Airbnbs.

Do you agree with what Chesky thinks?

If you believe that your company could work better if you can have all the employees working where they want, what do you expect to do?

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Remote work is here to stay

It not only benefits employees, this way of working also benefits companies. Find out why.

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When remote work (also referred to as telecommuting) first began, many companies didn’t immediately trust the concept. What they probably pictured was employees slacking on the job watching re-runs on television rather than working. Without direct supervision, companies didn’t believe that employees would do as much work at home as they did in the office.

Another concern that companies had with remote work was that it would negatively impact communication and collaboration with other team members if all the employees weren’t on-site together.

Fast-forward to present day, where remote work has now become more than just a “nice to have” benefit; many workers now expect to be able to work remotely. Remote work isn’t just a benefit for the workers, but also for companies. Let´s see why:

1. Increases productivity
  • Remote workers tend to be more productive because:
  • Don’t need to commute into work.
  • They can finish their work on their own time.
  • Workers aren’t distracted by their coworkers.
  • Your team can take breaks when they need to.
  • Their schedule is more flexible.
  • They are self-motivated.

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2. Reduces costs

You don’t need to rent office space to be in business. There are certain advantages to gathering your whole team in the same space, but your costs would also increase. Remote teams can significantly move the needle the other way.

3. Remote workers are healthier

Numerous studies and research show that certain aspects of in-housework have negative effects on mental and physical wellbeing, and these can be mitigated or reduced by working remotely.

Remote workers can be happier and healthier, and the knock-on effects can have positive impacts on your business.

Remote workers are just as productive (if not more) than their in-office counterparts. Office environments can be noisy and distracting, often with constant interruptions. Working remotely removes most of the normal in-office distractions and allows employees to have control over their day and focus on their work. The teamwork doesn’t suffer like some companies think because of the available collaboration and communication tools available.

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Remote work and the demand for it will only continue to increase. Companies who have a more flexible work force are well placed and well-prepared for the future. Want to hire employers remotely from any part of the word? It’s easy!. Contact us

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Americans quit jobs at a record pace during the second half of 2021, and more plan to resign in the new year. How can companies take advantage of this situation and seduce employees?

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6 tips for working abroad

6 tips for working abroad

6 tips for working abroad

To help you work abroad successfully, here are some tips to consider.

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1. Research locations

Before choosing a destination for your international career, research possible locations. Learn about different countries and cultures and determine whether you will be able to easily work in your industry in the places you’d like to live. If you are considering changing industries as part of your work abroad, research opportunities in your new industry in the locations that interest you. Discuss options with an experienced traveler in your industry, if it would help. Reach out to industry professionals in your intended destination, as well. Consider using a list application or spreadsheet to keep track of what you find.

2. Understand your visa conditions

Some visa types in some locations require international workers to return to their home country periodically, or if you leave the job you were hired for when you moved. Many employers provide support with the process of obtaining a work visa, so consider clarifying these details independently as well as with your human resources department to be sure your understanding is clear. Be sure to develop a contingency plan for what you will do regarding your visa if or when your employment conditions change.

3. Leverage your company’s support

Your company will probably help you sort out the details of your visa and other necessary paperwork. Try to leverage your company’s support as much as possible in other aspects of your transition to working abroad, as well. For example, you might want to find out if your company offers relocation assistance. Some companies will help provide funding for moving services and transportation or help arrange these services for employees who are working internationally. Explore your company’s resources for locating housing and learning about your destination country’s culture, as well.

4. File taxes appropriately

Tax laws will vary depending on where you are moving for work, but you will probably have to pay U.S. federal taxes no matter where you go as long as you are a U.S. citizen. Research tax implications thoroughly as part of your decision-making process. You might take taxes into account, for example, when evaluating the relative salary you will receive in a particular location or role. Be sure to file your taxes appropriately as well, when they are due, and consider conferring with a tax specialist if you have questions.

5. Consider local transportation

Think ahead about how you will get around once you arrive in your destination. If you will need to purchase or rent a vehicle, look into those processes and availability before you go. If you are going to rely on public transportation, learn as much as you can about the local transit systems ahead of time and obtain any important maps and schedules. Try using the local transit system’s mobile app to access transportation information on-the-go, if it makes sense for your situation.

6. Carry your visa

In most places, it is often best to carry your visa with you when you are traveling in your new destination. You might be required to provide identification for different reasons in your travels, and if you are lost or experience an emergency your visa document might help you access services you need. Consider using a dedicated visa pouch and carry it close to your body to keep it safe.

Many people decide to move to work in another country. But did you know that many others are working for companies in other countries without the need to move?

Working abroad without the need to move

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3 benefits of recruiting an international team 

3 benefits of recruiting an international team 

3 benefits of recruiting an international team 

Despite offices opening back up, many companies continue their remote recruitment efforts. Learn more about the three major benefits of looking for fresh talent globally.

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Today, many companies continue their remote recruitment efforts despite offices opening back up, allowing for a more expansive talent pool and widespread brand recognition.

As businesses increase their adoption of remote talent recruitment, they simultaneously become more open to international recruitment. This is partly thanks to flexible work environments, the increased integration of virtual meetings, and shifts in internal operations.

Whether due to necessity or expansion, below are some major benefits of hiring international talent. 

 

1. Diversity

When organizations hire talent from the same geographic and cultural backgrounds, they are more likely to overlook perspectives outside of their own.

Hiring diverse talent, whether in engineering, marketing, or customer service positions, can help increase creativity, help solve problems faster with new perspectives, help companies connect with their customers, and help businesses build products that truly serve their global markets.

This also cultivates a positive brand perception because hiring internationally shows your company values workplace diversity, embraces new ideas, and promotes inclusion.

 

2. Increases market insight

Market insight is one of the main benefits of international recruiting. Companies with homogenous workforces must do extensive research when entering new markets, and even then, are prone to legal mishaps or cultural misunderstandings. Having employees spread across the globe gives companies access to experts with intimate knowledge of the market’s norms and complexities and can help better prepare for international expansion. Having people on the ground can reduce research costs and prevent missteps.

 

3. Win more talent

The primary advantage to international recruitment is that it expands your talent pool. If your open positions are limited only to those who live in the same country, you might struggle to find high-caliber talent. By recruiting internationally, you have a world of options at your fingertips. There are talented professionals in every single country, and you’d be doing your business a disservice by not calling upon their skills and experience. Test and hire employees from all over the world and see just how much it improves your workplace culture, employer brand, and overall market insight.  

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