Want a Work-From-Home Job? These skills will come in handy
Having the choice of working in the comfort of your home might be an option a couple of creative people would consider. If you fall in that category, its important to note that employers hiring for remote jobs normally look for a little bit more than just impressions from your interview and personality, so you need to bring on your ‘A- game’ before you go looking for such a 'work-from-home' job.
These skills will be very crucial for freelancers or self-employed people that are not necessarily looking for long term employment.
How Good Are Your Communication Skills?
Top notch communication will be a great ally because keeping in touch with your potential employer or client is very crucial.
If you are working remotely, make sure you are willing to use tools like email, online chat, video meetings, phone calls and texts, Google hangouts or Skype, and do it promptly. Make sure your messages are clear, concise and correct.
Are you Tech Savvy?
As a remote worker nowadays, you have to be comfortable with technology. As you send your resume out, be sure to include your technical skills and links to your online portfolio to prove your prowess with a couple of digital skills.
Besides, your employer might need assurance that you can manage without an IT department by your side, making work easier and cheaper on both ends.
Are You an Organized Individual?
Since there is no constant supervision from your boss in a remote job setting, people tend to slack with work at home. This is the time you need to be more focused than ever and stay on track because the temptation to do otherwise is high.
If you have already had the experience of working on jobs or projects that required managing many moving pieces, and kept everything coordinated, this reference will come in handy.
Are you Self Reliant?
Naturally, when you work remotely, you are deprived of the office setting where you might use the help of a co-worker to help out with specific tasks. However, in the case of a remote job, you have to prove yourself when it comes to being self-sufficient and independent.
Have you started or managed a project on your own? Share some of those experiences with your potential employer. Pro-activeness goes a long way when it comes to working remotely.