Building and starting to showcase your remote experience
Here are few ways to remote work experience if you’re applying for a job that requires :
- You have worked with a remote team before - this one is obvious. If you have this experience you’ll probably be solid from the remote work front if a company requires it. This can be in the form of a full-time role or a contract gig where you were not in the same physical space as the rest of the team.
- Your local company has let you work from home a few days a week - this is remote work experience right here! Working from home two or three times a week while the rest of your team either remains in the office or is similarly working remote means you understand the work style, communications, and asynchronous responsibilities required to work remotely.
- You’ve developed a product with a team that was spread across timezones - another great way to illustrate remote work. Communicating and developing a product in a non-physical space is difficult and if you’ve done this before you have some of the chops to say that you have remote work experience.
Start with these 3 Remote Job sites
We Work Remotely is the largest remote work community in the world. With over 2.5M monthly visitors, WWR is the #1 destination to find and list incredible remote jobs.
The biggest remote job board on the web with over 25,000 remote work positions for digital nomads, remote workers and people who work from home.
AngelList is where the world meets startups. Find a great startup job, invest in a startup, or raise money.
What to look out for in job descriptions
These are a few core things you should keep your eye on:
- Product - ensure that you have some interest in the product and users the company targets. You don’t want to lose interest after landing the job and end up quitting because of it.
- Soft skills - we know that the hard skills are pretty straightforward but take a look at the soft skills mentioned in job descriptions. It can truly help with crafting your resume, cover letter and introduction to mention a few of the soft skills the company is on the search for.
- Remote experience - if a company doesn’t have MUST HAVE REMOTE WORK EXPERIENCE in their job description, this could mean it’s not a top priority. So, if you’re coming from a background with little remote work exposure these are good roles to look out for as you may have a higher chance of getting an interview even without remote work experience.
Good luck! If you need specific help, grab a cafecito and reach out to us.
Remember that remote roles can get lonely. Read more about how to avoid the effects of social isolation here (www.meetcafecito.com/posts/fighting-loneliness-while-working-remotely)