Online jobs are booming these days. The comfort of home with no worry of travel, or to find apartment nearby one’s office, zero cost of commutation, and flexible working hours are some of the reasons for the craze of online Work from Home (WFH) jobs, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, experienced professionals, as well as newcomers, will surely prefer working from their home.
As you know, finding a Work from home jobs is not as easy as it seems! After applying for 100+ jobs, 4 to 5 employers will reply and 1-2 will connect. Finding an online job is a tedious task. It takes extra effort, smart techniques, and an online presence.
It is not like finding a job traditionally. You cannot show your charisma by physical presence, you cannot make eye contact (which makes quite a difference), you cannot make a firm handshake and that is why finding a job and getting a job seems hard.
Yet, I am here with some sure-shot ways to get into good firms as a Work from Home employee. As they say, “Nothing is impossible in this digital world”. You can also land in your dream company by just following the steps listed below.
Important truths about finding Work from a Home job:
Truth 1: Online Presence matters!
The simplest way to get an online Work from a Home job is to have a strong online profile. Showcase your every work. You can showcase your work on professional sites like LinkedIn & GitHub (Details in the next point).
Another best way to reach potential employers is by making a portfolio, a personal website, and documentation of all the projects you have ever been a part of. This makes it easier for an employer to trust your skills. At the end of the day, “What you do is more important than what you say”, right? So, go and do this task ASAP! (Only if you haven’t done it yet).
Truth 2: LinkedIn and GitHub are your best friends!
These sites are trustworthy & the best for landing good jobs. LinkedIn offers you the opportunity to showcase all your projects, works, everything to a potential employer. Make your account on LinkedIn, follow the people who are in the same industry you are interested in. You can also send them a connection request.
One more important aspect of LinkedIn is that it recommends job openings as per your profile, so you don’t need to do a job hunt, instead you can start applying directly. GitHub is a repository where you can upload your projects, software, codes, etc. So, you can store it safely and share it easily with the employer.
Truth 3: Connections are Important!
Believe me, your connections can land you the desired work from home jobs. Reach out to the people who are already in the same industry where you want to work. Try to connect to them on every social media platform, and let them know what you do through your posts. Don’t message them asking a favor or for anything. Just let them know about your skills and talent. People will approach you by themselves. Try it out! It works!
Truth 4: Certificates are a Blunder
You would not believe this, because you are told that certificates are important. No, my dear friends, gone those days! Now everyone has an idea that certificates can be made available easily. Certificates matter only if you possess that skill. So, focus on practical work, not on a mere colorful paper.
Truth 5: Writing skills Matter!
No one will tell you this. While applying for any online job everyone is asked, “Why do you think we should hire you for this position?” You have skills & knowledge. Yes! Everything is accepted, but to convey it in limited words is also very important and for that, you must practice writing every day.
You can write on any topic. You don’t need to be pro in writing. Just learn to convey your thoughts in exact wordings. After reading your mail or report, the employer should feel like something is happening for real for his firm, and it will increase your hiring chances 10X times.
Truth 6: Resume is Overrated!
According to one survey, no employer overlooks a resume for more than 10 seconds. Either make your resume in such a way that it highlights only your projects or copy-paste links to your portfolio, websites, GitHub & LinkedIn.
Don’t add irrelevant things to your resume. No one is interested in your achievements from school days. Every employer needs results, and they are focused on what you have in this second. So, keep yourself updated every second. It is not that resume is not at all important, but don’t shift your entire focus on it.
Truth 7: Keep it Simple
People with integrity, honesty, and simplicity are very rare these days. Be humble but be firm about your opinions. Be flexible but don’t be a slave. Respect them but don’t forget to present your opinion. It will make them realize that you are not amongst the crowd. Realize your self-worth.
Extra tip: Don’t wear a blazer in your interviews. If you are looking for a job as a fresher & you don’t earn much money, then avoid buying a branded blazer, it will have a bad impression. Be the way as you are! A simple clean and well-ironed shirt is enough for an interview. It will reflect your simplicity.
It is all you need to know before applying for work from home jobs online.
Extra tips you must remember:
Be honest! You will be respected. Don’t ever lie to your employer. Especially while mentioning your skillset in the resume. If you get caught it will damage your network, and luckily if not sooner or, later they will come to know about it.
Go extra miles! Always deliver a little more than expected from you. It proves your credibility and worth. You will not only be an employee for the firm but also will be a valuable asset.
Learn to say “No” when needed. Oftentimes, colleagues ask for favors at the end you need to complete an entire task given to the full team so don’t let them take advantage of your humbleness. Maintain professionalism.
Share real-life stories. If you get time to interact with an employer then do share a few anecdotes of your life. Pay attention and try to maintain eye contact (if it’s a video call) while answering the questions asked by the employer. Sharing these anecdotes will let them know about your perspectives and your opinions about life & the world you live in.
Rest everything is all about your sheer passion & hard work!
All the best!
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