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5 tips for finding a remote job

More and more people around the world want to work from a place of their choice. Increasingly, different organizations are giving their people this opportunity. And although there are many types of flexible jobs, sometimes finding the right position is not easy. That's why we've prepared some tips on how to find the right telecommuting job for you.

  1. Update your CV

If it's been a while since you last updated your CV, the start of a new year is a great time to refresh it. Start by adding your more significant characteristics such as experience, education, skills, and certifications. Then include some minor facts, such as new software programs you've mastered or if you've volunteered somewhere - these can give you a great edge over other candidates. Finally, remember that shorter and more concise resumes are preferred, so delete information that is no longer relevant (like that summer job from 10 years ago) and try to keep everything short and to the point.

Updated and edited, your resume is ready for new opportunities. However, instead of applying with the same resume for every position, use your recently refreshed one as a template and adapt it to the company and job posting each time you apply.

  1. Update your social media accounts

Almost all recruiters check a candidate's social media during the process. Most important, of course, is your LinkedIn performance, where most remote job searches are. Don't underestimate the importance of your LinkedIn profile, as it's your "face" to potential employers.

The information on your LinkedIn profile should match that on your resume. In addition, review your post history and delete those that could be derogatory or controversial.

And although LinkedIn is the best social media platform for professionals, you can also use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and even TikTok - new remote job opportunities often present themselves there, especially those aimed at the youngest members of the job market.

  1. Plan and track

With your application materials prepared, you're almost ready to start your remote job search.

Create a job search plan and set goals - for example for the week, the month, the quarter. This will help you organize your job search process as efficiently as possible and minimize the risk of accepting the first offer you come across. Whether you stay in the same field or move on to another, setting small and easily measurable goals (e.g., make ten new contacts on LinkedIn this week) will help you stay motivated and make progress toward your larger goal of getting the right offer for you.

Keep a close eye on where you've applied and what's ahead in terms of steps. This can help you remember who you've talked to, and who you need to contact and make your process more efficient.

  1. Practice your interview presentation

No matter how long it's been since your last interview, know that you need to prepare for "classic" questions like "Tell me about yourself." When it comes to a remote job interview, you may need to prepare not only with answers to different types of questions but also for new ways to answer them. Despite the online interview, don't underestimate the must-have elements such as getting on the call platform on time, dressing appropriately, and smiling.

  1. Look for opportunities on the right platforms

You'll find plenty of similar job listings on social media, and LinkedIn certainly offers the most. In addition, most job platforms now offer the possibility to bookmark remote jobs, for example.

You should be on the lookout for companies without representation in Bulgaria. They can offer you excellent working conditions, but it is imperative that you have a company in Bulgaria as a guarantor to employ you on a contract of employment in order to keep all your rights as a worker in Bulgaria.

Finally, remember that you can always turn to ManpowerGroup in search of your next job opportunity - our client base, for whom location doesn't matter, is extremely extensive.