With the uncertainty of 2021 looming just a handful of days away, the time to launch your remote job search is now.
The end of the year is quickly approaching and with it a big ball of uncertainty that has caused many of us to do some introspection. The pandemic of 2020 has wreaked havoc on global economies and job markets, and the demand for remote work has spiked as a result.
While we're all hoping for 2021 to be a return to business as usual, flare-ups of the coronavirus showing up around the world are an indication that working from home will be the new normal instead. The good news is that there are many benefits of remote work that many people are getting exposure to for the first time. The bad news is that these work-from-home measures are temporary and the chances of returning to traditional offices after some time are high.
If the idea of commuting back and forth every day, working in an office in officewear, and exposing yourself more than needed doesn't appeal to you, it's time to consider doing a remote job search for a full-time work from home position. If you can get the same salary, benefits, and experience or better working from a home office, why would you ever go back to a traditional office again?
To help you make the jump, we've put together the top benefits of remote work and the reasons why you should look for a role with a 100% remote company:
Work Done Your Way
One of the greatest benefits that come with working remotely full-time is that you can work how you prefer without compromising your employment. Feel like spending the day working from a cafe or a beautiful park? That's an option for you.
You can travel and work online at the same time, becoming a digital nomad that sees the world, or you can work from the comfort of your own home and spend your days wearing loungewear to meetings. The best thing about remote work is that how you do it is totally up to you, as long as your targets and goals are being met.
Companies with remote work at their core know that their employees and contractors value their work-life balance, which means that they offer more flexible hours and holiday policies (paid time-off, anyone?) as an advantageous incentive.
Being Location Independent