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How To Get A Tech Remote Job With No Experience

in Knowledgebase on October 27, 2021

In the United States, 4.3 million people shifted to the remote work lifestyle (Simovic, 2021). This number amounts to 3% of the entire working force. Remote workers worldwide cater to 16% of all companies. Although relatively small in number, we cannot disprove the fact this work setup has evolved, grown, been lauded, and been preferred through the years. And why is that? These remote workers, according to HR Executive (2021), enjoyed a better work-life balance, reduced stress, and saw improvements in their relationships as well as time and cost savings. Things that would be hard to compare with the offerings of the traditional physical office.

In these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have forcibly been transposed to try telecommuting for the first time. Various industries have seen a silver lining in such a setup and are looking forward to either a hybrid or full implementation even after the pandemic ceases. Upwork (2021) predicts a bright future for aspiring remote workers since they expect that seventy-three percent of organizations’ departments will open their doors for regular telecommuters. The possibility of normalizing remote work in the common office is not solely because of the profound appreciation but also because there are more pros than cons to it — reduced office utility bills, carbon footprints, and unmatched productivity among others. But, what would it take one to get a tech remote job with little to no experience? Here is a short list to jumpstart your digital nomad journey.

  1. Sit down and evaluate yourself.

Although you may lack prerequisite experience, you can still have a shot if you have the characteristics of a remote worker. Capitalize on them.

  • Are you self-motivated? Remote workers should be able to work independently and under minimal to no supervision at all.

  • Are you tech-savvy? Because distant work will require you to navigate across multiple online platforms.

  • How are your communication skills? Since all of your functions, including sharing information and coordinating activities, will be done online, you have to be vocal, specific, and honest about challenges you may encounter. 

  • How collaborative are you? Remote work will require you to share your insights and skills to achieve a common goal as a team. Are you a team player, too? This is to improve productivity and foster a sense of purpose.

All these are on top of being analytical, disciplined, and accountable.

  1. Read on job descriptions of remote jobs and visualize yourself performing them.

Choose a job that you think you can keep for years. Commitment to work is crucial in remote work, too. You must demonstrate it all the time. Remember that the company is trusting you from a distance and it is only appropriate to reciprocate that with loyalty, productivity, and job longevity. To help with such, you must select a job close to your heart. If you are organized, it would not take too long to appreciate being a virtual assistant. If you type with lightning speed, go and try out that data encoder role. Those who know about program or software development can apply to be developers while the sanguine or the extrovert might be a good fit for managing social media sites. There is a space for almost all types of people in the digital workplace.

  1. Craft a resumé that displays the needs of the employer.

Your remote job resumé should be different from the traditional office. It must include a list of your capabilities to perform the job: technical hardware and skill requirements. To compensate for the job experience requirement, you can jot down all the other experiences you have accumulated in the past. Your previous experiences might be relevant in some way. Say your part-time work as an office secretary allowed you to gain problem-solving and organizational skills. Capitalize on this experience. Knowing how to relate previous experiences to the job you are applying for can make up for the job experience requirement. It is also highly recommended that you understand how employers hire so that you can look for the best platform and craft the best resume.

  1. Join a professional social community.

Working for the digital workspace would need you to be existent in the digital world. That is why you should create or improve your profile on LinkedIn, XING, UpWork, and the like. Remember to update your profile from time to time as headhunters loiter these sites and might find their way to you. Some professional social media platforms can also host job vacancies that you can apply for directly.

  1. Spend the day on job boards.

Job boards like CareerBuilder, Glassdoor, and Indeed are job search engines that display openings. Create a profile on each and apply for an opportunity online. It is free so you can give a shot to many. It is not impossible to apply for a remote job even if you do not have adequate work experience. With the proliferation of many opportunities in the digital workspace and the gig economy, an offer will be on its way to you if you only invest time and effort.



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