The impact of the Coronavirus has been truly devastating for the global economy all across the world. The imposition of global lockdowns has seen a major transformation in the way people view work and employment. With this drastic landscape seemingly persistent for at least a few more months, it is important to recalibrate your direction to make sure that you are ready to adapt to the remote working opportunities brought forward by the pandemic.
Most of the top global companies are looking to shift their workflow towards remote working options. This is opening up millions of now remote jobs all across the world. A major influx of the remote culture is towards freelance communities that offer the perfect outlet for people to find employment and capitalize on their skill.
I mean there are only so many shows we can see on Netflix, right? So, it’s a much better idea to consider remote work as a great alternative to conventional working opportunities. Keeping yourself active with remote work means you stay productive and your bank account does not have to bear the brunt of the economic stress brought by the virus.
But it all starts with getting off your ass and putting your work mojo on!
However, before you get started with remote working, it is important to be aware of the following core aspects to have a smooth journey. Keep these in mind before you get started on your journey.
Important of Having A Strong Portfolio
Make sure that you put in the time to develop the right portfolio online. This allows you to showcase your best work in a convenient matter to all of your clients. Your portfolio presents your skills and experience to prospective clients so make it count. Linkedin is a good place to build your portfolio.
Prepare Yourself for Online Communication
Most employers want to know all about your background before they give you the opportunity. It is important to have the right communication skills for digital interaction. Make sure you set up your audio and video setup in a way that presents a professional picture.
Maintaining the Right Relationships
Having the right relationship with your clients is necessary to have a smooth working experience. Make sure you put in the time and effort to answer their questions and clear their concerns to improve your chances of making a great impression. Try to think of the initial conversation as an opportunity to make a great first impression. It is important to make it count.
Have Elaborate Profiles
Well written profiles aren’t just for Tinder!
Put in the time to write about your experiences and personality and stay authentic with your expression to stand out from the crowd. In today’s competition-driven world, it is important to have a unique touch to ensure that clients hire you. Elaborate your profile with all the best things about you, make sure you convey your story.
There is nothing worse than having a freelance profile that sounds as generic as the rest of the millions of freelancers on the platform. Being authentic is the perfect self-expression.
It might be shocking for someone candidates to know that profile pictures can be one of the biggest pre-qualifiers for most modern jobs. Every aspect of the photo conveys a strong message to your prospective employer. Unknowingly, your picture is conveying an image to the viewer. This image can be extremely powerful in developing the first impression that the employer has about you.
However, more than all of the above, it is really important to have a positive approach through the whole experience. It can definitely get challenging having to re-learn the dynamics of this new global economy and social structure but it is important to preserve and adapt to make the most out of the opportunities available and keep yourself productive. Even though it can be tough to muster up the energy to get yourself going in these tough times, make sure you keep pushing forward and continue to explore new dimensions to work and social interaction to keep yourself entertained during these challenging times.
Brace Yourself for Rejection
Even though it can feel like the toughest thing in the world, rejection is definitely one of the most important aspects of getting to a stable place with your online gig hunting attempts.
The best way is to think of rejection as one step closer to success!
Even though it feels like your first job is taking forever to land, make sure you keep trying and stay positive throughout the whole experience to keep your spirits high. These challenging times are definitely going to end. But until they do, it is important to adapt and improvise to stay positive and move forward.