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These 7 Job Search Mistakes Could Sink Your Chances of Landing a Remote Job

Remote jobs are getting more and more popular, but that doesn’t mean getting hired for one is easy.

After all, when you apply for a remote position, you’re not just competing with applicants from your city. Instead, you could be up against applicants from all over the country or even world.

With the stakes this high, the margin for error gets even smaller. If you’re pursuing a remote job, make sure you’re not making any of these seven mistakes in your job search. Continue reading “These 7 Job Search Mistakes Could Sink Your Chances of Landing a Remote Job”

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New Year, New Job: 9 Tips for Jumpstarting Your Remote Job Search in 2019

Searching for a new job can be an emotional roller coaster.

First, you’re frustrated you’re not finding the right opportunities. Then you get your hopes up about a job, only to be told (after hours of writing the perfect cover letter) that it’s already been filled. And if you do make it to the interview stage, you’ve got to conquer your nerves and try to leave an amazing impression on the hiring manager.

But even with the ups and downs, the job search promises a very enticing light at the end of the tunnel: an awesome new job with better pay and exciting new challenges. And if you’re going after a remote job, you’ll soon be able to work from wherever you want and finally say goodbye to office life.

So as 2018 comes to a close, what steps can you take to recharge your remote job search in the new year? Here are nine tips for starting 2019 off with a bang. Continue reading “New Year, New Job: 9 Tips for Jumpstarting Your Remote Job Search in 2019”

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Indeed Survey Reveals Remote Working Arrangements Are On the Rise

Is remote working a passing fad, or could it transform the workforce as we know it? According to a new survey by job board giant Indeed, remote working is here to stay.

After polling 1,000 employees and employers across industries, Indeed confirmed that work-from-home arrangements are beneficial for workers and companies alike.

Here were some of their unique findings about the power of telecommuting. Continue reading “Indeed Survey Reveals Remote Working Arrangements Are On the Rise”

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7 Easiest Countries for U.S. Citizens to Get a Working Holiday Visa: Ultimate Guide

Are you daydreaming about moving to another country? Although a U.S. passport guarantees you easy entry into a lot of countries, it doesn’t necessarily let you stay for a long time.

If you’re looking to stay for several months to a year while working part-time, you’ll likely need a working holiday visa.

Working holiday visas assume your main purpose for being in the other country is to travel, but they also let you make some money on the side and stay for up to a year. Continue reading “7 Easiest Countries for U.S. Citizens to Get a Working Holiday Visa: Ultimate Guide”

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30 Best Companies for Teaching ESL Online From Anywhere

In the past few years, there’s been an explosion of companies hiring teachers to teach ESL online. Not only do young students all over the world want to learn English, but adults are looking for English lessons to move up in the business world.

As online education technology has improved, there’s more opportunity than ever to teach ESL online from the comfort of home, or anywhere in the world you wish to live. Most companies are looking for native or fluent English speakers, and some require a college degree, too.

A few also look for TEFL certification, which could be useful if you ever want to teach ESL in an international school. But teaching online offers schedule flexibility and the freedom to work wherever you want (as long as you have good internet!).

Whether you’re looking to teach kids or adults, here are the best companies for teaching ESL online. Continue reading “30 Best Companies for Teaching ESL Online From Anywhere”

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13 Impressive Questions to Ask During Your Next Remote Job Interview

When you’re getting ready for a job interview, you’re probably thinking about all the questions your interviewer will ask you.

How would I describe myself as an employee? What are my greatest strengths and weaknesses? If I were an app, what would I be?!

While preparing for interview questions is essential, don’t forget to show up with some questions of your own.

Asking thoughtful, well-crafted questions can show you’ve done your research on the organization and are genuinely interested in learning how you can contribute.

What’s more, the right questions can also show you’ve made an intentional choice to work remotely and are prepared for the challenges that telecommuting could present.

And don’t forget, the interview is also an opportunity for you to learn more and make sure the job would be a good fit for you. Continue reading “13 Impressive Questions to Ask During Your Next Remote Job Interview”

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[Study] FlexJobs Names 15 Remote Jobs That Earn $100k or More

FlexJobs, one of the leaders among remote job boards, wants to clear up the myth that remote jobs don’t pay well.

“It’s a common misconception that work-from-home jobs are scams, only exist in specific industries like customer service or data entry, and are lower-paying, but that couldn’t be further from the truth,” said FlexJobs CEO and founder Sara Sutton in a statement. “In fact, the average telecommuter earns a higher median salary than an in-office worker.”

To prove their point, FlexJobs compiled a list of 15 full-time, high-paying remote jobs that command salaries of $100,000 or more.

Ready to take a look at these highly-skilled positions? Let’s dive in. Continue reading “[Study] FlexJobs Names 15 Remote Jobs That Earn $100k or More”

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9 Useful Tips for Landing a Remote Job You Can Do From Anywhere

When I was growing up, my high school counselor talked about “dressing for success” and “communicating confidence through your handshake” when you went for a job interview.

But what if you’re applying for a remote job and interviewing over video with a manager who lives halfway across the world? Your ability to dress business casual or deliver a bold handshake isn’t so important anymore (if it ever was).

Work from home jobs are a relatively new phenomenon, and they come with their own set of rules. For help navigating the remote job search, check out the nine useful job search tips below. Continue reading “9 Useful Tips for Landing a Remote Job You Can Do From Anywhere”

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8 Remote Part-Time Jobs for College Students That Are Worth Your Time

As a college student, you’re nothing if not busy.

Along with classes, homework, and midterms, you’re also juggling extracurricular activities and socializing with friends. Plus, you have to adjust to living in dorms, eating in cafeterias, and being surrounded by your peers 24/7.

So if you’re going to take on the added responsibility of a part-time job, you want one that will be worth your time. The jobs on this list are especially good choices for college students, since they pay a lot better than minimum wage on-campus jobs and are 100% remote. Continue reading “8 Remote Part-Time Jobs for College Students That Are Worth Your Time”

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These 13 Moving Tips Will Make Your Next Move Way Less Painful

We’ve cracked the genetic code, landed humans on the moon, and turned cereal milk into an ice cream flavor — so why is moving still so damn difficult?

There’s nothing like struggling with a mattress down a staircase to show you your place in the universe. Although moving can be exciting, first you’ve got to get through the process of packing up all your stuff and transporting it from your old home to your new one.

Having lived in quite a few apartments in my day, I’ve picked up some lessons for making a move way less painful. Plus, I’ve gathered moving tips from others who gravitate toward a nomadic lifestyle.

Whether you’re gearing up to change apartments or planning your move to an entirely new country, these 13 moving tips will help make your move as smooth as possible. Continue reading “These 13 Moving Tips Will Make Your Next Move Way Less Painful”