How to Write Your Resume for Your Remote Job Search

How to Write Your Resume for Your Remote Job Search

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1. Make it known you're in the market for a remote job

Although some job listings are obviously for remote roles, that won't always be the case.  Sometimes companies will list their headquarters as the location and note that remote work is allowed. In other instances, companies might not mention remote work at all but will consider it as an option if you're qualified for the role. Whatever the case, it's your job 

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1. Make it known you're in the market for a remote job

to make it clear in your application, cover letter, and well-crafted resume that you're seeking a remote opportunity.

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2. Showcase the skills needed to work remotely

Now that you've made it clear you're looking for a location-independent job, it's time to showcase your qualifications. Remember: Remote work takes a special set of skills, so you'll want to highlight those. An obvious place to do this is in the skills section on your resume. Here, you'll want to think about both the technical and soft skills that make you

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2. Showcase the skills needed to work remotely

a strong remote employee. For example, as a remote team member, you'll need to be comfortable with video conferencing, messaging, and using team and project management tools.  You can even list the specific name of programs you have experience using, like Slack, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Asana, or Wrike. If the company 

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2. Showcase the skills needed to work remotely

you're interviewing with uses the same tools, it'll likely put the employer at ease knowing you already have the experience with them.

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3. Use your work experience to show off your relevant skills

Updating your skills section is a more obvious way to highlight your remote work skills, but don't forget to sprinkle these into descriptions of your previous jobs — even if you haven't held a remote position yet. If you've already worked as a remote employee, make this clear in your job descriptions. For example, if you are a 

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3. Use your work experience to show off your relevant skills

bi-coastal company and frequently collaborate with your other location's office, make that clear. Perhaps you work with a roster of out-of-state clients; this is another opportunity to show you have strong digital communication skills. You should also return to that list of soft skills and think about ways you've 

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3. Use your work experience to show off your relevant skills

demonstrated them in your current or past positions. Show these off with quantitative examples (numbers, percentages, and dollar amounts) within your work experience if you want to stand out.

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