5 tips for remote job seekers

Tips based on experience evaluating hundreds of remote work job applications daily.

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Apply for relevant jobs

Our candidate sourcing starts with a self-assessment form. It is designed to introduce you to the role and give you confidence that you are the right candidate for the job. However, you still need to sell yourself.

Follow the instructions

If you are applying for a position that mentions hot skills and advertises a good pay, then you better be sure that you are competing against hundreds of other applicants.For this reason, you should try to adhere to all (however trivial) requirements that the job application asks. If you do not, then it shows that you cannot follow simple instructions and it makes it more difficult to assess your application fairly.

Put care in your application

Your application is a mirror of your work ethic. If your application is full of grammatical errors that could be easily avoided with a spellchecker, then so will the work we ask you to do. One of the simplest ways to improve your chances of standing out is simply by being pedantic with grammar and formatting.

Be respectful of the process

It is important to stand out when applying for a job, and the best way to do that is by demonstrating relevant experience and eagerness. That being said, if the job ad outlines a process, you should stick to it. Remember: great jobs attract hundreds of candidates and there would be chaos without a process. Therefore, if the job ad asks you to fill a self-assessment form and wait for us to follow up, then you shouldn’t send an email, a LinkedIn message and/or a Twitter DM. At best, your other messages will be ignored, and at worst they will deduct points on your application.

Make a copy of your application

It is highly likely that whatever you put down in the self-assessment form is going to be brought up in the following interview stages. Therefore, make a note of questions and your answers. Having these notes will help you better prepare for the interview.

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Software architect, startup adviser. Editor of https://medium.com/applaudience. Founder of https://go2cinema.com.

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