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Job Hunting In The Age Of Remote Work

Remote work and recruitment have their advantages and disadvantages, but with the right tools and mindset, it is possible to make it work.
23 Jan 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about a significant shift in the way we work, with remote work becoming the norm for many. Beyond the pandemic, this change has been driven by the need for greater flexibility, cost savings, and the desire for a better work-life balance. As reported in this guide to remote recruitment and job hunting, 97.6% of people currently working remotely say they want to continue with this arrangement for at least part of their working hours.

One of the biggest advantages of remote work is the flexibility it offers. Job seekers can fit the recruitment process around their own schedule and needs, which makes finding work easier for people with children or caring responsibilities. Moreover, remote interviews can be more accessible for people with disabilities, and eliminate the need for any travel-related costs.

However, remote work is not without its negatives. Some people may find it difficult to separate work and home life, leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness. Remote setups can also make it harder to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues, and some employees may miss the social aspect of working in an office.

Whether you are a job seeker or an employer, understanding the benefits and challenges of remote work can help you navigate the recruitment process and find a job or candidate that’s right for you. This guide takes a deep-dive into how recruitment has changed since the pandemic, addressing both the pros and cons. It also provides some tips to help you succeed in your next interview and subsequently your next remote role. Remote work has opened doors for many people that were once closed, and it is up to each individual to make the most of it.

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