4 Tips for Landing Remote Education Jobs
The education sector offers a whole host of different job types: teacher, tutor, professor, administrator. On the surface, teaching jobs, especially a teaching or tutoring job, may seem relegated to in-person positions. However, even jobs with person-to-person communication can now be done remotely with the use of online platforms and technology.
If you’re looking for a way to find work-life balance and work remotely from home in an education job, we’ve got a few tips below to help you out.
4 Tips for Landing Remote Education Jobs:
1. Familiarize yourself with the flexible work options available.
A great first step is knowing what types of flexible work options are out there and what you need. Remote work can come in a variety of forms: partial telecommuting, 100% telecommuting, occasional telecommuting, etc.
Remote education jobs are offered with all of these remote options. Consider your needs and how you work best (perhaps you have kids at home half of the day, or you know that you need to go into the office sometimes to feel connected, or you get your best work done working on your own at home all day). Knowing what your needs are and what will fit with your lifestyle will help you find a job more quickly.
2. Work on your resume.
Remote jobs often work best for people with particular skills—communication skills, the ability to work with little supervision, organizational skills, and tech savvy, to name a few. Some companies may even require previous remote work experience. Look over your resume for places where you can play up the skills you have for a remote job.
If you’ve had a remote job before, be sure it’s clearly notated on your resume. Even if you did a portion of a previous job from home, find a way to mention this. Use your cover letter to further expand on the ways in which you can or will excel at a remote job.
3. Target the right companies.
Remote education jobs aren’t necessarily going to be available at any education-related company. Target your search to companies that are already known to offer these types of jobs. Remote.co and FlexJobs both offer good resources.
Dive deeper into any potential companies to determine what type of remote work they offer. Can you work from anywhere? Do you need to come into the office some days? Will there be travel?
Answering as many of these questions before you apply to a job will save you time in the long run. If the company or job doesn’t offer the kind of remote schedule that you need, you’ll be better off focusing your efforts elsewhere.
4. Prepare your remote workspace.
Preparing your home office even before you get a remote job can put you in the right mindset to work remotely. If you land a video interview for a potential job, having a home office already set up can be impressive to a hiring manager.
Some remote education jobs, such as teacher or tutor positions, may even require that you have a separate room in your house to work from without distractions. Use your space to job search, do interviews, and get yourself in the habit of working productively from home.
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By Rachel Jay | October 27, 2017 | Categories: Work Remotely