The commercial website s1jobs.com has interesting information on job hunting and working from home in these changed times. Here are the opening paragraphs:
The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything for remote work. By April 2020, the Office for National Statistics recorded that 44% of workers in Scotland were doing at least part of their job from home.
But the pandemic only accelerated a change that was already happening. As technology has become smarter and faster, remote working is a bit easier for employees and employers. It offers more flexibility and lower costs across the board. In fact, the % of businesses across each country reporting a flexible workspace policy is impressive:
With greater freedom and an improved work-life balance, it’s no surprise that almost 97.6% of people currently working remotely say they want to stay remote for at least part of their working hours, according to Vervoe. And 80% of company leaders plan to offer remote work as an option even after the pandemic.
But what happens if you don’t have a remote job yet? What is remote job hunting like? How do virtual interviews and onboarding work? And can you really be more productive working from home?
Before we dive into finding your next remote role, let’s take a quick look at the pros and cons of working – and job hunting – from home.