Remote work became possible all the way back with the invention of both the internet and the personal computer. In the 70’s and 80’s, the tech world were already speculating that we would be in the position we are now, with most of us choosing to work from home. However, it seems that the last push came from the intermittent closures of covid-19, which finally seems to have changed the working world for good.
The Satellite Office Concept
The origins of the ability to work from home are routed in the concept of the satellite office. All the way back in the 1980s, we were speculating over the idea that someone, someday, wouldn’t have to physically attend an office in person, to show up. As alien as the idea seemed back then, nowadays, the concept of it seeming alien, is the alien part.
Remote work might have been theorised in the 80s, but it wasn’t until after the year 2000 when it really started to pick up steam. Thousands of us wanted to work from home and besides entering copy to update business records to the digital world, there was little work going.
Even as recently as back in 2018, we were all talking about how remote work was on the rise. Some articles even mentioned that half of us would be working from home by the time we hit 2020. Nobody could have realised how right that prediction would be, let alone the horrific circumstances that would lead us to it.
The point of all this is that remote work has been coming for a long time. Now that it’s here, and now that we are through the worst of the pandemic, we should be accepting that it is here to stay.
How to Find Remote Work Jobs in 2021
Nowadays, a large proportion of office work involves at least partial remote hours. For those of us suited to working from home instead of making the daily commute, it has become a key selling point of any new role. If you fall into this category, here are some guidelines for finding remote work jobs that will suit you.
1 – Upload your CV
It’s one thing to apply for positions that interest you, but if you have a wide range of skills, you might well attract offers you never even considered before, should you upload your CV. Get onto a reputable site like Hays Recruitment, upload your CV, and double your chances of being headhunted for a suitable role.
2 – Call Around
If there are companies you would especially like to work with, then calling around to secure a place on their interview lists isn’t a bad idea. You might find work from somewhere that turns out to be your lifelong career, doing things this way.
3 – Get on LinkedIn
Most cloud computing, web and tech jobs nowadays are hired and fired through LinkedIn. It is theorised that this will be the main way people find new jobs in the future. Gen Z don’t tend to job hunt without putting their LinkedIn account together, so you should try doing the same.
The future of the working world lies in tech. It’s important to train now, to make sure we can always find work.