Since March 2020, COVID has impacted the job market and has forced businesses nationwide to close during the pandemic. Remote-work and collaboration skills are more desirable for employers right now. It has caused companies to close their doors, forced workers to work from home, or in worst cases workers being laid off. Having a business or a job that can be managed from anywhere remotely, is a great advantage, and you can manage your own schedule or work at home. A few tips to consider during your job searching to make your résumé competitive while working remotely include:
Search for collaboration and technology tools such as (IM/Chat or Google Chat) or video conferencing tools (Skype, GoToMeeting, or Zoom).
Search for job descriptions with business-related programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, Salesforce, or WordPress) you are familiar with or comfortable using and include them on your résumé.
Search for "Work from Home" job titles and descriptions that include virtual or social media, these roles can help companies sell or promote products, services, or increase their customer loyalty by using online platforms or collaboration tools, see examples below.