How to stand out as a remote job applicant

Looking for a remote job is a competitive business. Fortunately, CNBC has got some great advice for candidates on how they can stand out as a remote applicant. So if you want to make your application shine, here’s how:


1. Highlight your previous remote experience

Hiring managers want to see that you’ve held fully remote or hybrid positions before so be sure to promote all relevant experience on your CV. Include it in your job summary section and, potentially, in your job title line too.

2. Prioritise your remote work experience within each role described

Within each section of your work history, showcase how you’ve successfully worked remotely with your teammates and line manager. Highlight how you went the extra mile to help onboard new team members virtually. If you haven’t worked remotely in an official capacity, find ways to show how you’ve worked with others in different offices or time zones.

Whether remote or not, tailor your CV for each role that you apply for. Identify the key requisite skills in the job advert, and mention them in your summary and throughout the body of your CV.

3. Provide evidence that you’re manageable from a distance.

Hiring managers want to know that you have the technical and soft skills necessary to be an effective remote worker. So make much of your experience of relevant technology – such as Zoom and Google Docs – and flex your remote communication muscles. Demonstrate that you’ve previously worked well independently and collaborated seamlessly with your virtual colleagues. And, if you’re applying for a management position, flag up your experience in setting goals and monitoring progress with remote teams.

4. Tailor your LinkedIn profile

Ensure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date and tailored for your remote job search. Specify that you’re looking for remote opportunities in your profile headline.

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