In the past several months, we have seen some of the largest tech companies, who traditionally stood behind the belief that in-office collaboration is the preferred work experience, make big announcements inviting workers to work remotely forever. Companies swiftly made adjustments to how the employees would communicate internally, externally, and with candidates during the recruiting process. Those adopting a remote workforce have the advantage of hiring a more diverse workforce, because they are no longer confined to hiring talent within a commutable distance of the office. What does this mean for you as a job seeker? Potentially more opportunities.
We all watched the unemployment rate soar during the three months of COVID-19. It seemed like every morning a new press release announced layoffs. The unemployment rate rose quicker in those 3 months than it did in two years of the Great Recession. Slowly, companies are starting to get back on their feet again and hire again, which means if you are on the job market, it is time to dust off your resume and start applying – remotely.
Here are a few tips to prepare you for the remote recruiting process.