4 misconceptions about remote jobs

By Alishba Agha 
| April 7, 2022

No time like the present to enjoy the fruits of your labor working remotely. The number of people who prefer remote jobs is increasing every day mainly because they offer flexible hours, less time and money spent on commute and more autonomy. However, all that glitters is not gold. Often people who work remote jobs are subject to misconceptions.
Let’s take a look at these myths about working remotely and debunk them.

It’s not a real job
Remote work is a spectrum ranging from odd jobs, entry-level positions, executive gigs and even specialist roles. It can either be on a freelance basis or a full-time role with numerous benefits.
Freelance remote workers are perhaps the most underrated yet lucrative career paths for working parents, college students, or professionals who want a side gig.

Remote jobs are often disconnected
On the contrary, working remotely allows people to stay connected on more than one channel. There has been a great deal of technological advancement that allows teams to work and communicate on slack, zoom, IM, email and stay connected no matter what their location is.
Remote workers don’t require a lot of special equipment but high-speed internet connection, and a desktop and laptop to work on. Almost every professional has access to these and once you find the right platform, your dream remote job is a click away!
It also helps you be more productive and avoid unnecessary water-cooler breaks, and meetings which means remote workers can get the job done faster.

You don’t work with a team
Working remotely is an isolated experience more often than not and also why several introverted people prefer remote jobs over in-house positions. However, even remote workers are required and expected to communicate with other team members to collaborate or even directly stay in touch with their client. You even have to attend and schedule frequent follow-up meetings with clients or other team members to meet project deadlines.

Remote jobs are only for entry-level candidates
It’s a common misconception that only specific jobs and careers can be pursued while working remotely.
There are some jobs such as web design and development, marketing, branding and some technical roles that are mostly outsourced to freelancers.
However, if you have the skills, and experience any professional can work remotely if they use the right platform and tools to build a target audience.

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