What Remote Jobs Are Available?

Unfortunately, the state of the world we live in will be like this for a while. That means we need to adapt in order to survive. More and more people are looking towards finding remote jobs, and businesses are allowing their employees to work from home. But what remote jobs are available? Well, there are quite a few. 

Industries That Are Looking for Remote Workers

Many companies are hiring people to work from home. But there are still jobs requiring staff to solely work from the office

Because remote jobs in South Africa is a fairly new concept, a lot of people don’t know what remote jobs are available. Here are a few of the industries that are looking for remote workers. 

  1. Education
  2. Sales
  3. Finance 
  4. Marketing
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Education

Distance and online learning is not new to South Africa. It only became more popular during the pandemic. And since home-based learning is normal every day, there may come a time when  private teachers and tutors will be in demand. 

Some remote jobs include:

  • Online Teacher
  • Distance Learning Lecturer
  • Private Tutor

Sales

There are many outbound sales positions available. Unlike in the olden days, sales representatives can now work from wherever they like. Some sales jobs do require you to travel from time to time. 

Some remote jobs include

Finance

Technology has become so advanced that people working in finance or accounting can do their tasks from the comfort of their home. Of course, to do these tasks at home they need to make sure everything runs smoothly. 

Some remote jobs include:

Marketing

With a strong internet connection and reliable technology at home, you never have to worry about going to the office again. Unless you have to attend meetings and give reports. A lot of marketing staff comfortably work from home.

How to Find Remote Jobs

Finding remote jobs can be difficult if you do not know what you are looking for or what you’re doing. But here are a few things you can do

  • Search Online – Go wild using the world wide web. There are plenty of job search sites you make use of to find jobs online. 
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  • Be Aware of Keywords –  Note that when you search for ‘remote jobs’, you will still see non-remote jobs. That’s because the search engine might pull data from within the job description that says ‘remote work: no’.
  • Social Media is Your Friend – Those in your circles may sometimes post and share when remote jobs are available. But be weary of job scams. 
  • Create a Strong Online Presence – Sometimes recruiters may even approach you when they are looking for candidates. So create a Linkedin profile, update your information on job portals and good luck!

Tools you Need to Work Remotely 

In order to keep your new job and to work comfortably from home, you will need to have a few tools to make it work. Sometimes companies provide their staff with these tools. 

Stable, Reliable Internet

Since you’re working from home, there needs to be some medium that helps make communication possible. The Internet will help you connect with your colleagues, clients, and finish your daily tasks. 

Desktop or Laptop 

You may not have the setup you will have at an office, but you will need to have the basics that will enable you to do your job from home. 

Relevant Software

Having a computer or laptop is useless if it can’t help you perform the tasks you’re supposed to. Having job specific software, anti-virus, and communication software is important. 

Dedicate Workspace

Not everyone has the luxury of having an at-home office or library space. But you can organise space in your room, dining or kitchen table to work.

Mobile Phone 

We simply can’t do anything without having a mobile phone. Make sure yours is fully functional and charged. Problems may arise and chances are you will need to make a call. 

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Work is Where you Make it 

Since you will no longer be travelling to and from work, you can do something in your free time. Why not consider enrolling for a course? Have a look at our courses and contact a course expert to get started today. You can:

  • Call us for free on 0800 39 00 27
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Last Updated: September 16, 2021

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