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Did you just started your first remote job?

Jun 242020

If you just started your first remote job in the middle of COVID-19, we have some tips for you so you can manage yourself and be successful on your new job.

  1. Announce yourself as new
  2. Connect with colleagues virtually
  3. Learn and take daily notes
  4. Find mentors
  5. Don't feel shy, ask for help when you need it

These tips were gathered from the following HBR article, "Starting a New Job — Remotely" which can be accessed here

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3 tips to working remotely

Jun 082020

As we all learn to work in the COVID era, remote work is a growing reality for many people around the world. As much as it seems exciting to avoid daily commutes and work from home, it also presents unique challenges specially for people who have not worked remotely before.

However, with the right tools and techniques, people working remotely can be even more productive and efficient than working from a physical office location.

Through this post we plan to share certain tips for new remote workers. If you do not have remote work, but are looking for remote work opportunities, check out remote jobs here -> RemoteSquad.co/jobs

1. Separate your working space

If you can, make your working space separate from your bedroom or living room. It might be comfortable to work from your bedroom or living room (or even kitchen) but if you have other family members living with you it could get difficult to focus and stay productive.

Remember, the goal is to create a space where you can focus and work productively without any interruptions from roommates or loved ones.

2. Create a daily routine and stick to it

It’s very important to create a daily routine that works best for you. Think of it as a daily plan for YOU that gives YOU the right energy and state of mind to stay focused and productive. Pay attention to every little detail that brings the best in you:

  • Wake up time
  • Choice of foods and eating times
  • Break times and frequency
  • Meeting schedules and frequency

We also recommend that you include some physical or mental workout to help you relieve stress and recharge your batteries. Try activities such as high intensity workouts, meditation, yoga, or just listening to your choice of music.

The key is to discover what charges you and keeps you at the best of your game.

3. Leverage technology to be more productive

Needless to say that reliable internet is a must. Test that your internet connection is strong enough so you can perform your core work tasks, including calling and meeting with colleagues.

Try using collaboration tools such as Zoom or Google meet for video conferencing, and Skype / Slack or Microsoft Teams for messaging and collaboration.

You can even set up shared file folders on DropBox or Google Drive to share files and documents securely and easily. If you don’t know already, Google Docs also allows you and your colleagues to simultaneously work and edit on documents without you having to send back and forth via email.

If you would like to share other techniques, please leave us a comment below.

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