How Can We Find a Home-Office Job from Home?Rabia Altunay
Many of us have been confined to homes since the pandemic began; we do our shopping online, we drink our coffee at home, we even do our work from home! We have also got used to the comfort of staying at home over time though we have been stuck in 3+1 flats for a long time. Realizing that we can continue our professional life from home, most people focus on remote work opportunities even after the pandemic. That being the case, if you are one of those people who prefer the comfort of home to the office, I invite you to read the rest of my article.
First of all, I would like to point out that those who want to continue working from home are lucky because companies that realize that their employees can work from home very efficiently (sometimes even more efficiently than working from the office!) and, at the same time, save on office expenses, will move on to home-office or a hybrid working model, even if the pandemic is over. We have already received news of companies that have already taken steps in this regard and announced their decision.
So where can we find these jobs? Hannah Morgan, a job search strategist, has compiled a list of websites where we can find these jobs:
Of course, LinkedIn is the most popular of these sites and it is the easiest platform to find a job if you know how to use it effectively. While browsing job postings, you can easily find a job from another part of the world while sitting at home, thanks to the “remote work” filter.
So, in which sectors is the home-office working model widely used? According to research, home-office is the most common in the IT sector, followed by finance and customer services. However, when we examine the job postings, we realize that home-office has been becoming popular in the marketing, administrative and human resources/recruitment sectors recently.
Everything goes very well, but since we live our personal and professional lives in the same space, this may have some side effects. Because we work from home, this can lead to burn-out when we cannot arrange our working hours and do not take a break. Experts have some suggestions for avoiding these situations. After you find your home-office job, don’t forget to follow the suggestions below. Remember, your physical and mental health is paramount:
• Understand your personality type
• Identify your biological clock
• Create a comfortable home office space
• Play music while you work
• Start a mindfulness practice
• Take lots of mini breaks
• Move your body often
• Start a new hobby
• Relax on the weekends
• Make use of your vacation days
• Take a mental health day
• Spend time with family and friends
• Be gentle with yourself
• Focus on solutions, not problems
Let’s start looking for your home-office job right after you finish reading this article, don’t delay it by saying you can’t find it, or you’ll search later. Check out the websites I mentioned above. I am sure that the moment you type in the search button, you will be one step closer to finding your dream home office job!