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Flexjobs is having a Virtual Job Fair: Terrific Telecommuting Tuesdays

Flexjobs (www.flexjobs.com) is having a Virtual Job Fair

Flexjobs is a website that focuses on listing remote job positions,

The link to the details of the Virtual Job Fair is below:

https://www.flexjobs.com/events/event/544

Flexjobs is a subscription website where one has to subscribe to access job positions.

The costs of subscriptions are in the link below

Information on how to subscribe:

https://www.flexjobs.com/Pricing.aspx

I recommend Flexjobs myself.

I am not getting paid for this recommendation.

I use Flexjobs myself and think it can help others.

(For those who are searching) May everyone be successful with their remote job search journey quickly and soon.

“Terrific Telecommuting Tuesdays” Column

“Terrific Telecommuting Tuesdays” I plan as a future column on Remote work (content appears as ideas come); if you like the content, please share, comment, or like.

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Resources and ideas on remote working and life.

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Still accepting Feedback; Talk About Keywords to Help You Find a Remote Position (Double Issue)

(This post is a “Double Issue” – will create content in two weeks on September 26, 2022. Thank you).

I would enjoy hearing your opinion and ideas.

Live Your Life Learning does topics related to remote work.

You can give your opinions (and ideas) on improving the Live Your Life Learning channel. What type of content would you like?

You can write an email at

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Thank you for your participation

Use keywords to find information; find Remote Job Positions

You are likely to use keywords when searching for information on the Internet. You will often search for remote job positions using keywords. So, a discussion of keywords may be helpful in your journey to finding a remote job position. You may use keywords to find job positions on Internet Job Boards.

Here are some ideas for using keywords:

Think of different names to describe a career

You may have different keywords to describe a career you are interested in. You may increase the number of remote job positions on Internet Job Boards by finding additional keywords to describe your career. You may discover keywords to describe your career by reading occupational career information, informational interviews, and your personal experience in your career field.

Advanced Search Screens

You may search for a remote job position on Internet job boards.
The Internet Job Board may have an advanced search screen that gives you additional options to do keyword searches.

I like title searches myself, as found on Indeed.com

I like Internet Job Boards that allow you to do a keyword search by Title Field. I believe keyword searches in the Title Field can give more accurate job search results.

An Internet Job Board called Indeed.com allows people to search by Title Field. Below is the Internet address to access the Advance Search Screen for Indeed.com.

https://www.indeed.com/advanced_search

Search Operators

You can use search operators. Search operators are characters you type in a search box, giving you additional control on how to search for words. For example, Internet Job Boards may allow you to use quotes (“ “) around a word phrase that you want to search by a word phrase. You can use the quotes (“ “) to instruct the Job Board to search by word phrase.

Help Section

Job Boards can have Help Sections giving you information on how you can do keyword searches. The Help Section may provide valuable information on how to do a keyword search.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, if you have ideas to make Live Your Life Learning better, please use the email at I.like.to.get.your.thoughts@outlook.com. You can search for remote job positions through keywords. You may improve your remote job search by considering what keywords can describe your career: Advanced Search Screens, Search Operators, and Help Section.

What would you like to see? Get Your Advice on what you want to see

Businesses will sometimes ask their customers for advice from time to time. So, this week, I would like to ask you–my content consumer, what you would like on the Live Your Life Learning channel.

For those who may not know,

Live Your Life Learning deals with topics (mainly) dealing with remote work. Sometimes I will throw in other ideas I think I find interesting and hope other people find them interesting. But most of the content will deal with remote work.

Live Your Life Learning Structure

Live Your Life Learning is a part-time business activity for me.
I will create a new piece of weekly content I post on my website every Monday (www.liveyourlifelearning.com).
I will then re-post this content in other places on the Internet.
Other places I re-post content are social media (LinkedIn and Facebook), my podcast, and my YouTube Channel.

Content (includes both working at a job and your own business)

In my mind, remote work includes working for someone else (having a job position) and working for yourself (having a remote business).

The following are some questions to generate thoughts.
The questions are in the following categories:

Content Categories

  • Descriptions of a particular Internet resource,
  • Interviews,
  • General Advice, and
  • Success Stories.

Format Questions

Questions on the format of Live Your Life Learning.

General Question

What else would you like to see?

Please share your thoughts in the following email:
I.like.to.get.your.thoughts@outlook.com.
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Content Categories

Descriptions of a particular Internet Resource Category

Descriptions of a specific Internet resource could help a person on their journey in remote work.
Internet resource could be anything (in theory) that on the Internet
It could be a website, social media post, podcast, blog post, or something else. The ideas here would focus on one Internet resource–and describing some features of that Internet resource.

Some questions in this category could be.

Questions on Internet Resources related to Remote Work

  • Internet resources to find Remote work job positions.
  • Internet resources to help a person in their job search. Topics could include how to write a resume, cover letter, interview, and so on.
  • Internet resources on how to find career/job experts in the remote work field.
  • Internet resources to describe job seeker social groups (like job clubs) that can help a job seeker find a position in their Remote work journey.

Questions on Internet Resources related to Remote Business

  • Internet resources on how to set up a business. (How to set up a business–what ideas work best)
  • (Related to Number 1) Internet resources on how best to run your business. (General advice on how to run your business)
  • Internet resources on finding out about different remote business opportunities? (What Internet business opportunities are out there?)

Interviews Category

I think people can learn a lot during interviews. I have been thinking about interviewing people in the remote work area.

Some questions in this category could be.

Questions on Interviews for Remote Work

  • Interview people who work in remote job positions. (Ask about what they do and how they got remote job position)
  • Interview Businesses that are looking to fill remote job positions. (Talk to someone in the Human Resource office or something like that)

Questions on Interviews for Remote Business.

  • Interview people who have successful Remote Businesses (ask what they do and get advice on how to operate a Remote business)

General Advice Category

Give general advice on finding a Remote Job or Operating a Remote Business.

(As I have thoughts that may be helpful; give out ideas that may help a remote job hunter or a person operating a Remote Business).

Success Stories Category

Talk to people who have success stories related to something with remote work. Talk to people who successfully operate their remote business or a remote job position.

Format Ideas for Live Your Life Learning

Some questions in this category could be.

  • Do people have advice relating to the website (liveyourlifelearing.com)
  • Do people have advice regarding the podcast?

(Do people like listening to a complete piece of different music each week?)

  • Do people have advice regarding the Live Your Life Learning YouTube Channel?

(Do people like watching a video of images related to a complete piece of music that is different each week?)

What else would you like to see? (General Question)

Email to give me your thoughts

You can send your thoughts in the following email
I.like.to.get.your.thoughts@outlook.com
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Please, no selling offers on this email; the answer will be “No” (also called Spam)

I wish everyone success in their remote work journey.
As always, thanks for spending your valuable time being a content consumer of my channel. Thank you.

You Remote Career Opportunity: Look at the website of the Organization

People can search for remote job positions online from several places. You can search for job positions on a potential employer’s website. Here are some advantages of searching for opportunities from a potential employer’s website:

• You have less competition–the potential employer may list the job position only on their website, giving you less competition for the job position.
• You may find more details–you may have more information on job positions listed on a potential employer’s website than other places.
• Show you are more committed to the job – if you express to the potential employer that you got the job from the potential employer’s website, it shows to a potential employer that you went to their website to find their job opportunities.

In conclusion, people can search for remote job positions in several locations. Consider finding job positions from the organization website for the next opportunity.

Internet Connection: Duplicates and Testing

You may use an Internet connection for your remote work. You may find it valuable to have a duplicate Internet connection system in place if your original system fails. And test these duplicate Internet connection systems from time to time to help ensure that they will work when you need them.

Different Choices

Here are some duplicate Internet connection systems that you can explore:

  • Internet Home Connection – You may purchase an Internet home connection as your duplicate Internet connection. If your original Internet connections system fails, you can use your duplication Internet home connection.
  • Hotspot Devices–Hotspot devices are handheld devices that will create a Wi-Fi signal you can use for your computer. You can connect your computer to the hotspot device.
  • Mobile Phone – Mobile phone may create a Wi-Fi signal for your computer needs. Mobile phones can be another way to connect to the Internet.

Test, Test, and Test

You will want to test these duplicate Internet connection systems from time to time to help ensure that they will work when you need them.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, if you make your living using an Internet connection for your remote work, you may find it valuable to find duplicate Internet connection systems to replace your original Internet connection system if it fails. And then test those duplicate Internet systems to help ensure that they will work when you need them.

Experience needed for Entry Level

Job hunting in entry-level positions

You decide to search for job positions in a particular field.

You have little work experience in that profession.

You decide to look for opportunities on Internet job boards.

To narrow your search, you filter your job positions by entry-level. Thinking entry-level jobs would require no or little job experience.

As you look at the search results, however, you find some job positions classified as entry-level jobs that ask for moderate work experience.

You may have to filter job positions classified as entry-level by work experience.

www.indeed.com has the “No Experience Required” Filter

One job board called www.indeed.com has different filters to narrow a job search.

www.indeed.com has a “No Experience Required” choice from the “Experience Level” filter box.

The filter boxes appear after one does a search.

When I played with this feature, I would have some search results showing job positions requiring moderate work experience. A job seeker may need to filter jobs classified as “No Experience Required” by work experience.

Entry-Level Positions may still require job experience

Sometimes some job boards list job positions as entry-level but still require moderate levels of job experience.

This can become frustrating for a job seeker looking for positions requiring little or no work experience. Job Seekers may have to filter job positions classified as entry-level by work experience.

In conclusion

In conclusion, entry-level job seekers may experience frustration when searching for job positions listed as entry-level. Sometimes job positions classified as entry-level will still require moderate levels of work experience. An entry-level job seeker may need to filter jobs classified as entry-level (or related job skill categories) by work experience.

Notes & Memory: Your Remote Job Tool

In the job search, you may have job events where you want to remember the information. You may decide to write notes on the job event to help you remember.

Some job events could be:

  • Hearing a presentation on the job search at a career fair, career association, or job club.
  • An informational interview where you ask a person about a profession you are interested in
  • Employment Interview where you interview for a job position

 

Write the notes soon after the job event.

I find writing notes soon after the job event helps me to remember the information better. I can better recall the information if I write notes soon after the job event.

 

Once you have the notes on paper, you do not need to worry about remembering the information from your memory.

You will have a record of the information from your notes. You will not have to remember the information using your memory alone.

 

In conclusion

In conclusion, writing notes after a job event may be valuable. The notes may help you remember the information.

What is remote work?

What is remote work? Do people know what a remote job means when they see a job listed as “remote” on a job board? People can have different ideas about remote work arrangements when they see a job listed as remote. In a July 6, 2022 article from The Wall Street Journal, “Is That Position Really Remote?” (By Lindsay Ellis), the article highlights that a job seeker and potential employer may have a mismatch regarding the work arrangements for a remote job. The mismatch can create wasted effort for the job seeker and potential employer in the job search.

Example of Mismatch In Remote Work

For example, a job seeker may think a job listed as “remote” on the job board is a fully remote position. The potential employer who placed the remote job on a job board believes the job is a hybrid position.

Different Remote Work Arrangements

People can have different work arrangements for remote work.

Here are some common arrangements for remote work.

  • Fully remote jobs are where one can work the entire job remotely without having to go to a physical work location.
  • Hybrid jobs combine working remotely and in a physical location.
  • You can have a fully remote job when a job is listed on a job board, but will transition into a hybrid or complete in-person office position later.

Methods To Clarify Work Arrangements for Remote Work

A potential job seeker may wish to do the following activities to clarify work arrangements for a remote job.

  • Contact the potential employer. A job seeker can contact a potential employer to learn the work arrangements for the remote job.
  • Read the job description carefully. The job description may describe the work arrangements for that remote job.
  • Flexjobs job listing. A website called Flexjobs (https://www.flexjobs.com/) is a career website focused on remote jobs. Flexjobs gives a job seeker way to search for jobs based on work arrangements for remote work. For example, a person can search for 100% remote jobs, meaning the job would be 100% fully remote for that job. Or a person could search for hybrid positions where they would work remotely part of the time from their home and the other time at a physical work location. Flex jobs allow people to search for positions based on remote work arrangements.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, work arrangements for remote work can vary. A job position listed as remote can have different work arrangements for that remote job. A job seeker may wish to clarify the exact remote work arrangements for that remote job position. A job seeker can reduce the wasted effort in applying for jobs that do not serve their needs by understanding the work arrangements for remote jobs they see listed on a job board.