If you’ve never worked remotely, there are many considerations and adjustments you may not have thought about before. Your overall success and happiness in a remote role depends on two factors: Your own preparation for the role and the company’s preparation for remote culture.
Because there’s no one set way to “do” remote work, the actual experience can vary wildly depending on the organization. Here are some things you may need to consider about yourself - and about your potential employer - to make a remote adjustment as smooth as possible.
You Might Still Work Traditional Hours
Many people still think that working from home means selecting your own schedule. As we’ve seen this year, that is not necessarily true. Before taking a remote position you should learn about your team’s schedule, and what their expectations are for you.
Fully remote companies also often have team members in multiple time zones. This might mean you are expected to work outside the normal 9-5 in order to accommodate those gaps.
As you apply to different companies, be sure to consider your own schedule and what sort of flexibility you need from your next role.