Job Searching For Remote Work is Hard These Days
Maybe you can relate
Freelancing has been on my mind for sometime and it is something that I'm looking forward to to help me get through graduate school. The amount of jobs online are plentiful and I spend some of my free time applying to jobs online looking for remote work that help to pay for my personal expenses. Some of the jobs that I have been applying to include remote clerical work and social media management.
I'm interested in these jobs for many reasons as they fit into my schedule. These jobs help to distract me from the usual work that I am studying as a writer and photographer. It gives my mind something different to focus on while not giving me a load of work to distract me from my studies. I enjoy helping other people succeed in their tasks at work while I set out to achieve my personal career goals as well as a writer and a photographer. The pay is good even though the starting price might be a little low at first but it is definitely something you can work into.
I find that job hunting is hard as a remote worker. With all the applications I fill out, sometimes I'm contacted by scammers that seem legitimate but give me hints into knowing that they are frauds. It's disheartening because when I think I land a job it is really just a hoax and I have to move on to the next one. If you would like to know how to spot a job scam online read this article I wrote here.
I find it is helpful to find a rythmn that works best for me when searching for work online. I like to spend my time in the mornings reading my notes for class and take breaks in the afternoon for lunch. I might go out for a walk to clear my head and go on a photo walk to complete my photography assignments. Some days are more fruitful than others but I can't complain too much because I'm pursuing something that I love. When I come back home my mind is cleared and I have time for friends and family if I don't have to edit photos for class. Later in the evenings I find it is good to write articles for Medium or my newsletter before I spend a few hours applying for jobs online.
I find it necessary to take time to write because it helps me feel accomplished. I can spend time writing and I feel relaxed after I develop an article that makes me feel like I contributed something helpful to the creative community. It's something that truly makes me happy.
As I finish up my days, I spend them at home chatting on the phone with loved ones. Some days I barely have time for myself and just crash in bed falling asleep to the busy rythmn of my day that takes me on photo walk adventures and down the road of storytelling for my writing.
I enjoy what I like to do and I find that as I keep myself busy, job hunting isn't the main priority on my list because I am trying to earn my Masters degree. However, it is something that I need to help me pay off my personal expenses, which would be a great help.
What does your job search look like during the pandemic? Do you have any luck finding something that fits with your goals? Are you as discouraged as I am? Maybe your time searching is a little more fruitful.
Thanks again for reading.
I appreciate you,
Rosa de Sarón C.