Remote work’s popularity hasn’t waned since the pandemic, and there are ways you can start working remotely in the year ahead.
Many have questioned whether remote work will phase out completely, especially over the last year of raging debate about businesses asking employees to return to physical offices.
But research continues to show that home working is popular among the UK workforce, to the point where there have been instances of even public jobs offering remote work.
In fact, some 70% of British workers or more are working from home at least part of the time, with hybrid work quickly becoming the dominant working model in this day and age. And although fully remote roles may be becoming harder to come by, many businesses are still hiring in this capacity.
So, if your New Year’s Resolution is to spend less time in office and more time with your family this year, RemoteWorker.co.uk has some tips that can help you achieve that.
How to start working from home in 2024
Here are 3 steps to follow if you want to start working remotely in the UK:
1. Decide what the best remote work model looks like for you
Some people insist on working remotely 100% of the time. For others, a hybrid model that lets them work in office a day or two per week is preferable.
If you want to work from home more often, you should start by thinking about what that would ideally look like for you.
Do you want a job that allows you to work from home once you live in the same city or within a reasonable distance from the office? Or would you prefer a job that lets you work from one of the best remote work countries for UK workers?
The first step is deciding what kind of remote work arrangement you’d be open to.
2. Prepare your resume and workspace
Your resume, CV and any recommendation letters will speak the largest volumes if you’re to be trusted to work from home — or from wherever.
You should update these, and especially your resume and CV. Highlight your capacity to work independently and your knowledge of popular remote team tools.
At the same time, make sure you have the basic needs of any remote worker — a stable, reliable internet connection, a dedicated workspace and a laptop, computer or similar device.
Some companies may provide equipment for you, but it’s not always the case. As a soon-to-be remote worker, make sure you’re prepared to start working asap.
3. Line up your opportunities
This last step is the most important. It simply boils down to — get started!
Search for remote job openings in your desired field or in related areas of interest or expertise. There are dozens of resources available to help with this, including our job board here at RemoteWorker.co.uk.
You can also inquire within your network or connect with new professionals in your chosen industry to find out about new opportunities that may become available.
If you’re already employed and you’re looking to work remotely without quitting, you have options too. More employers are open to discuss wfh options than many realise, and sometimes it just comes down to having a discussion with HR or your immediate supervisor and making a strong case for why remote work would be best for you and the company.
Our affiliated site RemoteWorker.jobs features this article with a step-by-step guide to help you convince your boss to let you work remotely.
Once you have the right tools and you’ve lined up the opportunities, chances are high that you’ll land your dream remote job much sooner than you think.
Find the latest remote jobs in the UK via RemoteWorker.co.uk.