RWL214: You’ll Be Ignored In Your Remote Job Applications If You Don’t Do This

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In a landscape where your skills and accomplishments speak volumes, we dive into practical steps that will help you identify, quantify, and present your professional milestones with confidence. 

Whether you’re actively job hunting or keeping your options open, our latest episode empowers you with strategies to create a personal archive of triumphs that will make you stand out from the crowd.

 So, gear up to enhance your remote job search with these valuable insights, and stay tuned for more episodes where we’ll continue to equip you with the tools you need to thrive in the world of remote work.

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Speaker 1:
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Hey, it's Alex from Remote Work Life, and welcome to today's episode of the Remote Work Life podcast, and if you've been following these podcasts or the Thursday podcast, that I do I've been putting together some quick tips to hopefully help you with different aspects of your remote work. So, whether that be looking for a job, whether that be your general well-being, whether that be just an understanding of remote work as a whole, I'm your host, alex Wilson-Camelon. Today we're diving into something which I hope is going to be a valuable tip if you're looking for a job. So, whether you're actively looking for a new opportunity or simply keeping your options open, being ready to showcase your specific accomplishments from your past work in detail is really important. So I want to explore this why it's so important and how you can effectively prepare to go the extra mile for potential employers. To go the extra mile for potential employers and this matters if you're in the midst of job search it's crucial to be able to articulate your past achievements in a way that resonates with hiring managers, and this is particularly the case with remote job search. So, by providing detailed examples of your accomplishments, you can actually demonstrate the value that you brought to your previous roles and, more importantly, how you can translate that to the potential employers in their organization. So how can you prepare? So what?

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In order to effectively showcase your specific accomplishments, you might want to consider these, these steps, not in any particular order, but you want to consider these steps. First of all, I think what you need to do is identify your key achievements ahead of time. I always recommend doing this by looking at your CV. In fact, I'd go a step back, I would say, as you achieve certain things in the job that you're currently in. For example, you want to make a note in a central area, whether that be on a google doc or in your journal. So make a list, make a record of all your achievements, whether big or small. So you want to.

Speaker 1:
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So if you're, in the case, in a situation where you haven't done that, you want to reflect on your past work and pinpoint the accomplishments that best highlight your skills and your expertise. And then you want to quantify that impact. It's not good enough just to write down what that particular achievement was or that accomplishment was. Wherever possible, you want to quantify the impact of your achievements, whether it's a percentage increase, a revenue figure or time being saved, metric Numbers can make your accomplishments more tangible, make them stand out a lot more. And then you want to tell a story. You want to craft a compelling narrative around each of those accomplishments, each of those relevant accomplishments that you are going to essentially pitch to the person who is that you are going to essentially pitch to the person who is interviewing you or you're in a meeting with. Explain the context, the actions that you took and the results that you achieved.

Speaker 1:
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A storytelling approach can make your examples more memorable. So in practice, for example during interviews, be prepared to share detailed examples when answering especially behavioral questions. For instance, if you're asked about a time when you overcame a significant challenge, you can draw from your past experiences and walk the interviewer through the specific steps that you took and the positive outcomes that you delivered. By being ready to showcase your specific accomplishments in detail, you can set yourself apart as a candidate who's not only has a track record of success, but also has the ability to communicate the success effectively. Now it takes a lot of preparation, and this level of preparation and articulation can leave a lasting impression on potential employers and significantly strengthen your case. So I hope that's helped in some way. As I said, preparation is key.

Speaker 1:
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Thank you for listening today. On today's episode, I really want to encourage you to take time to reflect on your past achievements. In fact, go a step better, as I mentioned before, create a record of your achievements starting today and start writing them down, even if you're not looking for a new role. Start crafting detail, compelling examples that you can leverage in your job search. And remember your accomplishments are some of your most powerful assets in pursuit of new job opportunities, especially remote job opportunities. So I want to really wish you all the best with your job search and I look forward to hopefully sharing some more tips that are hopefully valuable to you in the near future. All the best.

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