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A Definitive Guide to Getting Your First Remote Job

A Definitive Guide to Getting Your First Remote Job

Let’s be realistic; not everyone is cut out for a rigid 9 to 5 work schedule. And you know what? There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

If you’re taking care of children, dealing with a chronic health condition, or facing any other entirely reasonable situation that makes it difficult to show up at an office every day (like wanting to avoid morning traffic), there’s no reason to be excluded from the workforce.

So, what’s the solution to finding paid work that’s flexible enough to accommodate all the demands of real life? Remote work.


Basic definition: jobs that can be performed from anywhere in the world with access to a computer and a reasonably reliable internet connection (reasonable in terms of speed and stability).

So, whether you’re working from your bed, your living room, a coffee shop, the beach, or any other place that isn’t physically close to your coworkers or employer, you’re working remotely.


Flexible schedules? Various job options based on your skills and personal interests? High initial salary? If you answered yes, then what are you waiting for? It’s time to start working remotely!

Finding entry-level remote jobs may seem like a challenging task, but when you take a closer look, it’s much more achievable than you think.

1. Use Remote Job Websites:

Job boards are one of the first places to check.

Here are some examples:




2. Prepare an Elevator Pitch:

While tracking job listings and compiling a portfolio are critical parts of a remote job search, sometimes opportunities present themselves when you least expect them. You never know when you’ll come face to face with the person who can connect you with your dream remote job, so you NEED to have something to say when that moment comes!

Keep it brief and sweet. Talk about your previous work experience, why you’d be a great asset, add a couple of fun facts about yourself, and boom, a perfect pitch.

3. Cover Letter & Resume:

Since you’re new to remote work, it’s essential to write a personalized cover letter when applying for a job. Take the time to research the company or client you’re applying to, observe any trends in their projects or even problem areas (what could they be doing more?), and make sure to include those observations in your letter. You can even mention a personal experience you’ve had with the company. The more original, the better.

When it comes to your resume, it should meet the same high standards as if you were applying to spend the rest of your life in that office. The good news is that there are plenty of free resume templates that will meet those standards for you, giving you one less thing to spend your creative energy on. There are so many free templates online!

4. Remote Presentation:

Interacting remotely is a whole different story from in-person communication, and you’ll put yourself in a good position to find a remote job (and excel once you get there) if you feel comfortable interacting online.

Familiarize yourself with the chat platform your potential employer uses to avoid technical errors during the interview process.


If you’ve reached this point, you’ve arrived at the part where we can introduce ourselves. Hello! We are ATHENAWORKS, a company with diverse and entirely remote engineering teams. We strive to push boundaries to make a global impact and fight for justice in the technology industry.
For more information about us and what we do, visit our website (maybe you’ll find your dream remote job with us!)

Working remotely and communicating remotely isn’t any harder or more complex than any other job; it’s just different. The same can be said for getting a remote job. The job application isn’t more difficult; it’s just a little different. If you immerse yourself in the remote community and show passion for your work, you’ll undoubtedly stand out among other remote job seekers.

Good luck in getting your dream remote job!