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This post comes from the partner site FlexJobs.
Welcome to our Work From Home Q&A series. You ask a remote working question that is answered by a guest expert. Below is how to ask your own question.
This week's question comes from Joe:
"I'm starting to find remote jobs now. Have you wondered which online jobs are in demand during the pandemic?"
Remote job openings have increased by at least 25% in some areas
The good news is that according to the job listing data at FlexJobs, the remote job market has grown steadily during the pandemic. The number of remote vacancies increased by 10% in June compared to May and by 7% in May compared to April.
Some of the most common remote jobs currently in use are in areas such as customer service, sales, software development, education and training, accounting and finance, customer service, account management, project management, and medicine and health.
In examining which fields grew significantly during the pandemic, we found that all fields have seen remote vacancies increase by at least 25% since March:
- Therapy and mental health
- Mortgage and real estate
- System and database administration
- Call center
- K-12 Education and Online Classes
- Accounting and finance
To get a remote job, the first thing you need to do is decide which job or jobs you are most interested in and what tasks are suitable for you. Think about the types of skills and experiences you've had in your career so far, and how they might translate into a similar job, or perhaps something else.
I am a career development manager and coach at FlexJobs, where I help people find flexible work, including remote, part-time and freelance jobs. Before joining FlexJobs in 2010, I was a career advisor for students and alumni. I have a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management and I am a certified advanced resume writer.
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