Remote working is never an easy job. Working in a firm that exists halfway across the globe or having your own international startup may not be as easy as it sounds. Below are the concrete pointers that indicate that you are ready for a remote work.
You must be willing to work independently. Not having a boss to give you indications is something that is difficult to work without.You must be able to carry out your own decisions and actions and be willing to face the consequences, regardless of them being positive or negative.
You must have clear communication skills. When having a remote job, it might get difficult to express your body language. As such, you should develop a set of organized communication skills.
You must organize the working hours. As mentioned before, not having a boss to work for makes it difficult to manage working hours. You should be willing to do so independently without any supervision.
You should be content with alone time. “If you’re the kind of person who needs to spend a lot of time thinking through things with the support of others, who truly wants to spend all of his time in a heavy teamwork environment, or who can’t imagine going through the day alone, working from home can seem lonely and disconnected,” says Jill Santopietro Panall.