Millennials, when you think about your dream job, what does it entail? Do you see yourself wearing expensive dress attire and working on the top floor of a high-rise building downtown? Do you see yourself completing your daily responsibilities in a laid back office environment? Or, do you see yourself rolling out of bed in the morning, firing up your laptop and working in your pajamas? I know, I know, not all people who work remotely stay in their PJ's every day, but indulge me a little.
Working remotely has become increasingly popular over the last few years. This is in part due to advancements and innovations in technology. Employees are able to connect with each other using email, instant messaging, texting, video conferencing and more.
For my day job, I work at an office and I really enjoy that! I love the atmosphere and interacting with my coworkers every day. I'm not sure if having a remote position would ever interest me, but if working from home interests you, you'll be happy to know that the following positions are available on Remote.co. Note that all of these listings are active, so if you see one that catches your eye, get your cover letter and resume ready!
- Editor - Like reading? Have a knack for writing? This position might be for you.
- Genetic Counselor - "If I were an enzyme, I'd be DNA helicase so I could unzip your genes."
- Assistant General Counsel - Disclaimer: this position deals with Medicare/Medicaid. Applying will not turn you into a member of the Keating Five.
- Trending Arts Writer - Are you in the ~*know*~ on the latest and greatest ~*artsy*~ stuff? Or are you a big fan of the entertainment world and you want to write about it? Ding, ding, ding - here's a job for you.
- Bookkeeper - If "organized" is your middle name, you would totally rock this job.
- Head of Marketing and Public Relations - "Here's the wind up...and the PR pitch!" In all seriousness, this position deals with promoting virtual reality (VR), so it's actually pretty sweet.
- Disease Management Nurse - Nurses rule! If you're a registered nurse, bless your heart! If you're a registered nurse that wants to work from home, this job could be yours.
- Business Development Director - If you're a people person and you know how to really sell yourself/your company, you'd enjoy this job.
- Tax Filing Specialist - For someone like me who isn't a fan of math, this job would be taxing. Ha! Get it?!
- Internal Communications Supervisor - Communicate with people about communicating to other people and what your means of communication should be!
- Virtual Travel Counselor - Live vicariously through others as you help them book their dream vacation!
- Talent Sourcing Specialist - If HR and recruiting is up your alley, you can do it from home with this position. Guess that means you make your own office rules like setting the dress code and determining when lunch hour is.
- Community Moderator - Making sure people are behaving themselves in online communities is becoming increasingly important. In this role, you'd monitor content and handle customer service issues via email.
- Sales Manager - I'm trying to think of something I could say to really SELL you on this position...but I've got nothing! Sales isn't my forte, but maybe it's yours!
- Mortgage Writer - Like talking about home financing and everything that comes along with it? This could be a great writing gig for you.
- Executive Assistant - Some might think being an Executive Assistant looks like this: print, file, copy, file, email, print, file, copy, file....repeat. Well, that covers some responsibilities, but there are more. Use your organization and planning skills in this position.
- Police Audio Transcriptionist - You have the right to remain silent...and you probably should do more listening than talking in this role.
If working remotely is something that you want to explore and it's a direction you want to take in your career path, you should definitely check out these opportunities. You'll most likely use a lot of web-based tools to help you with instant messaging, project management and team collaboration. Plus, having a phone and being able to participate in conference calls or calls with customers/clients will be something that you'll probably have to do on a daily basis.
Would you ever work from home? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.