Remote Work Blog

Advice and Guidance on Going Remote

    Become a Lifelong Learner & Supercharge Your Remote Career

    “Your ability to expand your mind and strive for lifelong learning is critical to your success. By dedicating yourself to learning, you can get ahead in every aspect of your life. All it takes is a commitment.” – Brian Tracy

    As a lifelong learner, you’re always enhancing your understanding of the world around you and in turn opening yourself up to more and better opportunities – particularly when it comes your professional career.

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock (we hope not!), there’s no doubt you would have noticed the huge rise in online training in recent years. In fact, bite-sized online classes have become the future of affordable, accessible education.

    Everyone is looking for work flexibility nowadays. No matter where you are in your remote career journey, learning a new skill or brushing up on your existing skills can help set you apart from the hundreds (sometimes thousands) of other job applicants. An online course can give you the edge, get you out of a career rut and change your life.

    But the Internet is a funny place – there’s a lot out there when it comes to online training, but that’s not always a good thing. There are some fantastic courses available (some even free), but there are also a lot of duds.

    We’re committed to always providing our members with quality content (versus quantity) and right now we’re hard at work developing additional learning resources for Go Remote School. But we’re also keen to connect you to the good stuff that’s already out there – why reinvent the wheel right? So we’re hand-picking the best courses we can find from across the web so that you don’t waste countless hours searching for what to learn and where to learn.

    Here are 5 of our top picks you might want to check out before you start applying for remote jobs:

    Interview Skills - Get That Dream Job

    Mimi Hughes is an internationally recognized Communications Coach. In this course, Mimi starts with tips and techniques for building a resume that will get noticed and increase your chances of getting an interview, then coaches you on how to prepare for the interview and get hired.

    The Power of Negotiation - Get What You Want (and Deserve)

    In this course presented by leading behavioral investigator and published author, Vanessa Van Edwards you will learn her never-been-taught-before personal negotiation strategies; powerful techniques you can use for job interviews, client meetings, and in any other situation where understanding the dynamics of negotiation can be helpful.

    Personal Branding for Creative Professionals

    Dorie Clark is a branding expert with an impressive client list, author of “Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imaging Your Future”, and a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. This course is designed for creative professionals. You’ll learn how to build your online and offline brand, polish your presence and present a portfolio. This course will ensure you make a rock solid impression with employers.

    Time Management 101

    Being efficient and productive when you work remotely is extremely important, after all, many employers still think you’re going to goof off when they no longer have eyes on you in the office. Mike Vardy is a ‘productivityist’, an author, blogger, podcaster and speaker. In his course on Time Management, he teaches you the simple strategies and tools for an optimal working style that will best increase your efficiency.

    Master Your People Skills

    Being efficient and productive when you work remotely is extremely important, after all, many employers still think you’re going to goof off when they no longer have eyes on you in the office. Mike Vardy is a ‘productivityist’, an author, blogger, podcaster and speaker. In his course on Time Management, he teaches you the simple strategies and tools for an optimal working style that will best increase your efficiency.

    Be sure to check out the new Learn section on our website where you'll find courses through our very own Go Remote School as well as classes from those we know and love from across the web.


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