6 Personal Qualities You Can't Do Without When Working Remotely

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More and more companies are hiring remote workers. Based on the analysis of dozens of vacancies, we have identified common qualities that employers require. Check if you have all of them? If yes, you will become a desirable employee. If not, we will tell you how to acquire them.

Attention

This quality is found in most vacancies for remote work. It is logical, because a remote worker has to read a lot of instructions. If he is inattentive, he will do the job wrong. Time will have to be spent on revisions and follow-up checks. This isn't beneficial to the employer.

To develop attentiveness, train yourself to read texts thoughtfully. Don't run through them with your eyes, but carefully read every word and get into the meaning of the task. When working remotely, most of the tasks will be given in the form of texts describing what needs to be done.

Before submitting the work, read the assignment again and make sure everything is done correctly. The habit of controlling everything and double-checking will come in handy when working remotely.

As you walk around, take note of what's going on around you. Who passed by you, what cars passed by, remember their license plate numbers. All this will develop attentiveness.

Use other techniques to train this quality. They can be found in books on psychology and personal development.

Competent Writing

When working remotely, there is not as much communication between employees as in the office. You can't talk to your boss informally, cross paths with him at lunch and so on. Often you don't even see him, but only communicate via work chat. This creates difficulties in communication.

That is why it is important to learn how to express your thoughts in written form competently and logically. So that the manager could quickly understand what you need. He will judge you by your written speech. The way you state your thoughts will form an impression of your level of professionalism.

Discipline

In the case of remote work this quality is one of the most important. Usually, remote work is done in CRM systems, and there is a record of the deadline for each task and the fact of its failure. If an employee regularly does projects late, they are usually penalized. They may reduce their bonus or even fire them. That's why it's important to do everything on time.

Here's how to develop discipline:

  • Allocate work hours, even if you toil at home. Explain to your loved ones that you are "out" during these hours and should not be disturbed. Don't take care of personal business during work hours.
  • Create an "office" for yourself. This does not have to be a separate room. You can use as a "study" an insulated balcony, a cozy nook in the apartment and even part of the kitchen, if you have it large enough. In the "office" arrange a working environment that will set up for efficient work.
  • It's useful to put a clock in the line of sight and keep track of time. The computer also has a timer, but it's not as handy.
  • Keep timekeeping. Record on paper when you start a task and when you finish it, as well as the time you spend on different things (tea, snacks, lunch, calls, and others). This is very disciplined, especially when you see that half to 2/3 of the time may not be spent on work at all.

The Ability to Concentrate

This quality increases productivity. While performing the tasks it's important not to get distracted, not to get lost and not to lose your mind. Finish everything to the end, even if the project is voluminous and requires time to implement.

Here's how to improve your ability to concentrate:

  • Train yourself to do tasks without interruptions. For example, if you need to write a large text, don't start it before lunch. So you won't leave an unfinished article and get distracted by food later. It is better in this case to do something simple before the break, and after – to proceed to the material.
  • Try not to watch YouTube, bet via 20Bet, or hang out on social media while you work. It's distracting.
  • Work in silence. Any extraneous sounds can be confusing and confuse your thoughts. Don't listen to music with headphones on.

Independence

In the case of remote work, it's a quality that allows you to increase your productivity. If you don't understand something or don't know something, you often can't get quick help from your colleagues. Because they aren't within reach.

It's important to be able to search for information on the Internet on your own, to understand it, and to find solutions to your problems online. Get used to trying to solve the problem yourself first, and then ask your manager or colleagues what to do.

Attention to Detail

Creates a positive impression of you as a remote employee. Even if your work isn't related to texts:

  • Train yourself to write beautifully.
  • Split texts into paragraphs.
  • Make lists.
  • Put points and commas.
  • Avoid spelling mistakes.
  • Properly name documents.
  • Hand in work in correct formats.

All of this will improve the way management treats you.


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