Interpreting The Jargons of Remote Job Postings

Interpreting The Jargons of Remote Job Postings

Professional remote job posting writers intentionally use jargon that only remote workers with a significant amount of experience can only understand, this is done to deliberately rule out unlikely candidates just by using an intimidating title on their remote job postings. That being said, you can also use it to your advantage by learning what these jargons mean so that you can filter out the jobs that you don’t like and that aren’t relevant to you. Use this article as a guide for the next time that you are remote job hunting so you can say yes or no faster to the jobs you do and don’t like.

What Experience Mean

Unlike a traditional job posting that would look at your resume for your degree, work experience, and the credentials you have, what experience means in a remote job posting is what specific tasks you can do that you have done before. Having on your resume something like “WordPress training” isn’t going to cut it, you must have experience with designing and deploying WordPress websites, so on your resume, it would be more effective if you would put there “3 years of designing and deploying WordPress website”. Also, remote worker hunters would be more interested if you would send them a link to a portfolio of all your previous projects.

What is a Multitasker?

This one is obvious enough and, to be honest, not a jargon. Companies that hire remote workers tend to have limited budgets. As a result, they would want the remote workers they would hire to be able to perform a wide array of tasks to save on the cost of hiring remote workers for each task. Naturally, it would help you get the job if you put in your resume how you can be a Swiss army knife of a worker that is willing to learn and tackle even tasks you haven’t experienced before.

Being a Team Player

Two is better than one; this can’t be more true when applied to work, a remote worker that can easily be able to collaborate with other remote worker is an asset for the company because it multiplies the power of their remote workers through collaboration, this also saves them time and money because they don’t have to send you on expensive training and courses which not only cost money but time as well. It would please the employer if you change the pronouns you use in your profile to describe your achievements. For example, using the word “we” rather than “I” and using “our” rather than “my” this would give the employer the sense that you are indeed a team player.

Self-starter

The best part of being able to work remotely is that you can set your work hours and you decide where you work. But the catch is that you would work without your coworkers around, so when a problem comes up, you should be able to solve it with minimal to no assistance at all. Companies would find it a delight if you explained in your profile how you can achieve success even if you work by your own, how you took a risk and how massively it paid off, how you crafted your solution without asking help from others, and how good you are as a leader of a team.

Interpreting The Jargons of Remote Job Postings

What Do They Mean By Rockstar?

Along with other words like Wizard, Guru, Jedi, or Ninja attached to a job title; these are only indications that the company is modern and contemporary and gives the impression that it is a cool place to work in. To get the attention of companies that look for Rockstar remote workers, you must be able to make the impression that you are incredibly motivated, and you don’t mind working long hours and on weekends.

Flexible

This one is also obvious enough we think, but in remote working terms, it simply means being able to quickly find time whenever problems arise and need to be solved. This also means that you would want to sacrifice the schedule of your work hours from time to time to attend to the issues that the company faces.

Can Work Well Under Pressure

The job posting that states that you must be able to work well under pressure requires remote workers that don’t wait around and immediately jump into problems as soon as they come in. These are people also that don’t mind completing rushed, last-minute work and clock in more than 8 hours per day, including the weekends. Even though working remotely does exempt you from the chaos in a typical busy office, it can be replaced by the constant bombardment of emails, calls, and a barrage of instant messages that could just as quickly give you stress.

Founder, Editor-In-Chief // A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, ICANN, and Raytheon. A mentor at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Entrepreneur School, Dr. David Choi. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; and invested in some. // Let's Connect: john@lastartups.com

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