How has job hunting changed in the age of remote work?
Working from home was an adjustment and interviewing and job hunting from a distance will be as well.
When remote work became the norm in 2020, employers and employees alike worked diligently to try to figure out how to make the best of the situation by streamlining processes and keeping up communications. But one wrinkle in the remote work process that wasn’t always considered was the job-hunting process.
With the days of the in-person interview largely in the rearview mirror, both candidates and job posters alike must pivot to make the process work remotely.. With that in mind, let’s explore how the process of looking for a new role has transformed over the last few years and what we can learn from it.
Increased accessibility for employees of all kinds
Though the pandemic brought countless challenges to how businesses function, there are a couple of positives that can be drawn out as they apply to the process of the job hunt. First, the remote interview process allows employees that are living with physical disabilities to have equal footing. The Office for National Statistics in the United Kingdom reports that people with disabilities are 28% less likely to be employed than those that do not. Concerning stats like this help see the value that comes with remote job hunts for all involved.
Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content.Sign up today
Already a member? Log in here.
Learn more about Ragan Insider.