3 skills you need for any remote job

If you are working remotely or aspiring to, there are some skills you need regardless of the job. Be it, design, software development, or marketing, this is a list of things you need:


English

In a company spread around the globe, English is the main language used to communicate. Writing this blog in English, even if it’s our third language in Morocco, is intentional. You’ll need it to work remotely in any domain!

In Morocco, we teach people French given it’s our second language. English is not taught well in schools and you probably need to learn it on your own.

But, to get this straight from the start: Never, ever, rely on schools to teach you everything you need to know. Especially in this fast-paced world. With the Internet, you can learn anything you want to.

Writing

People usually underestimate the power of writing, but it’s very important. Just grab a new page and try to explain your idea using words. You’ll find it hard to explain things when you don’t have your body language working with you. And even if you spend a lot of time writing, there is always room for improvement! All this to say, writing is an always evolving art you get better at by doing it over and over again.

Writing will be your main communication tool in a remote company. You’ll use it to communicate with your co-workers, share your ideas, present your work, and everything else. Be sure to practice it.

Organization

Our third item on the list: Organization. It includes your personal life, your work environment, your communications…

Working from an office makes you abide by some rules. For example, no folders on your desktop, no mugs with coffee from yesterday… When working remotely, you’re working from home. And if you’re not organized, things can get messy.

This is only an example of things that will shift in your environment. Others include setting up a company and dealing with monthly invoices, taxes…


That’s it! Those are the necessary things you need for any remote job. Then, each job will have its own requirements of course.

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Ahmed

Howdy 👋, I’m Ahmed from Morocco and I build things using code, a.k.a a Software Engineer. I hold an electrical engineering degree and I’m a self taught software developer. I figured out my love for building things when I started my first online business at the age of 17. I blog at elazzabi.com and remote.ma.

6 Comments

  1. first fall thanks for this articals , so please can you give me an adivce how to improve my English Conversation and wrting .

    Thanks .

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    1. We’ll talk about this in our upcoming ebook getthatremotejob.com. Make sure to subscribe in order to get it once ready.

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