Many remote workers find that once they’ve worked from home, they don’t want to return to a traditional job. Working from home can open up new possibilities, including a happier outlook about both home and career.
This week’s FlexJobs success story highlights a veteran remote worker who knew he wanted his next job to be remote. So, Joshua L. targeted his job search by becoming a FlexJobs member and finding a great full-time, remote job as an HTML content producer.
Joshua was hired by Doximity, a private online network and social platform for physicians, where he is putting his technical computer skills to good use. He is one of many subscribers that FlexJobs has helped find job search success.
Higher Productivity Working Remotely
Joshua came to his job search with a keen appreciation for the benefits of remote work. “I had been working remotely in a previous job for about eight years and I wanted to stay remote,” Joshua said. “I am an introvert and I have social anxiety, so I do much better remotely.”
A resident of San Diego, California, Joshua’s full-time, work-from-home job has led to improvements all around, he said, not just at work, but from a broader perspective. “I am much more productive, responsible, reliable and I have a much better quality of life!” Joshua wrote.
Better Quality of Life in a Work-from-Home Setting
Joshua ticked off a list of all the ways his remote tech job has improved his life. “I can be with my dogs and cat and take care of them much better,” he said. “I’ll have more time off. I am making a lot more money. I have less distractions and less stress. I am much more happy! The work-life balance is much better!”
Not least among the remote work benefits Joshua enjoys is a happier outlook. Being in an environment he can control has meant that he’s “no longer depressed,” Joshua wrote. “Work no longer feels like a prison sentence,” he said.
Strategies to Inspire Other Job Seekers
Like many job seekers looking for flexible and remote jobs, Joshua found that he had to buckle down and give serious effort, and time, to finding the right job for him. “It took me a long time and it was full-time work for me, searching through lots of job posting sites,” he said.
In the course of his research, Joshua found that the remote job listings offered him the best options. “FlexJobs is definitely my favorite for remote jobs. Most other sites don’t even have remote as a search option!” As an introvert, Joshua said he’s found a greater comfort level working from home. A remote job, he said, “can be a life saver if you’re an introvert with social anxiety.”
FlexJobs works in partnership with more than 5,500 companies to offer job seekers access to flexible careers in more than 50 fields, including IT and tech.
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