Of course, you can hire someone to help you find a remote job, but it’s the role of a recruitment agency to find applicants with your skills. You should not pay because companies hire recruiters to find the right people for a specific position.
For recruitment agencies, it’s a numbers game. The more people they find who match the essential job criteria, the higher the chance of finding a candidate who successfully gets hired into the job.
In my experience, dealing with these types of companies can be a frustrating experience, so my advice is to be in control of your career.
Learn the common mistakes
There are also a lot of factors at play with the remote job application process. While remote jobs are straightforward to find online, the issue is many job applicants make one or more of the many common mistakes.
At the Remote Hive, we have published 100+ in-depth remote work guides to support you through the process. Most of our content is free, but there are paid digital products to learn in a more structured way.
Hire a remote work coach
There are career and remote job coaches who can work with you one-on-one. It’s essential to find a coach with real testimonials because anyone can say they are a coach nowadays.
You’re looking for someone who has experienced your struggles and found solutions to overcome them.
It’s also vital that you hire a remote job coach you feel comfortable talking to. Make sure you speak with them and have questions ready to ask. If the responses do not fill you with confidence, then move on.
Do they put you at ease? Are they a continuous talker or listen?
Free coaching from the Remote Hive
If one-on-one coaching is not your thing, and you want to learn in your own time, then think about subscribing to the Hive. It’s a free remote work email that shares content to help you secure a remote job.
Alternatively, join my Facebook group, where you can ask questions and chat with other remote job searchers.