Work From Home Jobs Where You’ll Never Have to Return to the Office

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Work From Home Jobs Where You’ll Never Have to Return to the Office

After two years working from home, many of us have decided we could never return to the office. In fact if the data is to be believed we have decided we don’t even like the jobs we are doing.

The combination of staying home with nothing else to think about and removing the social aspect of our jobs led many people to reflect and remunerate on whether they were happy in their chosen career. This resulted in what is now being called the great resignation of 2021.

While many of us worked on our sour dough starters and rediscovered a love of puzzling, others took the enforced break as an opportunity to reexamine their entire lives, what they were doing and whether or not it made them happy.

The great resignation has rocked the nation and indeed the whole world. Companies are scrambling to reevaluate their offerings to prospective employees and address toxic work culture while workers flock in droves to industries that give them more flexibility, better working conditions and the opportunity to engage with their passions.

Now more than ever the issues of flexibility and working conditions are coming to a head for many companies as the decision to fully open the country this year in the wake of our collective vaccination status has meant that we are finally and, in many cases, fully, returning to the office.

If you’d rather quit than go back into the commuter madness of nine to five, you’re not alone. According to a survey completed by the University of Melbourne almost 70% of Australians who have been working from home don’t want to return to the office.

What if you never had to return to the office? If you’re looking for a new career that will give you the flexibility you’ve become accustomed to, then check out this list of remote careers.

Virtual Assistant

Becoming a virtual assistant is one of the sure fire ways to remain working from home forever. It’s literally in the job title virtual assistant.  On top of that, it’s generally a very flexible job, with VAs usually being able to choose which hours they work and when they work. Being a virtual assistant can include all kinds of tasks depending on who you work for and what you specialise in.

Being a VA could mean managing your client’s inbox, responding to emails, booking their appointments, managing their schedules, organising their meetings or even scheduling their social media posts.

What do you need to become a VA?

There are no fast and hard rules about what you require to work as a VA but generally speaking a virtual assistant is similar to an executive assistant. You’ll need a sound understanding of the administrative tasks involved in running a business.

The best course for this would be the Certificate III in Business with a specialisation in administration. This course will teach you great general business skills such as effective communication in the workplace and critical thinking in a team environment. But it will also provide you with business administration specific skills that will help you be an effective virtual assistant including how to;

  • Use digital technologies to communicate in a work environment
  • Write simple documents
  • Organise personal work priorities
  • Process financial transactions
  • Maintain business resources
  • Organise schedules
  • Handle receipt and dispatch of information

Being a Virtual Assistant or VA is best suited to hyper organised people, with excellent attention to detail and the ability to anticipate needs. If this sounds like your next career path, you can check out the course here or arrange to have a chat with one of our course advisors here.

Social Media Manager

With how much time the average person spends scrolling on their phone it should come as no surprise that social media managers are in high demand. Social media can be one of the most effective and the cheapest marketing activities a company can invest in, achieving reach, brand recognition, authority and loyalty all in one place.

Social Media Managers usually have extremely flexible working conditions, it’s almost always work from home and if you work for yourself as many social media managers do, then you’ll pick and choose the clients you work with and what your schedule looks like.

Social Media Managers often also complete some content creation, social media strategy and planning, community engagement and management and social media marketing.

How do you become a Social Media Manager?

While there is no required course to work as a social media manager, this is a marketing and communication role at its core, so an understanding of basic marketing is key. The course that will help you to excel as a social media manager is Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication. This course will give you all the necessary skills to execute a marketing plan and apply marketing strategies to social media.

In this course you will learn how to;

  • Make presentations
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Undertake marketing activities
  • Analyse consumer behavior
  • Develop and apply knowledge of communications industry
  • Write complex documents
  • Assess marketing opportunities
  • Apply business risk management processes
  • Implement customer service strategies
  • Develop personal work priorities
  • Build and maintain business relationships
  • Promote products and services

Social Media management is a field where you need to be very well organised, you will be responsible for all scheduled social media posts, community management and campaigns. So, keeping a running content calendar is going to help you keep track of upcoming promotional opportunities, content pillars and special events.

You’ll need to be a lifelong learner because social media and digital marketing change rapidly. Already this year there have multiple updates to Instagram, Facebook and Tik Tok and each one affects how you would plan and distribute content for your clients.

If you think social media might be the right career choice for you, you can check out the course here or arrange to get in touch with us to discuss your options.

Customer Service Representative

The pandemic has been tough and one of the few good things to come out of it is the flexible working conditions that many companies are now offering their workers. Only a few years ago, a customer service representative or call centre operator would never have dreamed of being able to work from home but that has all changed now.

Customer service operatives, or more commonly called call centre operators are the people who assist you with enquiries about a company’s services or products. They also often handle issues or complaints.

How do you become a customer service representative?

The best course to do is the Certificate III in Business with a specialisation in Customer Engagement. As well as teaching you general skills such as effective workplace communication and critical thinking in an office setting. You will also learn specialised skills in dealing with customers. In this course you will learn how to:

  • Use digital technologies to communicate in a work environment
  • Write simple documents
  • Organise personal work priorities
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Process customer complaints
  • Assist with customer difficulties
  • Advise on products and services

If you’re interested in knowing more about this course, you can check it out here or arrange to discuss your options with one of our course advisors here.

SEO Copywriter

Do you have a way with words? If you’ve always enjoyed writing and you are able to spin a story to explain, entertain and provide value to the reader then you might make a good SEO Copywriter. This is a position that is often completed freelance and remote, making it a great choice for anyone not interested in returning to an office setting.

SEO Copywriters need to be able to write to a deadline, completing long form, often educational or instructional articles that target the keywords searched relating to the client’s company.

For example, if your client had a dog jumpers business you might want to create blogs that target keywords such as dog coverings, dog sweater, dog jumper and these target blogs might take the form of lists such as ten best gifts for the dog lovers in your life.

What do you need to become a SEO Copywriter?

The best course to do in order to become an SEO Copywriter is the Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication. This course will cover all the basics of communication that should help you to be an effective SEO Copywriter.

If you’re thinking about a career that will mean you never have to return to the office again and you’d like some help weighing your options get in touch with us. Our expert course advisors will be able to assist you with finding the right course for your career change.

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