The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of remote working, but despite the predictions of a revolution, many aspects of this modality are still underestimated, to the point of foreshadowing a new contraction of this formula.
Remote working could offer a unique opportunity for both employers (who can streamline internal arrangements and attract more professionals) and workers (who can improve work-life balance). However, to reap the full benefits of remote working, it is important to overcome challenges and prejudices, promoting a flexible and sustainable culture for all.
What can be done from afar
The human resources company Remote has elaborated an analysis starting from 6 million job advertisements, to draw a picture of the most requested remote jobs. Among the most relevant data, the one concerning web developers e software engineers: already today respectively 31% and 29% of them fill the role with remote jobs.
Extensive use of remote work even for roles in the field real estate, the design, Dell 'architecture and nutrition. And now, in order of percentage, the top 20 remote jobs that emerged from this survey.
Remote jobs, the Top 20
1 - Web Developer (31,39%)
2 - Software Engineer (29,14%)
3 - Translator (22,98%)
4 - Editors (18,22%)
5 - Data Scientist (17,46%)
6 - IT security (16,32%)
7 - Copywriters (14,81%)
8 - Account Managers (13,47%)
9 - Architect (12,38%)
10 - Data Analyst (11,95%)
11 - Project Managers (10,74%)
12 - Marketing Managers (10,64%)
13 - Nutritionist (10,49%)
14 - Graph (10,39%)
15 - Business Development (10,16%)
16 - Public Relations (9,76%)
17 - Recruiter (8,75%)
18 - Producer (8,70%)
19 - Legal Advisor (8,37%)
20 - Lawyer (8,36%)
And now, the dutiful disclaimer
Remote working offers greater flexibility, there's no doubt: even, if you get organised, the possibility of traveling and working abroad. However, if misinterpreted, it can also lead to more stress, loneliness and isolation. It is not my intention to praise remote jobs "ideologically", but certainly to identify the best form for the professional future.
To manage the potential drawbacks, experts recommend having a separate, defined office space to aid concentration. It would also be good to maintain regular contact with colleagues, through video calls but also moments of physical meeting.
Everything else is opportunity. Let's take it.