My first remote job


Your first remote job will be a challenge. In addition to the typical uncertainties of working, confirming that you are qualified to perform your duties, and getting to know your coworkers, a new variable has been added in the last few years: working remotely. Working remotely has been an even bigger challenge for many people entering the labor market for the first time, but here are some recommendations so you can face and adapt to this situation.

There are people who prefer remote work because they are better able to focus on their work and can spend less energy on social relations. However, for others, this could cause anxiety and loneliness. Whatever your case may be, we recommend that you work on your relationships with your coworkers from the beginning, because, in the long run, these will be fundamental for you. You can use the communication tools provided by your employer, always respecting others' schedules and encouraging, as often as possible, visual contact through video calls.

Studies show that working remotely can increase worker productivity and reduce stress, because employees can work in a comfortable environment, with more flexible schedules and a better work/family balance. But there is the risk of not being able to disconnect. In this sense, we recommend that you establish a work routine that respects your schedules of work, rest, meals, etc. As stated earlier, working remotely can improve work/family balance, giving more free time to you and your family. This can also help you disconnect and reduce job-related stress.

Another issue to keep in mind is your workspace. How you organize your space can allow you to be more productive or, conversely, more easily distractable. Having a space separate from other areas of your house will help you work. Make an effort to keep your workspace clean, clear, and peaceful.

Finally, we encourage you to share hour experience with your coworkers or other friends who find themselves in a similar situation. This will help you identify areas where you can improve and give you the tools to do so. If you feel negatively about remote work, know that you are not alone, and above all, that there are resources to help you endure it.