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This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.
We have changed, employers have changed, and work itself has changed. According to a survey by recruitment firm Mercer, 83% of employers in Latin America will continue to work remotely after fighting the pandemic. The National Association for Business Economics in the US estimates that 80% of businesses continue to do business under the same conditions.
This implies that companies embrace the new work paradigm and also open up a great opportunity for everyone who works virtually. Professionals involved in programming and software development have already seen a surge in demand thanks to the virtualization of the work day, allowing them to find deals around the world with just one click. But how do you get such jobs?
The growth of remote job openings led experts in the field to develop tools to help people understand this new way of working. One of them is Alexander Torrenegra, investor, Colombian businessman and shark from Shark Tank, Sony Channel's reality show. Torrenegra set out to facilitate the meeting between employers, especially from North America and Latin American talent. In this way, Torre was born, a platform where Latino talent can access job vacancies beyond their borders to ease entry into international currencies and expand the job market.
With more than a million registered people in just over a year since its inception, Torre uses artificial intelligence to generate successful recruits and organize hundreds of data from each professional's profiles.
“All you need to work anywhere is a good internet connection and a computer. In addition, platforms like Torre have opportunities based on income, skills, and even professional culture. At the same time, users can decide whether they are looking for a freelance job, a full-time position or an internship, ”emphasizes the Colombian businessman.
How does it work? At Torre, you simply create a profile with information that boosts each person's "professional genome". This is like any person's work DNA with hundreds of data gathering skills, strengths, weaknesses, and experiences. a much more complete résumé and complete control over applicants. This will serve to create the perfect match between the talent and needs of each company. In addition to the support and service of this platform, other elements must be taken into account in order to work successfully remotely.
Have structure and organization
Offering services in a company in a different country may require more planning as you may have different working hours. The assumption of responsibility from a distance requires a high degree of organization and responsibility for the performance of tasks from the start. By being structured and adhering to the set times, you can not only guarantee more success, but also help to find more and better opportunities for remote work management platforms.
Speak other languages
If you want to work for companies in the US, you must have a good working knowledge of English. This makes communication with employers easier and opens up the possibility of getting better job offers. Constant practice and knowledge of other languages will be an essential aspect of maintaining jobs in different countries.
Acquisition of new skills
“Remote workers are self-taught and curious. They are always looking for new knowledge to overcome everyday obstacles and maintain their curriculum to become more attractive to various global companies looking for remote talent, ”adds Torrenegra. There are currently many online learning platforms that make it easier to acquire new tools that can be used to diversify the skills offered on search sites such as Torre.
Use of technological tools
To organize time and tasks, as well as the income generated, various digital platforms available can be used to make remote work more efficient. A person working online must use the full range of tools available on the internet. This is a fundamental characteristic of remote workers: they are tech-friendly, as many of the employers who can find them get access to workspaces like Slack, Drive, Calendly, etc.
“The pandemic has lifted the boundaries of work, especially for those professions that focus all of their activities on the use of the computer, such as: B. Programming and software development. For them, the world opened up and gave them the opportunity to live in Latin America but, for example, work with the United States to pay in dollars, ”concludes Torrenegra.