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Excuses to Work Remotely: Top 6 Reasons

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Workers have different excuses to work remotely. However, in this post, we will not focus on that. We'll take a look at the exact opposite scenario - what people say if they want to avoid growing in their careers.

Finding a job is the hardest part of working. People experience situations of difficulties while navigating job boards all the time. Why is this happening?

Shouldn't the process be simple and straightforward? After all, you want to find a job with strict rules, goals, and tasks. Why doesn't finding a job have the same strict rules and plans?

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In this article, I'll answer these questions as thoroughly as possible and explain why you might struggle with landing your dream freelancing position.

1. "Finding a job online is very hard, as most opportunities online are just scams."

It is a fact that scam jobs exist. It is also true that scam jobs exist online and in real life. If a person decides to be dishonest and mislead others for personal gain, the platform doesn't matter. Scammers can find you in person, or they can find you online.

There is no particular reason to believe all jobs are scams. I agree that the amount of scams online is immense lately, but the explanation is that you are on the global market. More opportunities - more fake offers, more legit ones. The numbers are different, but the proportion is the same.

2. "I lack the qualifications to start a job online."

That's a good excuse. Online you can find offers for people with various qualifications. Even jobs with no necessary experience exist. It's up to you whether you want to spend time digging and searching around to find what you're looking for.

Even if you don't have the skills for a job, it doesn't mean you can't learn them. If a job particularly appeals to you, and you want to work it for a long time, it's worth investing time in improving your knowledge in the field.

You can also take some courses related to the position you're interested in. Step forward to learn and develop your knowledge, even if your skills do not match the job. Education is always a good use of time, and you might realize later that you can use your qualifications unexpectedly.

3. "I want to find a job, but I got rejected on all offers I applied to."

This is a common issue. It is expected that you will not be successful on the first try. The reasons can differ - a lot of competition, an inappropriate job for your level, or insufficient effort put into the application process.

Whatever it is, you can learn from the experience, grow, and improve the next time you apply. Rejections happen. They are real. They are unpleasant. But they are not the reason to give up. You will get rejected in life, not only on a job application. You can experience it in your personal life or any other area of life.

The best thing you can do is to keep trying. As frustrating as it might be, one day, when you have your dream job and living your dream lifestyle, you will laugh at your uncertainty about continuing back then.

4. "I'm not sure what job I want to work."

It's not uncommon to feel uncertainty regarding the career path you want to take. The variety is significant. Many positions may only partially cover your preferences and qualifications. If you want to be able to create a lifestyle you enjoy, you will need to keep searching.

Read the job descriptions and daily tasks that need to be performed. That can inspire or motivate you if you discover job duties you love. Start small by uncovering your strengths and stuff you enjoy doing daily.

Once you have a clear idea about your preferred activities compared to the job availability, you can start selecting particular positions to apply. The process requires a lot of patience and persistence, but once you are on the right track, you will become quicker in finding what you need.

5. "I don't want a job that is less than I desire."

Many people would prefer to accept a job ticking all of their checkboxes. It's tempting to stay in your current situation and only take action if a job is extraordinary and exciting. You got used to the habit of not working, and it's hard to get out of this and initiate the search.

If your criteria are too high for a job, it usually means one thing: You just don't want to work. A person who wants to find a job always finds one. It might be challenging, but it's not impossible. If any position in the world is less than you desire, the harsh truth is that you just don't like working.

A shift in mindset is required to get back to the work market. Find your reasons to start working and enjoy the benefits a job can provide. Depending on the way you see it, a job can be a prison, or it can be your freedom. How do you view work?

6. "I'm waiting to hear from an employer I applied to."

Yes, you must wait to see the results in many situations during your job hunt. You applied for an opportunity, but the result is known one or two weeks later.

Waiting on something uncertain is not a winning strategy. I advise applying to as many offers as possible, provided that they don't require any commitment for starting or deadlines for completion. If the employer wants you to commit your time, you can still organize the projects you apply to based on your chosen dates.

This organization requires more advanced time management skills, but it's worth it if you don't want to waste your precious time waiting for a manager to reply.

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I will never get tired of repeating this: Finding a job is a process, not a one-time task. It requires preparation, the proper mindset, and the will to keep searching. It contains different steps for different people because we are all different, and we aim at our personal goals and beliefs.

Waiting for something during a job search will rarely get you somewhere. It only slows down the process and might even make you more frustrated. The simplest way to put it: If you want to find a job, just keep searching.

Do you know any excuses to work remotely that you can share with us? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Number 2 is definitely the one that I struggled with (and sometimes still struggle with) the most...Imposter syndrome is definitely real!

  2. All of these examples are true, some even for me. Thank you for sharing this. It opened my eyes to excuse we tend to make to avoid doing what we know is best for us.

  3. As a remote worker and freelancer myself I have to say that my no 1 reason that is still pointing me to the real on-site job in a company is uncertainty.


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