Remote Work Experience
I create content, courses, & coaching programs to help high performers learn a proven process to land legitimate remote jobs & gain freedom & flexibility in their lives. I found my first remote job on Craigslist as a telemarketer in 2013. Surprising, I know, that you could use black market eBay for anything other than awkward encounters with sociopaths. Being a remote telemarketer in 2013 was about as glorious as it seems. I would squeeze in hour-long "call-blitzes" in between a full-time university course load & two other part-time jobs. Little did I know, the remote work movement would become the most impactful cultural phenomenon in my life moving forward. I’m Jordan Carroll & I’ve worked remotely, consistently, upwards of 7 years, for: ↳ A global Fortune 50 tech company with over 400k employees (IBM) ↳ A fully distributed, remote-first travel company with 150 employees (Remote Year) ↳ Multiple other startups with a range of 2-50 employees as well as my own businesses These experiences have given me a unique perspective. What I realized: There’s a learning curve to both finding remote jobs as well as becoming an efficient, high performing remote worker. These aren’t subjects taught in school. So, I set out to educate others. My alter ego as #TheRemoteJobCoach is the result of helping others learn a proven system that’s enabled me to get hired to work remotely as a high performer, without the “traditional application process.” Why? Because remote work fundamentally changed what was possible for me: ↳ Lifestyle It allowed me to build work around a life of travel, inhabiting 15 different countries in 3 years, ultimatley moving to Mexico. It gave me time to pursue hobbies like: video production, Spanish, & stand-up comedy. ↳ Health It gave me the flexibility to prioritize health. I lost 40 lbs & 15% BF in 90 days, quit cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, and started competing in Spartan Races, Tough Mudders, & international marathons. ↳ Relationships It gave me the freedom to meet hundreds of connections on LinkedIn IRL & join communities like: Nomad Cruise, Remote Year, Running Remote, Nomads Giving Back & more.
I think these are 3 important parts to being successful as a remote worker
I'll give you 7! 1. Autonomy - You're proactive in your decision making and don't need people to tell you what to do. 2. Communication - You can encode and decode messages (especially written). 3. Emotional Intelligence - You're empathetic to social dynamics and other people. 4. Digital Proficiency - You don't need to be "technical" but you need to be proficient with computers and tech. 5. Sales (not what you think) - You have to be able to market and sell yourself as the solution. 6. Self Motivation - You don't need external motivation to work hard, it comes from within. 7. Hard Skill - Specific expertise you've learned through experience. This needs to be something you can do from a computer. Via my video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmUob3xUFD4
Here's how I plan to contribute to The Remote Clan
Remote work is changing what's possible for all of us. Interested in remote work but don't know where to start? I can help you accelerate your progress, beat the black hole of rejected resumes, & land a remote job without wasting time sending endless applications. Check out my FREE Remote Job Toolkit: bitly.com/rjcfree Send me a DM to get started finding a legit remote job you love!
Here's what I want to gain from The Remote Clan
I want to connect with like-minded people and also be a potential reference or referral for others if there are partnerships that make sense, mutually. I'm always of a giving mindset and wanting to be valuable to others.
These are the 2 best topics to start off a conversation with me
Basketball or comedy. I'm a huge fan of both! My favorite team is the Boston Celtics and my favorite comedian (right now) is Kyle Dunnigan.