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How to succeed at your remote job

While talent will always be the driving force of your success, there are soft skills and intrinsic values that can take you even further. Your talent will define your value, but these aspects can help ensure that your talent reaches its maximum potential and captures the attention of your team and employers.

Be proactive

Don’t wait for someone to tell you what to do, take initiative and find ways to be productive for the benefit of the company. If you’re not sure what would be productive, ask your manager or a more senior teammate for direction. 

Strive for excellence

It’s your responsibility to perform to the best of your ability. When you’re working remotely, it is also your responsibility to set up a working environment that will best enable you to succeed. Set up a working environment that has minimal distractions and allows you to be productive so you can complete your tasks on time.  

Maintain a positive attitude

Your attitude not only affects your performance but will also rub off on and affect the performance of the people around you. If you notice yourself getting into a bad mood, try taking a small break to refocus and replenish yourself emotionally before coming back to work. 

Be reliable

As a remote worker, it’s your responsibility to make sure that you have the correct equipment and that your equipment is up to date and working properly.  

Be responsible

You are responsible for tracking your work time, especially off-keyboard time. Be accountable for the work that you deliver.

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