To everyone who is unemployed or looking for their first job right now:
- First, find a job that allows you to pay the bills and learn in-demand skills
- Apply to high-paying remote jobs, but see those as a long-term game
Please prioritize your well-being and mental health during the process!
This is especially important for all juniors, students, graduates, and career changers that have messaged me.
I must be honest with you, getting a high-paying remote job requires you to have gained significant experience before that. It is a very competitive process.
The Right Way To Climb Your Career Ladder
I recommend you to:
- Get your first job at a local company to gain experience (yes, going to the office sucks, and low wages suck too, I know).
- Keep applying and interviewing for remote jobs on the side.
- Learn what you're missing, and hone those skills.
- Eventually, you'll get offers for remote positions. Accept one, even if the salary isn't stellar, it will be a stepping stone.
- Keep honing your skills applying. You can get pickier as you grow.
- Eventually, you'll get better offers, and from more interesting companies.
You learn and you earn.
In. That. Order.
Remember this while you're putting in the effort and while you're working a grinding job. It will get better, just allow yourself the time to upskill and get there.
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