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Get confident with remote tech tools: our mini guide

You’ve decided that you’d love to ditch the commute and find a remote job, but there’s just one problem. You’ve never used any of the ‘tech tools’ used by remote teams – in fact, the very thought of joining a video conference fills you with dread. Fear not! You’re in the right place. Our Mini Guide will get you up to speed, introducing commonly-used tools like Slack, Trello and more.

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Tech tools for remote teams

Most remote teams rely on tools such as virtual office software and video conferencing. Choosing the right tools can be tricky, but getting it right can make a huge difference to how well your remote team works together. Our quick guide introduces some key tools, and shares the examples from other fully remote companies.

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Introducing Slack

New to Slack? It’s a team communications tool used by lots of remote teams to keep in touch and share work. These two short videos will get you started, giving you an overview and showing Slack in action.

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Our remote working FAQ

What type of jobs can I do remotely? Will working from home affect my career? What are the tax and insurance implications of using my home as an office? Will I save money? Read on: we’ve got all your remote-work questions covered.

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Is remote working right for me? Six traits you’ll need

Not sure if remote working is right for you? We’ve listed the six traits we think all remote workers need. Don’t worry if you don’t shine in all areas. It’s useful to be aware of your strengths and the areas you find challenging, so that you can consider these as you plan your remote career.

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How to making the most of career coaching

We interview leading coach Servane Mouazan, CEO of social enterprise Ogunte. Servane shares her tips on finding a career coach who’s right for you, and making the most of the coaching process.

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Video conferencing for better communications

Michael Geller of Blue Jeans gives a quick explanation of how video conferencing helps build relationships with clients and customers. We think some face-to-face time is great for remote teams too, helping to build connections and clarify issues.

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