The Job Hunting Podcast - a podcast for well-informed job hunters

138 - How to work online, remain productive, and connect with people.

June 13, 2022

I am always giving my clients tips on how to work online. Here are the key complaints I hear from clients and friends:

  • It's hard to connect with people
  • It's hard to keep productive
  • It's lonely, and 
  • There's a tendency to work too much

But, working online is now the main aspect of white-collar working life. Many office workers who, pre-pandemic, had to commute to work now can work remotely. Even if they go back to the office, you may find it empty, and most of the work you do is still in front of the computer anyway. So for transitional office-based companies, virtual companies, working for yourself, or job hunting, I hope you will find these tips helpful.


  • 7:43 - Be ruthless with emails
  • 12:13 - GIFs and Emojis are fine
  • 14:31 - Videos and voice messages are your friend
  • 16:18 - Look good on video
  • 20:24 - Create fun traditions and opportunities working online
  • 21:37 - Have at least two monitors
  • 22:33 - Find time during the week to have real coffee with a colleague or a walking meeting.

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Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 


Host: Renata Bernarde

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