Sourcing work for Latin professionals
These days one can offer professional services in the US using a platform that helps Latin American professionals to access job opportunities abroad, by working remotely. During the pandemic, we have changed, employers have changed, and the work itself has changed! As per a survey by HR consultancy Mercer, 83% of employers in Latin America will continue to work remotely, after the pandemic is under control. Additionally, in USA, 80% of companies maintain operations under similar conditions and companies assimilate the new labor paradigms, opening a great opportunity for those working virtually.
Programming professionals dedicated to software development have witnessed a demand growth due to the Work from Home phenomenon, and can find offers from around the world, just a click away. But how to get these jobs? This growth of remote job opportunities enabled experts to develop tools to help people understand this way of working. One is Torre, the star of Shark Tank, the reality show of the Sony channel. Alexander Torrenegra, a Colombian facilitated the meeting between North American employers and Latin American talent, by creating Torre, a platform in which Latin talents can access job offers beyond borders, facilitate payments in international currency and by expanding the labor market. With over a million prospective employees registered in a year since inception, Torre makes use of Artificial Intelligence to comb through successful recruits and present data profiles for each professional.
Minimum infrastructure needed
To work from anywhere, a reliable internet connection, a computer and platforms like Torre, enough opportunities exist as per level of income, skills, and the professional culture ability. Users apply for full-time or freelance jobs, or an internship. At Torre, a profile is created with the “professional genome” of each person.
Have structure and organizational back-up
Offering services in a company located in a different country, requires planning, due to time-zone differences. Acquiring responsibility over a distance, demands organizational skills, ability and responsibility for task completion as scheduled. With a structure and complying with specific time-lines, you guarantee success, with better opportunities on remote work management platforms.
Master other languages
If working for companies in USA, a good command of English is absolute necessity. This will easily facilitate communication with employers with the possibility of having decent job offers. The constant practice and knowledge of other languages will be of vital importance in obtaining better jobs in different countries.
Acquire new skills
Remote workers are usually self-taught and very curious, seeking to overcome daily obstacles and challenges and nurture curriculum, to attract various global companies looking for talented remote talent. Many online learning platforms now facilitate acquisition of new tools to diversify skills offered on Torre-like search sites.
Use of technological tools
To organize work output and income received, various digital platforms make remote work more efficient. Anyone working online can utilize the range of existing tools on the internet which remains a fundamental tool of remote workers. Being technology-savvy, is essential as many employers give access to workspaces such as Calendly, Drive, Slack, among others.
The pandemic has erased major borders when it comes to employment and working, especially for professions that concentrate on use of the computer, like programming and software development. The world has opened up, with the possibility of moving to Latin America, but still working for the US and getting paid in dollars.