It’s no secret that technology is dramatically changing our world. In particular, it has reshaped the modern workplace and the way people choose to work.
The proliferation of high-speed Internet and the affordability of laptops have combined to fuel the growing trend of digital nomads — people who rarely, if ever, set foot in an office cubicle. Instead, they work from wherever they want, whenever they want, and, for some, as many or as few hours as they want.
“Remote job opportunities and digital nomad positions are definitely something we’ve seen growing over the last five to 10 years,” said Brie Reynolds, senior career specialist at FlexJobs, a site that lists thousands of such opportunities. “But really in the last five years, it’s become even more of an option for more people because the technology is so much better now and high speed internet is more accessible. Those kinds of forces really have transformed the way we work and where we work from.”
Given the freedom and flexibility that comes with digital nomad employment, Reynolds and other industry experts say these positions also make great summer jobs. Who doesn’t want to earn some cash to boost their bottom line, while still being able to spend quality time at the beach, or travel the globe?
If you’re interested in snagging one of these jobs, be sure to mention on your resume along with your skills whether you have previous experience working independently and remotely, said Reynolds.