Becoming a Remote or Hybrid Working Assessor
We often get asked how do I become a work-from-home assessor. When it comes to assessing there are many routes and avenues you can go down. Once you’ve qualified you may be thinking of where you want your career to go after. As there are many avenues, one is definitely a work-from-home position. Many companies are now advertising for remote or hybrid working assessors. So you don’t necessarily have to go freelance on the basis of wanting to work from home.
So what is remote or hybrid working? We’re going to take you through all you need to know about them both. First, let’s take a quick look at freelancing.
If you decide to go the freelance route, the schedule you work at is completely up to you. You get to set the pace, hours you want to work and when. However, this could mean that you’re working for multiple companies at the same time. Freelancing can be a good career move, but you must be extremely motivated and organised to succeed. As a freelancer, you will also be in charge of completing your own invoices and have to do self-assessments for Tax and National Insurance. You can always think about going to an accountant for this, but it’s a huge responsibility and not everyone wants to do that. Remote or hybrid working might be for you.
I think we’ve all seen the effect of remote working when it came to the pandemic. Lots of us had to work remotely, and quite a lot of people enjoyed it. In recent years, employers have switched to online assessments and have them completed remotely through online conference systems like Zoom or Microsoft Teams. There has been quite a shift in employers wanting assessors to be remote or have a mix of hybrid working. Remote working fosters a great mindset. It is not necessary to be in a specific space for the work to be completed successfully. Like any type of working model, there are advantages and disadvantages.
Some benefits of remote working are:
- Flexible working and lifestyle
- Better health and wellness
- A revitalised passion for their work
- Cost savings
- Higher productivity
- Less burnout
- Stronger working relationships
There has been a shift in people believing that the hybrid working model is the best one going into the future. As many workers found they were able to enjoy flexibility, improved performance and new, better forms of collaboration. As the idea of hybrid working is to have a more balanced life between home as well as work. Alternatively for them to have a flexible time schedule. So you can enjoy all things in life, whether it’s big or small.
Doing a quick Google search for remote assessor work brings up a vast variety of jobs from companies looking to hire remote assessors. There is a little bit of research to do, to distinguish which types of jobs are right for you. However, with the likes of Indeed, you’ll have no problem doing that.
I browsed a few of the jobs myself and you can start to see similar themes pop up. Employers want proven experience in the field, so you know what you’re talking about, they also want a qualification in your area of expertise, as well as an assessor qualification or proven to be on an assessor course. Some job roles vary. It really does depend on what you’re looking for. Each company is different and their needs will be too, so it’s extremely important that you read through each job advertisement yourself to see where you may shine and what they are asking of you.
When it comes to hybrid working, a lot of job opportunities are also advertised. Similarly to remote work, there are a variety of different assessor roles available. The roles also vary, some may have a set day to come in for. There could also be some benefits like a company car for example. But again, it’s important you read through each job advert to know what they want. They may want other qualifications from you depending on the job role.