Although the idea of working flexibly and remotely sounds like a dream come true to most, it's still super important to find the right position, for the right company.
Passion and a sense of purpose is just as important when working remotely, as it is when working in a traditional office environment, if not more important. Working from home requires self-motivation and drive, something that is harder to muster if you're not happy with the type of work you are doing, or if you're not aligned with the organisation you're working for.
So, how can you ensure you find the position that's right for you?
Write down your ideal role.
There are so many opportunities out there, before you even start looking, make a list of what you'd ideally like to do (think about your prior experience, skills and what you've enjoyed most), and also list out any type of work that you really don't enjoy doing. This will help you stay focused as you start your job-hunt.
Think about the industry you'd like to work in
What do you most enjoy and feel passionate about, what industries or professions are you most excited about? Write this down too and have it at hand while you are looking.
Research the company.
When you reach the stage of applying for roles, and securing interviews. Be sure to research the company's you are applying with. Find out what you can about what they do, their culture and make notes about what you like about the organisation and what else you'd like to know about them (this will help during the interview stage).
The above steps will help you get clarity over what's most important to you, and what you are looking for in a role. Use these lists are preparation to stay focused during your job hunt, and you'll be sure to land a great role with an organisation that you care about.