According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Gen Z represents over 20% of the US population, and by 2030, is projected to account for 30% of the US workforce.
As a growing pool of Gen Z candidates enter a workforce shaped by the pandemic, work-life balance and job flexibility remain top priorities. In fact, 72% say they view work flexibility as more important than company culture (49%), employee discounts (29%), and health benefits (39%).
To showcase the type of remote-friendly jobs that Gen Z job seekers might find appealing, FlexJobs has compiled a list of 20 fun remote job titles hiring now!
Fun Remote Jobs for Gen Z
- Assistant Wine Concierge, Customer Experience – Bright Cellars
- Ballpark Offers Coordinator – MLB
- Blogger – COED Media Group
- Club Coordinator-EGaming, Technology and Virtual Socialization – Stride
- Coffee Making and Tasting Instructor – Cozymeal
- Content Writer, Cocktails and Wine – LoveToKnow
- Cryptocurrency Enthusiast-Community and Influencer Marketing – Unstoppable Domains
- Digital Painter – Tales Writer
- Gaming Coordinator – Bleacher Report
- Home Stylist – Havenly
- Influencer Marketing Coordinator – Catch Company
- Lyrics Associate – Genius
- Music Programmer and Curator – Rockbot
- Music Research Specialist – iHeartMedia
- Prop Styling Photographer – The Spruce
- Social Content Creator – Boston Beer Company
- Social Media Producer – BuzzFeed
- Stylist – Amazon
- Team Lead, Customer Experience – Rent the Runway
- TikTok Content Creator – Cozymeal
They also put together a job application checklist for your students:
Target your job search to the companies and roles you are most interested in. When you cast a wide net and apply for anything and everything, you’re far less likely to find success.
Customize your cover letter and tailor your resume. Taking the time to explain why you are the right person for this role using concrete examples will increase the likelihood you hear back from interested employers.
Work your network! Virtually or in-person, reaching out to your professional network can be a great resource to find jobs that aren’t posted on job boards or with companies you may have never considered.
Use a professional email address that includes some version of your name from a reputable email service (i.e., gmail).
Make sure you proofread your application before you hit “submit.” When in doubt, ask someone you trust to give your materials a once over first.
Make sure your social media profiles are professional and polished. The vast majority of employers will do an online search of candidates they’re interested in. Or, consider creating two separate versions, one personal and one private.
Spend some time refining your LinkedIn profile. Make sure your profile is up to date and complete (e.g., a current photo, a well-written summary, etc.). You can even consider writing a blog post that showcases your expertise and experience in your field.
Include a link to your personal website. This may not be necessary for every career field, but in some roles (i.e., marketing, creative, web design), it’s a great place to show off your work samples to potential employers.
If you see a posting for a fabulous job that screams your name, apply as soon as you can. If you’re seeing it for the first time after it’s been posted for a week or two, it’s still not too late to apply.
Always follow the instructions. Try to follow the instructions of the job listing exactly as they appear so that your application passes through the ATS—and gains the approval of the hiring manager.
Follow up on your applications. This way, you can make sure the hiring manager received your materials, answer questions they might have for you, and get on their radar.
Avoid job search burnout. If you’re spending all day every day applying to job after job or aren’t as engaged in your job search as you were at the start, take a break to refresh and recharge!