What types of computer programs or software should I know to work remotely?


Answered by: ByVirtualist career experts

Each company, and even individual teams, have their own group of tools and programs that they prefer to use. They usually fall into categories like video and web conferencing, email, online chat, file sharing, document collaboration, project management, and virtual office spaces.

Some of the most popular remote work tools and programs are Slack, Zoom, Google Drive, Dropbox, Basecamp/Asana, Skype, GitHub, Google Hangout, Jira, and Trello.

Most companies expect job applicants to come with at least some knowledge of common remote tools. Pay attention to the job descriptions you’re reading – do they list any specific programs that are necessary for applicants to know?

If you’re not familiar with a program, watching tutorials on YouTube or download the free version or free trial to test it out and become familiar. Then you can add your new knowledge to your resume!