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Remote Job Search: Skills for Success

Increase your chances of securing a remote job! This self-paced course is designed to supplement the Rural Online Initiative’s Certified Remote Work Professional (MRWP) online certificate course. It is not required to complete this certification before enrolling, but is highly recommended. This professional certificate requires approximately 10 hours to complete! 

Course Overview


Module 1: Introduction

Overview of the course, its objectives, and your role as both a student and a job seeker.


Module 2: Types of remote work

Identify safe and credible remote work opportunities.


Module 3: What virtual employers are looking for in candidates

Demonstrate remote work qualification to virtual employers.


Module 4: What to look for in a virtual employer

Identify a target employer profile


Module 5: The virtual hiring process

Prepare an online application and complete a virtual interview


Module 6: Conclusion

In this section, we’ll recap key learnings from the course and identify next steps in obtaining virtual employment.


Course Fees

Course Start Date Course Fee Description
Ongoing/Open Enrollment     $25/Student Standard admission fee for in-state and out-of-state students.  

FAQ's about the Course

The course fee is $25/participant.

Yes! You can sign up for the course at any time and complete it at your own pace.

This self-paced course takes approximately 10 hours to complete.

  1. Apply & pay for the course.
  2. Within the next 3 business days, you will be sent an email invitation to access the course. 
  3. Begin the modules. 

The course is graded on a pass/fail basis. To successfully complete the course, you will need to do all of the following:
  1. Complete all of the modules, including any assignments contained within each module
  2. Pass each assessment with a minimum score of 80 percent

If you have questions or need support, please email