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She Lives In Denmark And Is A Full Stack Developer For The Washington Post

What advice would you give other women interested in working remotely?


This is no job for procrastinators or idlers. You need to be able to keep track of your work and actually do it, but also know when to stop. It can become lonely, so keep up hobbies and try to take advantage every benefit of working remotely.

Do you have any strategies for staying efficient outside of an office? What tools do you use?

I try to keep my work completely separated from my private life on my PC so that I won’t get distracted. I try to keep a steady rhythm of when I work and during that time work is my number one priority. Multitasking is a fine thing, but not if it reduces your productivity. At the start of the day, I get everything ready that I’ll need while working (like drinks, snacks), and then I don’t stop working until I reached my goal.

How would you describe a typical work day?

My typical workday starts early, where I catch up on everything I missed overnight (because the time zone difference). I take a lunch break, where I cook, walk with my dog and have a bit of free-time where I can work in the garden or in the house, depending on the weather. At around 3 p.m. I go back to work and finish my day by talking with everyone I need to talk to and work until around 6 p.m.

What are the biggest challenges about working remotely? How have you overcome them?

Working remotely, you have to master managing yourself and your time. If you are hired for a certain amount of time or project, you have to deliver. At home, everything can turn into a distraction — dirty dishes, laundry or my dog — but it is important to stay focused. I have been working from home for several years and even before that, I had to manage my own work in an office. I think always keeping an eye on what has to be done prepared me well for remote work at home.

Tell us a little more about your home life and how you spend your free time.

I am German, 26-years-old and live in Denmark. Some of my free time is used up by going to language-school, which I will finish in November. My husband and I have a 2-year-old Bernese Mountain dog with whom I go to dog-training, teach her tricks, and take daily walks in the forest. The house that we are renovating together is keeping me entertained throughout the week and weekends. There is a little time for volleyball or beach visits, which I try to squeeze in as much as I can.

What did you like best about working with PowerToFly?

Well, I like that I am not alone. If I am unhappy or have questions, I have my PowerToFly talent manager who always responds quickly to my questions. Not to mention that I joined Power to Fly and got a job within the first few weeks!

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