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Women at Work

“Planning, Planning And More Planning” How This Woman Works For The Washington Post From Armenia

What is your current position?

I am a front end developer for The Washington Post. I am responsible for the feature development and planning, code re-factoring, etc.

How would you describe a typical work day?

My work day starts with reading and answering my emails, if necessary, and checking the current statuses of the tasks and features, which I am responsible for. After working for a couple of hours, I go to the gym, or meet my friends at lunch time. Then, I go to home and continue my work where the rest of the team is joining. My catchup meetings start at 6 p.m. for me because of the time zone difference.

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

If you can organize your time efficiently, working remotely is a great opportunity to do the job required and have a lot of time for your self development and for doing the things you like. It’s a great way not to spend your hours at the office because you have to be there.

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

My strategies for being efficient are planning, planning and more planning. I plan my day and I know what I will be doing each hour.

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

The biggest challenges for me were when I was starting the project, and I needed a lot of information. Since I am not in the same time zone as the rest of the team, I had to find a lot of things myself.

What did you like best about working with PowerToFly?

I am very happy with my PowerToFly team and my talent managers. They are always with you and welcome to help if you need anything.

Career Advice

How to Steer Your Career: 3 Tips from CloudBees’ Dorra Bouchiha

Dorra Bouchiha can remember the exact moment she realized she wasn't in control of her own career.

It was summer 2018, and she was sitting at work, watching a presentation by one of her then-employer's new leaders. The presenter was talking about personal growth and showed the room a slide of two images side by side.

Career Advice

Growing Your Career in Technical Support: 4 Tips for Getting Hired at Elastic from Support Director Heidi Sager

Heidi Sager loves math, but she also loves working with people.

She always has, which is why she enjoyed her part-time job working at the IT department of the University of Colorado while she was studying electrical engineering. (She'd started in computer science, but explains that it "wasn't for her" and switched her major.) She helped students and professors with word processors, basic programming, and software checkout, and took a full-time job after graduation as a UNIX system administrator.

Career Advice

3 Women, 7 Lessons: What These Relativity Leaders Learned in 2020

Working at Relativity—the global tech company that equips legal and compliance professionals with a powerful data-organizing and discovery platform—looked different in 2020. The highly collaborative environment of their Chicago headquarters transitioned to a virtual setting, and just like companies around the country, Relativity adapted their goals and major projects to a completely remote environment.

Moody's Corporation

Interested in Moody's? Make Your Application Stand Out With These Tips

We recently chatted with two really awesome recruiters at Moody's who took the time to share some tips with us!

Humera Yasmeen, located in Bangalore, India, and Vytaute Syvoke, located in Vilnius, Lituania, shared some top-notch tips with us, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the company's culture and values, and how you can make your application stand out.

To learn more about Moody's and their open roles, click here.

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