Remote Work Round-Up
Feb. 28th 2018
This week's remote roundup is brought to you by two words: public transportation. After last week's subway disaster in New York, flexible work doesn't seem like such a bad option for those trekking to Manhattan every day- especially if you're stuck waiting up to five hours just to get to your office (yikes!).
If you happened to be in The Big Apple last week- it was hard to miss the packed subway stations and lines of commuters scrambling to get into the city for work after a holiday weekend. Devika Krishna Kumar shared a photo on instagram of the havoc that ensued from such delays:
Mass subway delays cripple New York City after a holiday weekend
"After 30 mins of being stuck, @MTA now wants us to walk 4 blocks to all take the 7 train - now the only option to get into Manhattan. We can't even get down the stairs. Nightmare."
It's easy to focus on New York's public transportation system, as it provides more rides in a year than the following 16 US cities combined, but these delays aren't just happening in New York. For cities like Atlanta, where jobs are only becoming more prevalent, commuters are used to long wait times- public transportation is only accessible to less than a third of the city!
Skip the hassle (and unnecessary stress) of train delays and overcrowded busses, and apply to an online job that wants you to thrive, not just survive. These 10 companies want you to work wherever is best for you- so what are you waiting for, apply today?!
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.
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.
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.
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.