Remote Work Round-Up
Remote Jobs Are Here For The Long Haul, Here's Why:
Survey says… the best jobs of 2018 are the farthest from the office, and we couldn't agree more.
FlexJobs conducted a recent study where they analyzed data from the top 100 companies with the most remote job postings (coming from a sample size of over 49,000). Going into their research, they anticipated stereotypical results, similar to data we've seen over and over from studies done on companies with remote job listings - but what they got was completely atypical.
The top career field for remote jobs? 'Medical and health', which is a far cry from the data entry and web design jobs we all know you thought of at first. Remote nurses, occupational therapists and social workers are some of the most prevalent available positions, with computer and IT, customer service, sales, accounting and finance gracing the top seven.
Our biggest takeaway from the survey? Remote jobs are here for the long haul. As a wider variety of career fields embrace flexible work, the more standard it becomes. We can only expect flexible work to become more normal, and that's a huge win for diverse candidates everywhere, not just those in major cities.
There are hundreds of available remote positions on PowerToFly, just check out our work from home jobs page for a complete list, or apply to one of the ten below!
The pandemic's impact on collaborative software company Quip's technical recruiting team started slowly.
First, their roster of engineering interviewers started to dwindle as rising concerns about COVID-19 led some of them to start working from home in January and February, remembers technical recruiter Grace Kim. "We needed to rethink how we conducted our onsite interviews with a limited pool," she says.
Brittany Boardman went to her first interview with Stack Overflow without expecting much.
"I'm not technical, I'm not an engineer. And I wasn't necessarily looking [for a new job]. But Stack just blew me away," says Brittany of her first exposure to the company behind the world's largest and most trusted software developer and technologist community. "The people I met that day seemed like they genuinely liked coming to work. There was this cohesive belief in what the company was doing. I was converted pretty quickly after that interview—Stack was somewhere I wanted to join."
7 Tips from SoftwareONE's Khristy Young
Khristy Young is used to working hard.
She came to the U.S. from the Philippines at 19, computer science degree in hand, and landed her first job in tech, working in frontline support, at 21.
Balancing two full-time jobs — as a mom and [insert your title here] — has never been easy. Add to that the stress of the holiday season and a global pandemic, and your brain may well feel ready to explode.
If you're feeling overwhelmed these days, you're not alone. Hear how Ping Del Giudice, Director of Revenue Operations at Chainalysis and mother of two, has been coping amidst the chaos. (Spoiler alert: she's perfected her multitasking skills.)
What are your best work-life integration tips during this challenging time? Let us know in the comments.
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