Remote Work Round-Up – July 27, 2017
We learn three important lessons as children: learn from mistakes, wash your hands, and eat your greens –– it's the only way to get dessert. While these lessons may be ingrained in the back of our heads (thanks mom and dad), they are easy to forget with all of the responsibilities we pretend to be on top of and the distractions that take our minds off of the responsibilities we aren't completing.
Last week, one humiliated Chipotle employee, let's call them Employee X, forgot one of these lessons. Even if Employee X remembered the important lesson of washing their hands, they still went to work with norovirus, spreading it to more than 130 other people. According to Fortune, the highly-contagious illness made Chipotle lose nearly $1 billion dollars in value. You can almost hear the disappointment in their parents: "C'mon Employee X, you can do better." *Sigh of disapproval*
In the spirit of life lessons, we can learn from the mistakes of Employee X. Instead of hurting your company's stock or giving unwanted viruses and nausea to innocent people by simply showing up to work, why not avoid the problem completely and work from home? Now, I'm sure Employee X can't sell burritos from their house (if Employee X still has a job, that is), but if your career allows you to work from home, what are you waiting for?
And if not…check out this list of amazing remote jobs below and never get anyone sick again! Okay, fine, we can't make that promise, but we CAN promise that this list is pretty awesome. So scroll down, dive in, and apply today! And for even more open opportunities, be sure to check out our Jobs page.
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.