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How to secure your first remote job

How to secure your first remote job Working remotely isn’t for the few, it should be for everyone and we believe that in the future that’s going to be the case more and more — just as the industrial revolution brought workers into the city, so the internet enables people to work exactly where they want to be. However, finding your first remote position can be difficult so…

Femgineer’s Resources For Remote Jobs For Employees And Employers

Photo by Kelsey Knight on Unsplash Femgineer’s Resources For Remote Jobs For Employees And Employers Before I dive into this post, I wanted to share a quick personal update with you! I previously mentioned that I was pregnant, shared how I was planning for parental leave along with some of the challenges I went through over the past couple years trying to get and stay pregnant….

Skills Development for Freelancers: A Chat With Coursera

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Keeping your skills fresh is an important part of both personal and business development. The last #UpworkChat was joined by Emily Glassberg Sands, the head of data science at Coursera, and the Upwork Twitter community to discuss online learning, upskilling, reskilling, and everything in between. Here’s a look at some of stand-out discussion points. The post Skills Development for Freelancers:…

7 of our favorite World Cup logos

Whether you’re rooting for Messi or Ronaldo, Germany or Holland, the World Cup brings us all together to celebrate the shared love of the game. There’s beer, cheers, and tears, and then just like that, it’s over—leaving us all to wait another four years to relive the excitement. World Cup logos have evolved to try and capture this feeling in one single graphic. What was…

Top Free Remote Access Software Tools

Top Free Remote Access Software Tools Free Remote Access Software Remote access software allows you to share files, access other devices on your network and collaborate with ease from virtually anywhere across the globe. If you are in search of good free remote access software for your business, read this article to get an idea https://one.comodo.com/blog/remote-control/list-of-free-remote-access-software-tools.php?af=9557 Source: Medium:Remote Working Top Free Remote Access Software Tools

Award-Winning Entrepreneurs are Delightfully Humble

Two weeks ago, I suited-up in a tuxedo and Ubered my way to the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards at the Westin Seattle. On a day where my biggest achievement may well have been putting my own bow tie on, I was soon to be humbled by the achievements of the entrepreneurs being recognized at the gala. “Humble” is a word I…

Chess.com and the Future of Jobs

Chess.com and the Future of Jobs “We started with two people in 2006 and now have just over 100 in mid-2017” Everywhere you look remote working is becoming more and more pervasive and in a positive way. Recently looked at the job postings on Chess.com website and they had several software development postings — all remote working jobs. entire team lives and works remotely from homes, cafes, closets,…

“Canarian people love celebrating the life” — Nomad Talk

“Canarian people love celebrating the life” — Nomad Talk There are a few unique places which I visited when traveling and working on the road. These are not only places that stand out from the rest because of the experiences I gained, nature, cuisine or atmosphere I discovered while living there, but also due to people I met. I think about those relationships that often last longer than the…

Create a GitHub App at Craftwork Amsterdam this July

Our developer relations team is headed to Amsterdam this month to help you build a GitHub App in our first ever Craftwork event. This workshop is open to developers of any skill level who want to learn how to use the GitHub API to build better developer workflows. We’ll have stickers for everyone, too! GitHubbers will walk attendees through the process of creating their first…

Vult Lab Sponsors Running Remote Conference in Bali

Vult Lab Sponsors Running Remote Conference in Bali This year, Team Vult Lab was happy to be one of Running Remote 2018’s community sponsors!  An annual event, this conference is perfect for anyone who is currently running a remote team, or thinking about starting one. Currently, 3.9 million people (2.9%) of the U.S. workforce works from home at least half of the time, which makes sense since…

5 Traits of Successful Remote Audit and Compliance Professionals

5 Traits of Successful Remote Audit and Compliance Professionals Many of the traits required to be a successful remote audit and compliance professional are the same as when working in a traditional office environment. However, as someone who has experienced both and now works 100% remotely, I believe that the 5 traits below are used to a greater degree and are critical to being successful…

The Hidden Cost of Time Zones

The Hidden Cost of Time Zones How to work around the clock without adding more hours to your day. Working with an international company creates business opportunities all over the world and enriches the atmosphere with new cultures and points of view. The ideas of everyone working together is nice and comes with practical business benefits like being open everywhere on the planet. However, there is a…

The problem with freelancers.

The problem with freelancers. “Plato has a fine saying, that he who would discourse of man should survey, as from some high watchtower, the things of earth.”– Marcus Aurelius If you’re running, or you’re part of a growing digital business, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re working with freelancers. With an increasing demand for digital skillsets twinned with a shortage of people, you’ll probably…

How to have a good relationship with your boss when you’re working remotely

Four best practices to help you work well with your boss when you don’t see them face-to-face all the time. “What does her Slack message *really* mean?” It’s easy to second-guess yourself when your boss pings you. You want to have a good relationship with your boss — but it’s not always the most natural of things. And that difficulty only increases when you’re working remotely. When you…

7 tips for designing awesome animated GIFs

Updated 7/26/2018: We’ve added even more info to this post. Enjoy! Here at InVision, animated GIFs play a powerful part in our marketing and education. Heck, at one point in time, we even opted to use GIFs on our homepage instead of fancy code-based animations. People always ask us how we make our GIFs, so we figured it was time to spill the beans. Related:…

Go Behind the Scenes

A famous guy once said, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” But he was a grifter. In fact, going behind the scenes — whether it’s a factory tour or cooking show — can be a valuable experience for both visitors and guides. In this episode, we crash a middle school field trip to the Method soap factory on Chicago’s South Side. We also hear from Basecamp’s…

12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Practicing mindfulness isn’t just for the Zen Buddhists, sitting in lotus flower positions on the tops of snow-capped mountains. In fact, you can practice numerous mindfulness techniques in a single day. Here’s what that could look like. The post 12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours appeared first on Upwork Blog. Source: Upwork’s Blog 12 Mindfulness Hacks You…

How to Become a Top-notch Freelance Digital Marketing Expert

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Digital marketing freelancers that have successfully grown their business will be the first to tell you it requires being thoughtful and intentional about your projects and how you engage with clients. Here are some tips to help guide you in becoming a top-notch freelance digital marketer. The post How to Become a Top-notch Freelance Digital Marketing Expert appeared first on…

Remote, but not isolated.

Remote, but not isolated. Tips and experiences from being a remote UX designer for the last 6 years. This is not a story about wanderlust and being a digital nomad who has worked in 13 cities over the last 3 months. No, this is about how I’ve learned to communicate and innovate from a dedicated home office as a UX designer over the last 6 years….

The surprising story behind Mozart’s creative success

Editor’s note: This excerpt is adapted from Allen Gannett‘s new book, The Creative Curve. Creativity is, according to popular perception, a mysterious and magical process. Creative insight appears suddenly and unpredictably, like a flash of lightning from the heavens. It is impossible, so the common wisdom goes, to know when these creative bolts will strike or how to make them occur more often. Creativity is,…

So, you’re cowork-curious.

So, you’re cowork-curious. Here’s everything you need to know. Coworking has exploded in recent years, with a 78% growth in active coworkers in 2017. But what is coworking actually? Coworking, according to the Oxford Dictionary, refers to “the use of an office or other working environment by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge.”…

A Day In The Life: Shweta Chaubey

A Day In The Life: Shweta Chaubey Happiness Hero Shweta Hi! My name is Shweta Chaubey or mirth_girl88 on Instagram. I work remotely as a Happiness Hero at GetRiverApp.com, an Instagram growth and management platform that has been helping thousands of influencers, professionals and businesses grow and become famous on Instagram since last three years. I joined the River team on 2nd January 2017 as a Happiness…

Microcopy for destructive actions

As designers, there are a variety of interface elements that fall under our purview. Whether you’re browsing fonts from a hot new Swiss type foundry or polishing the velvety drop shadows on your interface cards, it’s easy to get distracted. But there’s a tiny, impactful, part of the user experience that often gets neglected: microcopy. Microcopy includes the often-overlooked parts of the interface that can…

A Day In The Life: Deepak V. Maddila

A Day In The Life: Deepak V. Maddila Image Source: deepakvmaddila.com Hi! My name is Deepak V. Maddila or @deepakvmaddila on Instagram. I work remotely as Customer Success Happiness Hero at GetRiverApp.com, an Instagram growth and management platform that has been helping thousands of influencers, professionals and businesses grow and become popular on Instagram since last 3 years. I joined the River team on August 6th,…

Starbucks Coffee / Harbiye

Starbucks Coffee / Harbiye Taksim Meydanı’na oldukça yakın bir konumda bulunan Starbucks şubesi, Taksim’in kalabalığından uzakta nispeten daha sakin bir çalışma alanı sunuyor. Starbucks’ın Harbiye’de bulunan şubesi senelerdir tuvaletler hariç mobilyalar da dahil olmak üzere kendini hiç yenilememiş bir şube. İçerisinde klasik eski Starbucks’larda olan mobilyalar mevcut. Zaten iç mekanda çalışabileceğiniz ortalama 8 masa var, bu masalardan birinde yer bulursanız çalışabilirsiniz. Dış mekanda içeriden daha çok…

I am truly embarrassed that I never even thought of accessibility as an argument for remote work.

I am truly embarrassed that I never even thought of accessibility as an argument for remote work. Mea culpa. However, the CO2 argument is something I think about all the time. How much of the world’s resources are spent moving people back and forth from home to work? And when it comes to the “abnormally low socialization skills” — really the same argument applies to high socializers…

Build and Authenticate an EmberJS 3 Application

TL;DR: Let’s dive into the world of EmberJS, a framework built so that we all can be more productive as developers. Easy to jump in to and easy to get started with, EmberJS is a great framework to know and understand. In this tutorial, we will be building an application using EmberJS 3 and then add some trusty authentication to it. You can find the…

The four types of remote work

The four types of remote work Originally published on my blog: The four types of remote work Remote work interests me very much, and I’ve been very keen on getting to know more, especially because of communication. You need to (almost) relearn the way you communicate since the the person is not there, like physically in front of you, but on the other hand it unlocks…

Last chance to enter the GitHub Learning Lab Explorer Challenge

Today is the last day to enter the GitHub Learning Lab Explorer Challenge. Complete the challenge by 11:59pm PT tonight, June 26, to receive a limited edition badge on your Community Forum profile in recognition of your dedication to learning with GitHub. This badge is only available through this challenge. To get started, visit lab.github.com and sign in with your GitHub account. Complete at least…

What I’ve learned at #CollisionConf 2018

What I’ve learned at #CollisionConf 2018 There was a lot of stuff happening at Collision this year, a lot of great talks, people, startups, and the NOLA vibe. After a few days, there were a few talks and facts that really resonated in my mind.. I guess this means they are worth sharing, so here you go: TALK 1: Top things your company strategy should include…

We can’t stop smiling at these 17 Pride Month designs

Updated 6/25/2018: We’ve added even more gorgeous designs to this post. Happy Pride, everybody! June is Pride Month, and with just a few days left, we’re stopping to appreciate all the designers who created something to celebrate. From Facebook and Instagram’s new features to Twitch highlighting LGBTQ+ creators and adding new Pride emotes, designers have been busy spreading the message that love is love. Keep…

Optimizely Engineer Q&A: Kelly Walker, Frontend Engineer, East Coast

Optimizely Engineer Q&A: Kelly Walker, Frontend Engineer, East Coast I’m taking part in this Q&A as part of an effort to introduce the world to the Engineering team at Optimizely. If you’re interested in joining, we’re hiring Frontend Engineers in San Francisco and Austin! Tell us about yourself! What’s your name, what do you do at Optimizely, and how long have you been here? Tell us…

What the World Cup Is Teaching Us About Global Talent Distribution

What the World Cup Is Teaching Us About Global Talent Distribution I always think of the World Cup as a milestone in human progress. There are so many things that change from one tournament to other. They close a four-year era. And I’m not only talking about sports here. 2018 revelation, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah scores their first goal. By Dylan Martinez for Reuters, via The National…

The most secure solution for remote workers

The most secure solution for remote workers Have them work out of office, yet in the most secure environment A Professional working remotely from a cafe With companies expanding their businesses not just within the country but also globally, it is imperative that remote working culture is promoted by them to grow, develop and keep the cost of resources low. The wave of technological advancement, digitalization, and…

4 Easy Ways Digital Workers Can Work Smarter in 2018

4 Easy Ways Digital Workers Can Work Smarter in 2018 This article originally appeared on the Workato blog. From standing desks and unlimited vacation policies to integrated MarTech stacks and IoT, businesses everywhere are redefining how (and where!) employees work. The future of work isn’t a far-off dream; it’s our new reality. It can all seem a little overwhelming, especially if you’ve spent most of your career…

Tips for running remote Design Sprints from the world’s most

If you’re trying to learn anything about design sprints, it’s hard not to come across content by AJ&Smart. In less than 2 years of putting out content, they’ve managed to become the authority on all things design sprints, whether it’s their generous free content on YouTube and their CEO’s podcast with Sprint author Jake Knapp, or their premium offerings such training or masterclass. What makes…

4 big reasons to work for Yourself

4 big reasons to work for Yourself I’ve just come up on the 1 year anniversary of forming my own company and working for myself 🎊. Now that I’ve had some time in the trenches, here are my big reasons why I love working for myself. 1. Flexibility It should be no surprise that flexibility is a big reason to work for yourself. While most full-time…

The most important steps to becoming a great design leader

Most designers, when presented with a leadership opportunity, leap into the role enthusiastically, unaware of the challenges ahead. That’s what an opportunity is, right? A new, uncharted frontier full of mystery and the just right set of circumstances? It doesn’t have to be that way. Most opportunities have a higher likelihood of success if you go in prepared and with the right mindset. If you’re…

Good connection doesn’t have to be physical

Good connection doesn’t have to be physical How to ace remote working as a team with the right tools It’s a proven myth that working in the same office as your colleagues is the best way to best communicate. 87% of remote workers said they feel more connected when working remotely as the physical absence forces you to try harder to connect. Leaders of virtual teams also…

Building a Remote-Friendly Engineering Culture at Enigma

Building a Remote-Friendly Engineering Culture at Enigma I’m a huge booster for remote work. I’ve done it for seven years. I love it. I think it can have a transformative impact on individuals and organizations. When one of my coworkers talks about hiring for a new role, I’m the person who asks, “Does this person have to live in New York?” All those questions, it seems,…

C# vs C++: Which C-Based Programming Language Is Right for Your Project?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] C# vs. C++: What’s the difference? Which general-purpose, C-based programming language is right for your needs? With a bit of research, the answer can seem pretty simple. But understanding the “why” behind that generalization can make you a better programmer or project manager. The post C# vs C++: Which C-Based Programming Language Is Right for Your Project? appeared first on…

Remote working and company culture | Brightec, Brighton, UK

Remote working and company culture | Brightec, Brighton, UK A good friend of ours recently tweeted about remote working, which reminded me that I’d been pondering writing a blog post on this subject for a while. To give some context, here at Brightec we’ve been a fan of remote working for a number of years. Almost since I started the company, our team have worked one…

Auth0 Debuts as a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management

BELLEVUE, Wash. — June 19, 2018 — Auth0, a global leader in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), today announced that it has been named as a Visionary by Gartner in its June 2018 Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Access Management. Positioning is based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. “We appreciate Gartner’s evolving perspective on the Access Management landscape and their willingness to acknowledge Auth0 as a…

Beat loneliness! Working from home and co-working spaces

How to #getflex 4 Beat loneliness! Working from home and co-working spaces Working from home doesn’t suit everyone. It’s great at first, but people get lonely, even the most introverted. Whether starting out as a freelancer or working from home in a new flexible role it’s important to think about how you’ll cope mentally and how to counter isolation. There are many things to think about…

This Is How I Work Remotely: Emmy

This Is How I Work Remotely: Emmy This is part one in a series about how we work at Bunny Inc. We’re a remote company, so we’re based all over the world. We live different lives and come from different cultures, so our ways of working are unique. This is where we share our experiences. Photo by Bunny Pro Associate and photographer Matthew Bernstein. Name,…

Auth0 Named as a Visionary in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant

As Auth0 debuts in the June 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Access Management in the Visionaries Quadrant, we sat down with identity expert and Auth0 Principal Architect Vittorio Bertocci and Dir. of Product Marketing Story Tweedie-Yates to talk about Auth0’s immediate vision for identity and where they think the market is heading. What does it mean to you to have Auth0 named to MQ’s…

Encourage rest for yourself and others

Encourage rest for yourself and others Some days you wake up and you’re on a roll. You’re super motivated and you enjoy everything you’re doing. Every task, no matter how challenging, is exciting and packed with learning. Other days, you wake up feeling like shit. You have no desire to do anything and you don’t know why. Maybe it’s what you ate the day before or…

How we overcome the challenges of remote management projects

Remote project management can provide tangible benefits for any business if it is done right. IT Svit has ample experience with executing the remotely managed projects. Here is how we do it. We are living in the era of remote collaboration, as technology advancements make it possible to speak to your colleague across half the globe without delay — and commit the code for your mutual project…