In a remote working environment, communication is oxygen. But when the only medium of communication is text, things aren’t easy. But how can you communicate better in a remote work environment? Some tips you’ll find around are “over-communicate”, “async-communication”, “text first”… I find those not specific enough. What does “over-communicate” mean anyway? I’m not doing the same here. I’m giving you 3 things you can … Continue reading 3 things you can do TODAY to improve your communication when working remotely
When talking about remote working, you’ll certainly hear some excuses. The reasons for these are lack of trust, resistance, or sometimes misinformation. People and companies have seen one way of working: coming every day to an office. So it’s normal that they will push back if you start telling them they can do it differently now. The following is the top 7 excuses you can … Continue reading 7 excuses you’ll hear about remote working
So you want to work remotely? Awesome! This article is for you. If you’re new to this blog, I’m Ahmed. A self-taught software engineer from Morocco working remotely. You can know more about me here. I’m providing you a 5 steps to get a remote job. I used this process myself and I hope this will set you on track to landing your first remote … Continue reading 5 steps to get a remote job from Morocco
If you’re in a field and thinking of learning some new things, either to be able to work on other areas or change your career completely, you’ll find yourself learning in your free time. One thing we need to make clear however, is if you’re learning something to be able to do your current job, you need to do it in your working hours. Not … Continue reading 3 steps guide to learn something new while maintaining a daily job
Question: How to show the world what you can do if your work is proprietary or not public? Answer: A portfolio. It’s easier to pass an interview with a portfolio in hands than passing it with only your resume to speak for you. In the former, when asked about what you can do, you can say: I worked in a project called X, where I … Continue reading Building a portfolio
In your journey of finding remote jobs you’re likely to find two types of teams: distributed and remote. Even if they are used interchangeably, you need to be aware of the difference. This talk by Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Automattic, is a good talk about Remote vs Distributed, but also remote working in general. I highly recommend watching it. Or if you prefer text, continue … Continue reading Understanding Remote vs Distributed teams
Everyone asks himself, where should I work? The response is different depending on your field and what you want to be in the future. But what’s discussed here, even if it’s applied to software engineering, can be said about any job out there. If you’re in a hurry and want a quick check list, you can find one at the end of this article. As … Continue reading Where should I work?