Remote Work

Personality type and working from home

Quick, which personality type is best suited to work from home: introvert or extravert? The tempting generalization to make is that solitude-loving introverts will shine as home workers while their gregarious counterparts will suffer. I’m not sure it’s that cut-and-dry. Personality certainly affects a person’s ability to work from home successfully. Right off the bat, there are several traits that will benefit any home worker: Self-motivation Superior communication skills Resourcefulness Tech savvy Good communication skills…
Job Search

Your Next Job is Out There…

It just may not be where you thought it would be. We’re coming up on graduation season (congratulations, everyone!), and that means that a bunch of bright-eyed folks are joining the millions of people who are already on the quest for the perfect job. But what if I told you that there’s more to the tech hiring industry than the Valley, New York, and Austin? Don’t get me wrong, those places are great, and there…
Workplace

The Good Goodbye: On Your Way Out

 in Workplace
In the first part of the Good Goodbye series, I talked about the mechanics of resigning and how to handle your coworker’s reactions. In this installment, I’m going to talk about how to make the most out of your last weeks, and how to make a positive contribution on your way out Chart Your Course Once you’ve decided on your last day, it’s time to think about what you need to complete before you leave.…
Workplace

The Good Goodbye: Resigning with Dignity & Kindness

 in Workplace
Because Authentic Jobs is a company devoted to helping connect creative professionals with fantastic job opportunities, it’s easy to forget that there’s a less fun side to all of this. When you get a new job, you’ve got to leave the old one. People change jobs for many reasons, some of which are personal. It could be moving into a new phase of life where you need to be closer to care for a friend…
Remote Work

Solving Communication Problems on Your Remote Team

Communication is one of the first-order problems of distributed work. Everyone has heard of it and points to it at the top of the scoreboard of issues with remote work arrangements; even those who have never tried working in this way fear drifting out of touch with their team. If we are honest, we all know that it isn’t as if communication within a traditional office is automatically wonderful and efficient. Perhaps we are just…
Hiring, Remote Work

How to Prepare for a Remote Job Interview

You’ve got an interview for a sweet remote working position. Congratulations. Now it’s time to prepare. Of course, you should follow the advice that any candidate should adhere to, like researching the company and your interviewer, appear enthusiastic and so on. There’s also prep work that’s unique to a telecommuting interview that you must not overlook. There are questions you should ask, others you should expect, as well as things you ought to do before…