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Even the Justice League Works Remotely

Even the Justice League Works Remotely

"Remote welcome for senior level". This appears in countless job descriptions. Remote work is largely accepted in the developer community, but often only for very experienced developers. This fear is not without cause. Sometimes hiring remote developers at any level doesn’t turn out well but there’s generally a reason for that. Newer developers can also be very successful remote workers. In this talk, you’ll learn what to look for when hiring remote developers at any level and non-senior developers will learn what characteristics to keep in mind in order to have a successful remote experience.

Allison McMillan

November 12, 2016
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  1. Even the Justice League
    works Remotely
    Allison McMillan
    @allie_p

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  2. • What to look for when you hire
    • How to be set up for success
    • What to think about
    Employers
    Job Seekers
    • What questions to ask while interviewing

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  3. Telecommuting grew by almost 80% between 2005-2012
    55% of respondents reported being more productive
    80% said they would stay with an employer longer

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  4. Takes Initiative
    Asks questions
    Communicates when blocked
    Communicates in general
    Is a professional
    Thoughtful about remote work
    Wants to keep learning

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  5. No commute
    Peace and quiet
    Ability to be involved with family
    Dress code
    The ability to live anywhere
    Comfortable office setting
    Flexibility

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  6. Limited social opportunities
    Communication can be more difficult
    Loneliness
    Missing what’s going on in the office

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  7. Ask questions
    Get feedback
    Schedule pairing time
    Be proactive and communicative
    Fill the gap
    Be self-directed
    Good internet
    Good headset

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  8. @allie_p
    [email protected]
    Questions?!
    www.collectiveidea.com
    www.daydreamsinruby.com

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