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3 Myths About Remote Developer Jobs

Common misconceptions about working remotely in tech—and why they’re wrong According to Stack Overflow’s 2017 Developer Survey, more than half of developers say remote work options are a top priority when looking for a new role. Yet, if you’ve never held a flexible or work-from-home job, you might have doubts about whether working remotely is a good idea. Maybe you’ve seen one too many sounds-too-good-to-be-true online job listings. Or maybe you’re just so used to going into an office that it’s hard to imagine doing anything else. We get it. Making the switch to remote work can be daunting. Let’s dig into a few common concerns:

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Looking for a Remote Tech Job? Join One of Our Hiring Tournaments

Register for one of 8 events in August or September — both in person and online Since 2014, Crossover has been connecting technical professionals and Fortune 1000 companies for remote work partnerships. In 2017, we reached a new milestone: 2,000 partners in more than 100 countries around the globe. How did we do it? This year, hiring tournaments have been a big part of our growth. We started our international hiring tour in February and have hosted 25 tournaments in 12 countries to date.

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Crossover Country Spotlight: Russia

Highlighting Crossover’s community of tech professionals in Russia: meet the team and learn about local events like our hiring tournaments View the guide below or download a copy for yourself. https://www.docdroid.net/jOcOJdW/crossover-country-spotlight-russia.pdf

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Crossover Country Spotlight: Romania

Highlighting Crossover’s community of tech professionals in Romania: meet the team and learn about events like our hiring tournaments and Techsylvania sponsorship To view: Navigation: Click the corner of any page or use the arrow buttons at the bottom of the document frame. Zooming in and out: Click on the center of any page or use the + and –buttons at the bottom of the document frame. or Open in new window https://en.calameo.com/read/005244089abc38d2e0ae4 Want a copy for yourself? Download a PDF of the guide.

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Inside Crossover: a Q&A with Val Cavaliere

Meet Valeria. She’s a recruiting manager at Crossover. Val leads our recruiting and database search teams and has been with the company since its founding. She has also been instrumental in developing our hiring tournament initiative. After starting a family, she began looking for a remote job and found one at Google. While searching for a more challenging role, Val met Andy Tryba (Crossover’s founder and CEO) at the time he was launching the company and “immediately felt completely aligned to his vision.” Originally from Argentina, she is now based in southern Italy.

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The Evolution of Tech Hiring

Crossover’s successful one-day hiring tournaments: now in-person and online May and June were big months for Crossover’s international hiring tour. May brought five more tournaments, including our first events in Hungary and Belarus. With June came some exciting new developments: our first-ever completely online hiring tournament, plus in-person events in Romania and Poland that coincided with some of Eastern Europe’s biggest tech conferences. In addition to the online tournament where participants could join from anywhere, Crossover visited eight cities in seven countries (Karachi, Pakistan; Budapest, Hungary; Sopot and Kraków, Poland; Kiev, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus; Moscow, Russia; Cluj, Romania). These nine events invited chief and software architects, software engineering managers (SEMs), technical product managers (TPMs), and QA engineers to test for remote roles.

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Crossover Country Spotlight: Poland

Highlighting Crossover’s community of tech professionals in Poland: meet the team and learn about events like our hiring tournaments and Devoxx sponsorship To view: Navigation: Click the corner of any page or use the arrow buttons at the bottom of the document frame. Zooming in and out: Click on the center of any page or use the + and –buttons at the bottom of the document frame. or Open in new window https://www.calameo.com/read/0052440894a66b561018c Want a copy for yourself? Download a PDF of the guide.

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The Drive to Succeed: 5 Promotions, 2 Years, 1 Remarkable Career

Inside Ahmad Fathy’s journey from developer to software engineering manager Ambition, drive, hustle — we see these terms listed in job descriptions, discussed by career development experts, and praised by successful entrepreneurs. But it’s rare to see them in action in such a clear and dramatic way as is evident in Ahmad Fathy’s career. Ahmad’s connection with Crossover began when he applied for a C# engineer position at enterprise software company Aurea, one of Crossover’s largest clients. Although he had passed all the qualifications for the role, it was filled before he had the opportunity to accept. Another manager at Aurea offered Ahmad a position as a SQL developer. Although it wasn’t his first choice, he had experience in this domain and saw the offer as a challenge.

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