The benefits of ditching the office for a remote job The working trend goes by several names, as do the people who take part in it: they’re known as digital nomads, telecommuters, and, perhaps most popularly, remote workers. The concept, however, remains the same across the board: with the huge strides in technology we’ve seen in the last couple decades, there is no longer a need for a physical office building. This leaves employees free to work whenever, however, and from wherever they’d like.
Tips for staying fit & focused while working from home 1. Move it With fewer workplace distractions at hand, the lone remote ranger tends to lock down on tasks. That means that it’s easier to get stuck in your chair. “Deskercize” is a great way to take a break between ultra-focused work sessions. There are no co-workers to get up and speak to, much less a break room to stand around. And sitting down for hours on end is bad for your circulation, digestion, and back. So, stand up! Run in place, or get down for some crunches or push-ups. Working your abs can help prevent back pain.
You don’t have to be in Silicon Valley to have a career in tech The technology industry is becoming more global — both for professionals working in IT and businesses looking to hire tech talent. Recently, Crossover CEO Andy Tryba joined a panel of experts at the Going Global: Secrets of Silicon Valley event in San Francisco to share how Crossover has found success hiring software developers and engineers from all around the globe.
You’ll be in good company as part of Crossover’s global community of tech professionals Here at Crossover, we’re on a mission to create a different kind of workplace by connecting talented tech professionals with remote jobs. Not just by getting rid of cubicles and commutes so all our team members can work from wherever they work best — but by building teams with the right combination of people and tools, then freeing them to do great work. How do we do it?
How to make a virtual office work and stay connected with distributed co-workers It’s been said that communication is the “oxygen of a distributed company.” And that’s a good analogy, because remote teams must have good communication strategies to survive and thrive. Just think about all the ways that office-based teams interact with each other: there’s traditional meetings, brainstorming around a whiteboard, popping into someone’s office to ask a quick question, hashing out a tricky problem one-on-one over lunch, catching up in the break room, and many other small ways co-workers bond and interact with each other.
Resumes and interviews aren’t enough to showcase your potential Have you ever been frustrated by the task of squeezing your whole job history and all your career aspirations onto one piece of paper? Then even if your resume makes the cut, you have the challenge of making a good impression on your potential boss in just a few minutes during an interview. Let’s think for a moment about these tools that form the foundation of nearly every hiring process. The resume is thought to be a 500-year-old document invented by Leonardo da Vinci. It hasn’t changed a whole lot since then, plus employers know that details on resumes can be easily be faked (not that you would try anything like that… right?).
Code. Compete. Win. Get Your Remote Job! What are the Crossover Developer Tournaments? Pop-up hiring events coming to cities across Eastern Europe. Compete with the best developers in your city, participating in fun coding challenges for the chance to get a job offer and hiring bonus. All available jobs are remote (work from anywhere) Ruby on Rails Senior Architect and Java Chief Architect roles with Fortune 1000 software companies.
In 1976, Bela and Martha Karolyi made history when their protégé, Nadia Comaneci, became the first-ever Olympic gymnast to score a perfect 10.0 in her routine. But their legacy didn’t end there. After defecting from communist Romania to America, the Karolyis set out to accomplish an even bigger goal: Coach the US gymnasts to win their After returning from the Barcelona Olympics with only a bronze, the Karolyis realized they’d been making a huge mistake. The gymnasts had been training separately with their own coaches, and only came together as a team at the actual Games. That’s when Martha decided to dramatically revamp their strategy. Before the centennial Olympics in Atlanta, she insisted that all seven athletes meet and train at a team camp for two weeks.