Articles on how life and work are changing. Topics include: digital
nomads, remote work, the future of work and much more.
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
We were curious about how many job requirements are actually required, so we analyzed job postings and resumes for 6,000+ applications across 118 industries from our database of users. We found that while matching requirements is important, you don’t necessarily need to match all of them.
Using ratings, competitions and bonuses to incentivise workers isn’t new – but as I found when I became a Lyft driver, the gig economy is taking it to another level.
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Operating virtually hasn’t exactly slowed the company down. InVision now has 800 employees (up from fewer than 500 a year ago) and a $1 billion valuation that should increase with its imminent next funding round. By those measures, InVision is already bigger than Slack was when it was named Inc.’s Company of the Year for 2015.
Anonymous recruiting entails that the name, date of birth, address, mother’s tongue, gender and any other personal information that could consciously or unconsciously affect the choices of the recruiting manager are not included in the job application.
Monday, Dec 3, 2018
Hi, remote workers! We’ll pay you to work from Tulsa. You’re going to love it here.
Hi, I’m a long time lurker on this page and I just have a few questions that I need some help answering: What does it mean to be a digital nomad? What does a normal work week usually look like? What are some Pros/Cons of being a digital nomad? What interested you/ made you want to take on this occupation? What are some tips you would tell someone wanting to be a digital nomad in the future?
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
Do you all pretend to be living a boring life to avoid this perception, or the envy of office-bound coworkers?
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018
Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.
How do you disagree productively with your boss, or another senior leader on the team?
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
What are the processes, the tools? How much time does it take? What are the pain points?
They’re not cures for anything, and standing is not exercise.
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
If you Google ‘job interview’, lots of tips for candidates will appear, but not so many for the people on the other side of the table. So where do you find all you need to know to nail a job interview from an employer’s perspective? Right here, that’s where.
Can you describe your experience?
Monday, Nov 26, 2018
Go grab a coffee or beer with someone who you are comfortable with at your company and talk about your salaries. And if you are underpaid, start thinking/talking about how you could approach asking for a raise. It could be the most profitable drink you’ve ever had.
The term “remote” work itself implies tasks being done at arm’s length, and at some critical remove between object and subject. I’m here, and “the work” is over there, in other words. Like anywhere, this framing is critical. And it’s also mostly wrong. Don’t adopt “remote” working. Adopt distributed work.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018
In the last year, I’ve never spent more than a few weeks in the same city as someone I’ve dated. What it’s like to date as a digital nomad.
Thursday, Nov 22, 2018
My biggest hurdle though is that I am an introvert and would much rather stay at home than going to an event with dozens or hundred of people and introduce myself. I dread it, and it sucks the energy away from me. But I’ll never get enough business if I don’t. How do you fellow introvert freelancers deal with this?
A friend of mine told me to write down all the details about self-publishing a book. So here you go—a long post explaining almost all the things I have done and discovered.
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018
We pick up and move from city to city, trying on new identities but rarely sticking with them. It’s going to cost us.
Travel is stressful enough without worrying that sampling the local specialties will make you ill or ruin your trip. Here are some tips to help.