The future is WFH: empower your career remotely

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Flexible working is here to stay. In the aftermath of the pandemic, many global organizations - including Andela - adopted a remote-first culture, building a business model around the lifestyle and productivity benefits of working from home.

As a remote-first company, Andela believes that no matter where you're based in the world, you should have the ability to fine-tune your work-life balance and create your ideal workspace, on your terms. As far as we're concerned, whatever location you feel most productive in is your office!

June 29th was National Work From Home Day, and regions across the globe are embracing the future of work. This new world of work is made of new working relationships, standards, and possibilities, with an emphasis on growing your career over working hours and office location.

WFH requires a different kind of self-management and responsibility, allowing you to take control of your career and work life. As more technology organizations promote remote roles, the opportunities for technologists to design their own work are endless.

But why should you WFH? Find out how the remote workplace can empower your career!

  • You can work for a global company from the comfort of home: Gone are the days of moving across country, or even continents, for a job. Now, you can work for one of the world's most exciting global organizations from the comfort of your own home or a remote work location of your choosing. This has widened the job market and increased the potential opportunities for technologists, meaning they can access senior-level roles at competitive rates, without having to compromise on their location. Organizations are reaping the benefits of creating teams from across the globe, ensuring more diversity and opportunities for collaboration between team members with different skill sets and educational backgrounds. It's a win win for both technologists and organizations!
  • You can design your own work day: Are you more productive in the morning, preferring to take meetings in the afternoon? Or would you rather get your meetings out of the way so you can spend the rest of the day focused on work? Whatever your work preference, remote roles enable you to design your work life to fit around your personal life.
  • Cut the commute and increase your productivity: Why spend two hours or more a day commuting into an office when you can choose a flexible, convenient workspace, at home or at a remote location of your choice? By saving the time you'd spend commuting, you can enjoy a relaxing coffee, spend time with loved ones, or catch up on your to-do-list. By working remotely, you can save money on travelling, and improve your health by aleviating stress and getting more rest - as an Andelan, you could have access to high-quality healthcare benefits too (region permitting). Plus, being a remote worker you get to work to your own schedule, allowing you the time to get ahead on your projects and boost your productivity.

Show us your workspace!

Do you already work from home? Then show us your workspace and celebrate working remotely! Upload a photo or short video of your workspace on social media and tag us! Tell us your remote work tips, offer advice, and share stories about how you combine your work flexibility with productivity. Use the hashtags #ThisIsAndela and #WFH !

If you're seeking a remote role, make sure you join the Andela Talent Network!

Want to be part of the Andela Community? Then join the Andela Talent Network!

With more than 175,000 technologists in our community, in over 90 countries, we're committed to creating diverse remote engineering teams with the world's top talent. And our network members enjoy being part of a talented community, through activities, benefits, collaboration, and virtual and in-person meetups.

All you need to do to join the Andela Talent Network is to follow our simple sign-up process. 

Submit your details via our online application then's —

Complete an English fluency test 's — 15 minutes.

Complete a technical assessment on your chosen skill (Python, Golang, etc.) 's — 1 hour.

Meet with one of our Senior Developers for a technical interview 's — 1 hour.

Visit the Andela Talent Network sign-up page to find out more.

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