REMOTE WORKING IN IT. HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL COMFORT AND PLAN YOUR DAY?
Doing work from almost anywhere in the world has many advantages, but it requires a person working in such a system to be well organised and self-disciplined.
Flexible working conditions are sought by more and more people who are employed and apply for their dream job. As indicated in the ninth edition of the report created by Antal company, entitled "Activity of Professionals and Managers on the Labour Market” - every second candidate browsing the job advertisements would decide to consider an offer if it included flexible working hours. Moreover, a lot of offers include the possibility to work remotely. This is a trend visible in the IT industry.
PROGRAMMERS AND TESTERS ARE LOOKING FOR REMOTE WORK
Remote Job or Home Office are phrases that can be found more and more often in job advertisements - especially in the IT and logistics industry. It is not surprising, because to perform duties in such a mode, it is necessary to have a computer (which is often provided by the employer), stable Internet connection, and appropriate skills. As shown in the report created by the No Fluff Jobs platform: Remote Work in IT 2019, the option of remote work appears most often in advertisements for specialists at the Mid and Senior level - this is as much as 93.7% of all job offers in the Home Office system. This is because people with more experience already can organise their work well. There is a greater certainty towards them that they will meet their obligations within the specified deadline. On the other hand, 70% of those seeking remote work are aged 25-34. According to the data, there are 31.9 applications per one remote job advertisement for Juniors, the average for Mids is 18.7 applications, and for Seniors - 16.4.
In the context of remote work, most offers are for Back-end (37.9%), followed by Front-end (18.9%) and Fullstack (16.1%). For people who want to become a tester, the number of ads represents 5.5% of the total.
HOME OFFICE - REMOTE WORK WITH MANY ADVANTAGES FOR BOTH EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYERS
There are many advantages to working remotely. However, to undertake it, you need to prepare a place in your house / flat, which will become an office. First and foremost, the workstation must be comfortable - it should be quiet, allowing you to focus and thus eliminating the possibility of making mistakes. People who previously worked among a large number of people may initially feel a certain discomfort due to the prevailing silence and the lack of opportunity to conduct conversations with other employees. The lack of distraction positively affects the productivity of such employees, and they can arrange their daily schedule according to their needs.
The advantages of remote working include:
- Saving money for both the employee and the employer - the subordinate can perform his duties from any place he chooses, and he does not incur costs for commuting to the workplace. The company, in turn, saves funds that would have to be spent on preparing and maintaining the workplace.
- Less stressful work - no commuting problem, eliminating late arrivals.
- Flexible working hours - possibility to take a longer break during the day (e.g. to walk the dog).
- Lack of location barriers - the employer may look for an employee on a nationwide scale, while the candidate may apply for a job living outside the city in which the company's headquarters are located - 47% of people seeking remote work live outside major agglomerations.
- The possibility of combining the role of a parent with professional responsibilities.
The disadvantages of remote working are:
- Need to develop certain habits - good organisation of own work, increase self-discipline.
- The ability to solve problems independently.
- Other household members have to respect the fact that the person working remotely is at work during certain hours, even though he/she performs professional duties at home.
- Constant access to a fast and reliable internet connection.
Remote working, although it has many advantages, cannot be done by everyone. A person who wants to go for such a mode of work must be disciplined and very well organised. What is important, such a habit can be acquired quite easily if learning programming is done remotely. Schools, such as Coders Lab, allow programming courses to be conducted without leaving home, so people who want to take up remote work will develop in themselves the regularity and responsibility of performing duties in the comfort of their room.