Dan Yoder, CEO Panda Strike: Hiring Diverse Tech Teams

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Checkout my much-anticipated interview with the CEO of Panda Strike, Dan Yoder. He has over thirty years of experience in all aspects of the software business, ranging from building teams to distributed architecture to business development. 

Dan also has nearly a decade of experience in building and leading remote development teams. He believes that diversity and inclusivity in technology is a strength and a moral imperative and in this wide-ranging interview you'll discover he's POV on team building and how to overcome challenges to thrive in the remote world.

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  • How he’s building his distributed team and the calibre of clients Panda Strike serves
  • How he looks out for keeps the team on track and engaged with
  • A subtle technique Panda Strike used in their job ad to attract candidates who value diversity
  • Overcoming challenges of hiring developers
  • Flipping the interview process to empower the candidate to open up and spark their interest

Meet Your Host: Alex Wilson-Campbell

I’m the Founder of Remote Work Life and a Hiring Strategist, Digital Marketer, Remote Worker Mentor.  I'm also a family man, and want to share what I’ve learned about remote over the last 10 years. I launched my first remote venture back in 2009 when I created a career development portal that attracted advertising clients such as Sony, BBC, MI5 and The National Archive and helped hundreds of job seekers with their career choices.



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Michelle Dale – CEO Virtual Miss Friday – How to create a location independent career that fits your lifestyle

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Michelle is a CEO, digital nomad, online business expert and trail blazer who travels the world working online in the Virtual Assistant Industry. She has been able to create and scale a successful six figure business from the ground up whilst creating a happy values aligned team. All of this while raising a family! Want to find out how?

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  • What she does to figure out what’s right for her and her family
  • The components and crucial ingredients of a successful career
  • Why it’s important to be passionate about your chosen career path
  • Working around family and children: How to balance a productive career whilst raising a family
  • Tips on working remotely and organising daily work schedules around family
  • Skills that are in demand right now and how to quickly apply them in the real world
  • The most important question you need to consider before you change careers

Meet Your Host: Alex Wilson-Campbell

I’m the Founder of Remote Work Life and a Hiring Strategist, Digital Marketer, Remote Worker Mentor.  I'm also a family man, and want to share what I’ve learned about remote over the last 10 years. I launched my first remote venture back in 2009 when I created a career development portal that attracted advertising clients such as Sony, BBC, MI5 and The National Archive and helped hundreds of job seekers with their career choices.



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Derek Andersen – CEO Startup Grind – How to build networks and make friends in the remote world

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We’re spoiled with the presence of yet another Remote CEO rockstar in Derek Andersen who is at the helm of a successful business that’s driven by values and a mission that focuses on community and building friendships. Communities, friendships and networks are so important for you to grow your location-independent career and Derek shares his insights on how to find and grow your tribes so that you can optimise your search for remote opportunities.

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  • Why it’s important to identify and articulate your values (even if they’re aspirational)
  • The common misunderstanding of work-life balance and what it means in the real world
  • He talks about the power of networking and the value of meeting new people face-to-face
  • Tips on how to make new connections and break the ice even if you find it difficult to start conversations
  • How to pick a niche to operate in
  • How remote working is likely to evolve over the coming years
  • Derek’s opinion on the likely characteristics and natural fits for his team of remote workers 

Meet Your Host: Alex Wilson-Campbell

I’m the Founder of Remote Work Life and a Hiring Strategist, Digital Marketer, Remote Worker Mentor.  I'm also a family man, and want to share what I’ve learned about remote over the last 10 years. I launched my first remote venture back in 2009 when I created a career development portal that attracted advertising clients such as Sony, BBC, MI5 and The National Archive and helped hundreds of job seekers with their career choices.



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Darcy Boles: Director Of Culture & Innovation, TaxJar From cubicle to working nomad manager: how to convince the CEO that you’re right for the role

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Are you trying to figure out what separates the good remote companies from the not so good? Or, are you wondering what’s it’s like to work for a fully remote business. Maybe you’re wondering which opportunities suit you you’re not having success with your applications. 

Remote Hero Darcy tells us how she made her dreams -of traveling while working - come true  by positioned herself to transition into remote a remote career path. HINT: she didn’t use a job board. And she reveals some of the crucial tools - many remote companies use - that could help you stand out when applying for a remote position.

 

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  • How Darcy went from little or no remote work experience to secure a management role
  • How she and her team stay connected and build a community to keep loneliness at bay
  • The benefits of being a working nomad and tips on how to build your personal network
  • Fundamental skills for modern remote workers and a surprising personal quality that might help you to ‘break down’ cultural boundaries  
  • How to deter companies that hire remote workers and keys things to do to improve your chances of success

Meet Your Host: Alex Wilson-Campbell

I’m the Founder of Remote Work Life and a Hiring Strategist, Digital Marketer, Remote Worker Mentor.  I'm also a family man, and want to share what I’ve learned about remote over the last 10 years. I launched my first remote venture back in 2009 when I created a career development portal that attracted advertising clients such as Sony, BBC, MI5 and The National Archive and helped hundreds of job seekers with their career choices.



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Nick Francis, CEO Help Scout: How to survive and thrive working remotely

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Nick Francis is a Remote CEO Hero of the highest order and has had an integral role in moulding Help Scout into one of the very best, fully-remote, value-based businesses on the planet.  Nick and his team have built a multi-million dollar, work-from-anywhere business with an awesome culture at its heart. During this session he shares great tips on the importance of understanding a business's culture to find aligned opportunities and feel like you're part of a team.  

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  • Benefits and challenges of working remotely and who it might and might not suit
  • The most important skills to thrive in a remote environment and a key value that makes remote work, work
  • How to thrive in a remote culture: contrasting cultures in co-located and remote businesses 
  • How Help Scout has built a diversity of thought and a thriving ‘players-first’ culture
  • The Help Scout hiring and on-boarding process
  • Tips on how you can optimise your productivity

Meet Your Host: Alex Wilson-Campbell

I’m the Founder of Remote Work Life and a Hiring Strategist, Digital Marketer, Remote Worker Mentor.  I'm also a family man, and want to share what I’ve learned about remote over the last 10 years. I launched my first remote venture back in 2009 when I created a career development portal that attracted advertising clients such as Sony, BBC, MI5 and The National Archive and helped hundreds of job seekers with their career choices.



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