There are a few decisions that truly redefined my life and the way I see things. Starting to work remotely was one of those. More and more people and companies are embracing remote work. Technology has enabled us to manage small to large teams online without having to meet everyone in a physical office. Technology has also enabled us to find more work online and today there are tons of options for where people can find remote or freelance work online.
Recently I got the chance to talk a little bit with the creator of FieldEngineer, a platform that enables engineers to work online and connects big telecommunication companies with qualified workforce. Today, his website gathers more than 15,000 engineers from 137 countries. Moreover, as of April 2017, 4,500 jobs from 45 different companies have already been completed on the platform, proving that it works and at the same time, it is effective for both, the engineers and the companies.
There may be some of you who don’t know what I am talking about, therefore, let’s shed some light upon this platform and why do I think it makes a great step towards progress in freelancing.
Since the dawn of civilization, humanity tried to constantly adapt to the environment and create new ways of taming it. Technology helped us thrive and develop as a society but it also helped us become more effective in everything we do. As time passed, we’ve learned to build better tools, better houses, and better communication technologies. Now, a few decades since the Internet was introduced to the masses, things seem to move faster than ever.
One of the things that had been changed by the communication technologies of today was the way we work. More and more professionals are able now to work from home or remote locations and thus, be more effective at what they are doing. Moreover, the companies are not limited to the labor they find locally, as they have access nowadays to an entire world of highly skilled professionals.
„Through my 20 years in telecom, I’ve seen how big of a disconnect there is – between the field engineers trying to find meaningful work and the frustrated service providers who know there is talent out there but don’t have a way to find it quickly or efficiently. This is why we’ve invented a new field workforce model for the telecommunications industry” Malik said in a recent interview.
As a former AT&T employee, a serial entrepreneur, and a computer engineering graduate, he knows what he is saying. He knows how hard is to find remote jobs and how hard it is to come in contact with employers and peers. They are all scattered across the world, they are using different means of communications, different freelancing platforms etc. Field Engineers fills the gap that exists between these parties and lessens the interactions between them.
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