Curious what the feedback has been from existing companies who are opening up to the idea of hiring talent that may not be “local.” Is telecommuting and virtual roles - whether mid-level up to C-suite truly going to become the new normal? As people interview for jobs amidst COVID19 layoffs, new strategies, new opportunities - is the “new normal” really virtual for staff and leadership?
I sure hope so, now that I live in Barcelona, where jobs are scarce and pay pennies compared to jobs in the US. For tech design and patternmaking I think it’s hard, as most designers I’ve worked for really want you present in the fitting. I think it would be harder for me to see a fit problem through my laptop monitor than IRL. But if I got that 5k monitor I saw the other day…
Companies doing 3D development would benefit from remote tech design and patternmaking. But for companies who don’t use it I think it could be hard.
I’m also hoping the industry becomes much more open to remote candidates; it would be such a boon to my job search. As a designer, I’ve successfully worked remote in the bridal/social occasion categories, but those companies had their systems well in place, including on-site assistants handling various admin duties; I flew in for fittings, sketch selections, etc. and of course the overseas studio visits. I spoke with a recruiter a couple of weeks ago and asked him about this; he said he’s seeing companies being a little more open to this option, BUT most of them just don’t have systems in place right now to successfully carry it off, so it will be a while, I think.
Wild isn’t it??? Silicon Valley boomed over 10 years ago, startup tech continues to lead as does ecommerce - once again - and companies are still weak in their technical infrastructure. “Hope” seems to be the theme of America across multiple channels