This is the third post in a series highlighting part-time remote job seekers within the tech industry. We ask guests a bit about what they are looking for and their remote working routine. Our goal here is to connect job seekers with each other as well as get the word out to employers that they are available.
For this post we virtually sat down with front-end developer/designer Kristopher Van Sant.
Could you tell us a bit about your professional background and what type of position are you looking for now?
After doing various web design and development tutorials just for fun, I decided I wanted jump in and pursue web development as a career. I took the the Front-end Web Development course at Bloc to help bring me up to speed and give me the confidence to find work. After completing the course I focused on freelance web design and development. Now, I’m looking for a position as a front-end web developer / UI developer, where I can contribute what I’ve learned thus far and continue to grow my skills.
What is one of your professional accomplishments you are most proud of?
Last year I really pushed myself out of my comfort zone and experimented with new things more than I ever had before. With this came writing my first ever tech post. It might not seem like much, but it was a huge accomplishment for me and really helped me level up.
What topics are you looking to learn more about in your next role; in what area would you like to grow?
How long have you worked remotely? Do you have any tricks or tips regarding working remotely?
I’ve been working remotely as a freelancer for about two years now. The biggest helpers for me are to make a game plan at the beginning of my week and then to make to-do lists at the beginning of each day. Each week and day looks a little different for me so this really helps to keep my priorities in order. I also use Asana to plan for everything, whether it’s work related or not.
What do you do to make working remotely comfortable?
I wish I had a puppy! I’m sure that would make working from home even more amazing. But until then, I make sure I have some sort of noise on. Whether music, a show, podcast, or using the Noisli app. Working from home alone can be lonesome at times so having things like these in the background are really important for me.
What is the best way for employers to see your work and get in touch?
Thank you so much for chatting with us Kristopher!