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Freelancer Identity Theft: It Happened to Me—Here's What You Should Know

by Relja Damnjanovic

Freelancer identity theft happens all the time. In fact, someone’s likely had their identity stolen as you read these words. Let’s hope it wasn’t you. In this post, Toptal Software Engineer Relja Damnjanovic shares his story about freelancer identity theft and offers lessons for freelancers, who don’t want to learn things the hard way.

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Time Management Secrets of an Efficient Engineer

by Dmitry Ryazantsev

Freelancers work flexible hours, but this convenience comes at a price: They have to manage their time better than on-site professionals. However, it also means they're free to optimize their routine and achieve exceptional efficiency. In this post, software engineer Dmitry Ryazantsev will guide you through the ins and outs of personal time management, leaving little to chance. What good are great rates if you waste hours each week?

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Encouraging Action And Timeliness In A Remote Workplace

by Kate Scheer

Synchronizing productivity for interdependent team tasks can be a hassle even in the best traditional workplace environments. Add in the inherent challenges of a remote team, and the hassle becomes two-fold. But it doesn't have to be. Toptal's Technical Editor Kate Scheer takes us along on her journey to inspire timely content from her remote authors, and her communication recommendations cross into other realms of remote work.

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Advanced Tactics for Highly Collaborative, Remote Teams

by BREANDEN BENESCHOTT

Any time you’re physically out of the office or working with someone who isn’t next to you, you’re working remotely. At Toptal, working remotely is a productive and efficient reality that we evangelize to our clients, while practicing what we preach. In this article, Toptal COO Breanden Beneschott shares great tactics in operating highly collaborative remote teams.

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Don't Be Fooled: Calculate the Real Cost of Employees and Consultants

by Hyam Singer

It's astounding how few business owners properly account for the real cost of their labor. This article presents tried and true methods -- including an online calculator -- for calculating the real cost of your employees and consultants, enabling you to perform a sound financial analysis when faced with the "employee vs. consultant" dilemma.

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How to Travel While Working: The Traveling Engineer's Survival Guide

by Breanden Beneschott

As Co-Founder and COO, Breanden Beneschott has been effectively running Toptal, a venture-funded company growing hundreds of percent year over year, while traveling across the globe. Breanden shares his tips and experiences as a successful traveling engineer and entrepreneur, including his perspective on the benefits of this new lifestyle.

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Hosting a Tech Conference for a Software Developer Network: The CordobaJS Event

by Ramiro Agustin Palacios

Beyond its beauty, in recent years Córdoba has been enjoying a rapidly growing reputation as a technology center, one that may soon rival Buenos Aires as Argentina’s main technology hub. Last month, Toptal coordinated and hosted a highly successful and well-attended JavaScript Technical Conference in Córdoba, Argentina. Read about how the event came together and the vibrant network of software developers in and around Córdoba.

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Busting the Top 5 Myths About Remote Workers

by Scott Ritter

With an 80% increase in the remote workforce from 2005 to 2012, there must be more to the picture than meets the eye. This post pulls the rug out from under 5 of the most prevalent myths about remote workers, with a specific focus on the software development industry.

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In Search of the Elite Few – Finding and Hiring the Best Software Developers in the Industry

by Hyam Singer

Effective interviewing and hiring is as much of an art as it is a science. Nonetheless, approaches and methodologies do exist for evaluating the more subtle dimensions of a software developer’s skills and abilities. When used collectively, these techniques yield a highly effective screening process with a proven track record of success. That process is what this post is all about.

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