Communicating remotely often means communicating with people from other cultures which in turn leads to you having to adapt to foreign cultures and communication etiquette. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Be friendly (but not overly friendly).

In American culture especially, friendliness is required by the rules of professional politeness. Asking: “How are doing” or “How is your day going” can go a long way. If you get this kind of question, it’s better to go beyond the typical “I’m good”, or “I’m ok, thanks”. Say something more, either work-related or not, just to break the ice…


Remote work has become ubiquitous, especially in the software industry. Over the last few years you may have heard terms like remote-first, remote-friendly and distributed — all relating to different types of teamwork structure.

Remote-first implies that remote / online communication is the default. You and your colleagues may be co-located and work in the same office but all critical communication is done via digital channels (Email, Slack, Zoom etc.).

Remote-friendly companies simply allow their employees to work remotely as much and as often as they wish. Granted, most companies these days are forced to be remote-friendly, however, I think…


It’s Friday night and you just made the best pitch of your life to someone who seemed really interested in your brand. You’re bouncing with excitement and can’t wait to start a new business relationship that’s going to change your life. The weekend goes by and the new week rolls around. You hear nothing back on Monday…or Tuesday…or Wednesday. You remember them saying “we’ll keep in touch” at the end of your conversation but now you start getting worried if that person is ever going to get back in touch with you. What should you do? Should you email them…


When you set up your LinkedIn profile and put it out online, your hope is that it will get seen by the right people and convey the right impression.

So how do you accomplish just that?

First, let’s think about who might want to look at your LinkedIn profile:

  • Recruiters looking for candidates on LinkedIn
  • Recruiters checking out your profile after reviewing your resume and/or portfolio
  • Your peers wanting to get a more complete picture of your experience and skills (keep in mind that if they like your profile, they are more likely to recommend you for a job or…

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” — Albert Einstein

While the restrictions imposed by the lockdown have been a hard pill to swallow, as a founder and a CEO of English For IT, I was happy to notice that my team has grown more engaged and productive than ever. Here are some key learnings and takeaways we picked up along the way:

More work…but remote

Adapting to the changing environment has actually created a whole new scope of work our team had to tackle. This involved:

  • Advertising and launching new online courses
  • Shifting all work processes to the online…

Все хотят учить English For IT. И это прекрасно, мы научим)

Кому нужен English For IT ?

English For IT нужен всем, кто работает в IT. И это не только IT-инженеры, а также менеджеры, рекрутеры, консультанты, HR, которые работают в IT.

Что собой представляет этот English For IT?

На самом деле большая часть — это словарный запас. Ведь вся специфика English For IT заключается в специальных словах, выражениях и конструкциях, которые IT-специалисты используют в работе. Следовательно нужно учить слова!

Не секрет, что большенство айтишных слов IT-специалисты итак знают без помощи преподавателя английского, и даже могут научить им любого желающего, но…

Anna Gandrabura

Helping remote teams bridge the cross-cultural communication gap. Founder & CEO @ www.english4it.online & www.annglish.com . Co-founder @ https://hiretool.io/

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