How Remote Work Is Affecting the Career Growth of a Gen Zer



  • Joshua Roizman is a Gen Zer who started his career as a remote employee.
  • He was excited about the freedom but said the lack of in-person connection is hurting his career.
  • He tried to make connections by moving abroad and meeting up with other remote workers.

This as-told-to essay is based on an interview with Joshua Roizman, a 25-year-old Gen Z employee working a sales job at a fully remote software-development company. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

I was excited about the freedom of a remote role

I started my first full-time job in June 2021, a month after I graduated from UCLA. The job was remote, so I moved back home for a year to work from there. 



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