What is pointer?
With today's workforce moving towards flexible working hours and locations, Pointer provides the opportunity for businesses to fill positions with the best candidate for the job, regardless of where they live. Pointer also provides a platform for small businesses or individuals to find contractors or freelancers to complete small jobs or contracts, rather than employing full-time staff.
Think of Pointer as a matchmaking platform, but for remote work! Employers post a role, and if your profile matches the criteria, you receive an alert. If you wish to be considered for the role, simply accept! The employer is sent the 'matches' and the interview process goes from there.
Why use Pointer?
Pointer is dedicated to creating an even playing field for professionals looking for jobs that can be conducted from home. It gives employers the opportunity to engage not only with people living in cities, but also with the network of highly qualified and experienced professionals who live in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia.
Pointer is passionate about finding the best person for the job, regardless of where they live! If you are interested in remote work or interested in employing remote employees, head to our 'Register' page.
Jo grew up in NSW’s Snowy Mountains. She attended boarding school in Sydney for her high school years, before moving to Wagga Wagga to study a Bachelor of Education at Charles Sturt University. She has spent time living abroad in the US and the UK and has travelled extensively through Europe and South East Asia.
In 2013, Jo establish a comprehensive learning and tutoring business which, went on to operate in three regional towns in southern NSW. Since 2014, Jo has worked remotely as a sponsorship manager for a Sydney-based corporation. This role was the motivation behind co-founding the sponsorship and event management company Agri Alliance, which operates in the agricultural industry in 2016.
The idea for Pointer came when assessing employment needs for Agri Alliance. Jo and her cofounder had been discussing the concept of outsourcing roles within the company to people with a far better knowledge and understanding than themselves. Jo began to look at her own network of highly qualified, professional friends who were living in regional areas. She realised that it was not only Agri Alliance that would benefit from their skill set and experience, but others would as well. These professionals were being held back from remote employment due to lack of awareness and opportunity, and so Go Remote was born!
Following a name change and rebrand six months after launch, Pointer is now the one stop shop for candidates to find remote work, and a hub for employers to find the best person for a role, regardless of where they live. View Jo Palmer's LinkedIn profile here