Getting hired as a remote developer — my experience

Working from BioLAB in Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Completed profiles across Remote (Dock), StackOverflow, Github, Angel
  • Discussed an opening at a remote-first startup with an Engineering Manager on a mutual Slack forum, referred onwards to internal recruitment
  • Tumbleweed rolls across my inbox, invested time on 11 more bespoke job listing applications
  • Christmas approaches, quiet time for hiring, take a break from the search
  • Still nothing exciting in my inbox, dig through archives to touch base with past clients and recruitment agents
  • Added “Looking for Work!” to LinkedIn status and personal website
  • Made roughly 60 impressions on LinkedIn (visiting user profiles), mostly recruiters
  • Subscribed to two feeds on JobServe, one with just keyword “Remote”, the other keyword “JavaScript” and location “Remote”
  • One lead especially engaged, quick to respond
  • Interview at 8.00pm the same day
  • Contract signed later in the day