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As a Software Engineer, how did you get your first gig?


by @jmnsf6yr  | 4 comments

Hi guys,

Iโ€™m planning to start working remotely come October and was wondering what are the best strategies for getting a first remote job? Iโ€™ve stumbled upon many that are US-only (Iโ€™m in Europe) or for seasoned remote workers, so Iโ€™m wondering it thereโ€™s some โ€œhackโ€ to get the ball rolling.

Would love to hear your stories :smile:

Joรฃo

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Have you tried approaching your current employer about switching to a remote position?

Alternatively previous employers or other contacts you have built up over the years are also good places to start.

The advantage is that those are people who know your skills, so it makes it easier to sell yourself, as they should know your skill level already. Selling the โ€œremoteโ€ part can be tricky thoughโ€ฆ

Here is an article I saw this morning which can help with that:
http://www.businessinsider.stfi.re/6-tips-for-convincing-your-boss-to-let-you-work-from-home-2015-8?IR=T&sf=vjdow

As mentioned in the article, a trial period is what I always suggest as well and usually worked for me over the years when I tried to convince resistant employers to allow me to work from home.

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I was actually sort of remote working on my current employer, but not in Software Engineering, and I donโ€™t want to continue in that position.

I also wish to leave the Portuguese job market for several reasons and that entails getting a position outside :smile:

Thanks for the tips and link, Iโ€™ll check it out!

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have you looked here: https://www.startus.cc

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I hadnโ€™t! Thank you, there are a few jobs here that werenโ€™t in other listings.

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