I started applying to jobs on remoteok.io and other similar sites and have been wondering how other people are approaching these sites.
I’ve been freelancing and consulting since 2009, but have never applied for a job “the normal way”, so I was wondering how other people are doing it. Are you sending CVs and cover letters or are you doing anything creative like videos or other such things?
Personally, I’ve wrote up a CV and hired a guy to write cover letters for me. I think the letters he writes would work well for corporate jobs (or for anything that has an HR department – he uses a lot of these HR buzzwords like “cross-cultural” and “highly motivated to develop my professional skills” and stuff like that), but I’m not sure if this stuff is appropriate in a startup context.
Please don’t interpret my post as “I want a job, please help me” because it’s not that. I’m just curious how everyone else is doing it. Specifically for non-tech non-design jobs (things where you can’t easily point to things and say “I made this”). As I said, I never applied for a job and don’t know so many people that have and I’m sure my mom is not the right person to ask.
I’d also be curious how many applicants positions on remoteok.io etc. usually get, in case anyone knows.