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Nicole Saunders ๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŒน

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Working Remotely

I really want to start looking for remote web developer positions but I'm not sure where to start. I know HTML and CSS fairly well and I'm getting there with JavaScript. I feel like at this point I can look up anything that I don't know (which I'm understanding is normal even for the most experienced developers).

My question is, do I need to know more before I start looking for a job? If not, can anyone suggest where I should start looking? I really want to get a good start in this field and I'm really tired of holding down jobs that have nothing to do with where my heart is. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Mike • Edited on

My advice to everyone:

  1. Ignore โ€œremote experience requiredโ€
  2. Apply, do the interviews
  3. Show them - prove to them- you can be productive as they expect
  4. say no to the coding challenge unless it has merit and is something they experience often - instead offer to do a challenge with one of their engineers to prove worth
  5. If you think youโ€™re ready, apply for everything
  6. Donโ€™t be afraid to say you donโ€™t know something, but make sure to iterate that youโ€™re happy to learn
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Nicole Saunders ๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŒน Author

Thanks Michael! Any good places to find postings or should I just do a google search and see what comes up?

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rhymes

remoteok.com seems a good place to start, also well known 100% remote companies like Automattic, Buffer or Basecamp

Good luck!

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Nicole Saunders ๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŒน Author

Thanks!

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Nicole Saunders ๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŒน Author

i remember having a profile up on Upwork so I'm glad you mentioned that. Thanks a bunch!

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NaIma shaykh

Hi . i would suggest you to try Microverse.org for the remote job and training as well .microverse.org