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Discussion on: A List of Companies that Hire Jr Devs for Remote Positions

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Luka

I still think that a junior developer would benefit greatly from having more experienced people in the vicinity, that he or she can ask for help.

Being remote would mean would have to use Slack or some other messaging application to communicate your problems, which is often a problem for juniors, because they don't know yet how to explain the problem correctly or which terms to use.

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Adam Lombard (he/him) Author

While I agree there are benefits to direct access, I'd like to offer two additional thoughts:

1) Junior developers may live in a region with few-to-no tech opportunities, and relocation may not be an option for a number of reasons.
2) There are definitely companies willing (even enthusiastic) to tackle the challenges of hiring junior remotes. For example, DHH recently tweeted about Basecamp's great experiences hiring remote junior devs.

My goal here was to create a resource that connects these two groups.

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Luka

I didn't want to imply that hiring remote juniors or getting hired as one is a big no-no. You have to weight your options. Getting hired remotely is still way better than not getting hired at all.

Sorry if it sounded like I was bashing your post :) I think you did a great job :thumbsup:

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Adam Lombard (he/him) Author

I didn't feel bashed, and I appreciate the feedback. 🙂