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Brian Barbour

I find that remote jobs are infinitely more competitive than local jobs when it comes to landing interviews or even getting responses.

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mattmatt

I understand that though. When working remotely you're asking a company to take a lot more on faith, especially early in your employment with them.

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Adrien Giboire • Edited

Why should that be?

You can set up light process/habits to keep track of one's doing on a daily basis. Like a short sum up at the end of the day to keep track of what your fellow developers did and will do.

Been a few years working remotely, no one ever had problem with me and never had problem with anyone. Or if there was, it was detected fast.

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Brian Barbour

I've worked remotely at a few jobs. I think if you can't be trusted or aren't getting your work done because of at home distractions, then it's super obvious.

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Adrien Giboire

Exactly.

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Alex K.

That's not the only reason. When you're applying for a remote job you're not competing only with the local talent, but quite often with the applicants from all over the world, which of course makes landing the job more challenging.

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David Kamer

I imagine that freelance experience would go a long way.

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Loïc Coenen • Edited

And this totally makes sense. There is maybe 10 companies hiring in my area, but it's a small city, so there won't be thousands of developers to pick from. Make that global, and there will be 10000 companies to apply to, and that much people to compete against. It goes both ways - more people apply, but you have much more opportunities as well.

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Paresh

couldn't agree more! The another challenge is not all "remote" jobs are 100% remote. Either they are remote within specific country/region or remote only few days a week.

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Boris Borisov

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