Remote work offers many advantages, from finding a better work/life balance to earning money in stronger currencies. Most importantly, it allows you to extend your research globally and access opportunities you might not find locally. If you are employed in the tech industry and are fluent in English, there is no reason you should not explore these options.
Since it’s a topic that has been brought up multiple times, I tried to compile some of the insights shared on Women Make. Whether you want to try this working style or explore new opportunities, here are a few tips from the community.
Remote work advocates
Firstly, the best thing to do to find opportunities and get informed is to look for the voices in this field. Here are a few people you can follow.
Steph Smith (@stephsmith on Women Make)
Founding member of Women Make, Serial Maker, Senior Analyst at The Hustle. She gives tons of advice about remote work and growth mindset on her blog.
Head of Design at Product Hunt and YourStack. She’s a full-stack designer specializing in iOS and responsive web design. She created Remote Stories.
Head of Remote at AngelList. He invests in startups that improve remote work with his fund remote first capital.
In addition to these, a lot of our members work remotely like @gimmeacamera, @Clo_O, @juliegoat, @justirma, @auareyou, @madamelic, @rosiesherry, @Lynoure, @laradurrant, @momakes, and many more. So feel free to ping them or ask your questions on Women Make.
Remote job boards
There are many remote job boards available, so I only selected a few. Anyone looking for a remote job can receive interesting offers from these.
@abinaya_rl created Remote Leaf, a space where she aggregates remote jobs by hand from popular remote job boards, company career pages, Linkedin, Reddit, Facebook, Hacker News Hiring. It’s 100% remote jobs and filtered based on skill category and location restrictions.
Founded by Pieter Levels (He’s a supporter of Women Make)
RemoteOK aggregates all remote jobs from lots of different sources with over 25,000 remote work positions for digital nomads and remote workers.
These companies have remote-first teams and are well known to share their practices regarding remote work and how they manage it.
Buffer is a software application to manage accounts in social networks, by providing the means for a user to schedule posts, as well as analyze their results and engage with their community. They are big remote work advocates and wrote articles on the subject.
Toptal is an exclusive network of freelance software developers, designers, finance experts, product managers, and project managers in the world. They have a blog with good insights about freelance and remote work.
Gitlab is a web-based DevOps lifecycle tool that provides a Git-repository. They also have many posts on their blog about the topic.
Recruiting Brainfood is a solid newsletter on the future of work/hiring created by WorkShape.io’s CEO Hung Lee.
The Memo is a newsletter created by Chris DeLuca. It helps people interested in working remotely to find remote jobs at early-stage startups.
This is a non-exhaustive list of resources, so feel free to share your tips and tools on how to find a remote job in the comments.