Hello everyone and Happy New Year 2021!
I have been in this community for some months and participated sometimes, I would like to share some details of me and open the debate.
I'm a software engineer with almost 4 years of experience on office-work as a backend developer at a big bank in Mexico City (I'm Mexican citizen). While I was studying at my university I heard about remote work and was really interesting to me, but one of the main requirements for that kind of job was years of experience in the field, so I left that aside for a while.
Due to COVID pandemic, everyone went to a home-office and I started to see again news and articles related to remote work, that brought me here. I took the courage and started to look for remote work opportunities since last September. It was a bit harder than I supposed, from making an attractive CV, filtering for opportunities where I had more chances to be a good fit, and get interviews, and so on.
On October and November, I had some job interviews, but I didn't receive so much feedback. Some of those interviews let me pass to coding challenges or more technical interviews but I started to have difficulties there.
I started reading Atomic Habits by recommendation and that helped me to start building good habits and improve my skills, and here I am now, starting year, I would like to receive some advice to finally get my first remote work.
I have determined a kind of deadline to achieve my objective, which is before April 2021, and in my previous months I had noticed lots of things:
- There are a lot of jobs that are only specific to people with permission for work in the US. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places, but, Do you know some boards or places to find job offers that don't restrict by your place of living?
- As I read in lots of articles, communities help a lot to increase the chances to get job interviews, I am having troubles to find communities of software engineers working remotely. Is someone here who could help me to connect and have better networking?
- To be honest, sometimes I think that it is really complicated to jump into a remote job, I try to keep on track and avoid negative thoughts, but not always is so easy, Do you have some experiences or advice for me to manage this situation?
I will be eager to read your comments! Thanks