Getting a new remote job in tech is tough. Especially when you don't live in the United States. There are a lot of companies that are not willing to hire candidates from Europe.
When you apply for a job, you need to make sure, that the company is OK hiring an engineer from your country. Do it as early as possible. If you don't, you may be disappointed one day.
It happened to me once. I was in the recruitment process, got positive feedback and I was informed that I passed to the next step. Unfortunately before receiving the next task, the company let me know that they changed their mind. They decided to not hire anyone from Europe.
Alright, let's go back to the main point: where to look for your next remote job as a mobile engineer?
Unfortunately, none of the job boards is perfect. Sometimes they make life easy and have basic filters like
Worldwide. But usually, you need to make your own research if the company is fine hiring remote software engineers within the EMEA timezones. Here are the recommended job boards:
Hacker News - Who is hiring
Every month on Hacker News there's Ask HN: Who is hiring? thread. A lot of companies all over the world put their current job openings. There are tools created to make searching easier like https://kennytilton.github.io/whoishiring/. You can filter job offers by including keywords like
mobile and excluding
Here's a sample thread: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29067493
Another good way of finding a job offer early is to search for it on Twitter. You can search for
remote iOS job,
remote Android job or any other job-related keyword. I recommend searching for it on Tweet Deck as it makes a job easier: https://tweetdeck.twitter.com.
Here you got two options. First, you can search for the proper keywords. Another one is to reach out to recruiters directly. Try to find recruiters that specialize in mobile recruitment.
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