Remote working· 5min January 20, 2023
Who knows what the job market in 2023 will bring? What I do know is, software engineers remain in high demand, how we find new opportunities is evolving and the demand for remote jobs continue to outstrip supply.
To that end, whether it’s your first or 100th remote interview, make sure you have done everything in your power to stand out in a noisy job market!
So, without further ado, here are my five top tips to help you land that dream remote software engineering job in 2023;
Yes, even software engineers need a personal brand! Sure, it’s self-promotional and (dare I say it) on the cringy side. But done well, it can open amazing opportunities.
Here are some ideas to get you started;
Hey, a little self-promotion won’t hurt 😜 I promise.
95% of hiring teams use LinkedIn. Whether you’re a fan or not, having a tip-top LinkedIn profile will pay dividends. So, fill out ALL fields and start attracting those dream remote opportunities.
Here is how you can build a strong LinkedIn presence;
These job boards are great places to start your search for remote engineering jobs:
💡 Why not also Google “top remote companies” to get a good idea of who’s hiring for remote jobs. Follow, like and engage with your favourite ones! Finally, use remote work hashtags such as #remote #remotework #goremote #workfromhome #hiringnow #hiring #remoteculture #remoteworker #remotefirst #wfh #remotejobs #homeoffice. They work well on all platforms from LinkedIn to Twitter.
Just as you would for onsite interviews. Remember, you only get one chance at making a great first impression.
Here is how to increase your chances of smashing those remote interviews;
For some, looking for a new job opportunity can be an exciting and rejuvenating journey. For others, it can be a daunting and stressful one. Also, your interview skills might be rusty, you may have multiple interviews on the-go, or both.
To track your interview progress whilst avoiding burnout, may I suggest you;
Before applying to that dream remote opportunity, get on LinkedIn and find out if you have any existing connections at that company. Companies love referrals and often have lucrative referral schemes! Go on, get that“in” 😉 Worst case scenario, connect with the hiring team and express your interest in joining their company. It’s a win-win!
There you have them, my top tips for landing your dream remote role in 2023! You might already be doing some or all of them, but hopefully there are a few takeaways that you can start to implement today. If you need any further advice, feel free to reach out to me!