| ||Ask HN: Looking to branch out into remote work, how to start|
258 points by hamstercat 6 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 71 comments |
|As the title suggest, I’m trying to learn more about remote work to find better opportunities than what is available to me locally. Where should I start? Any tips about where to look for work, how to make my resume attractive, what to look out for, etc. I’m not in a hurry to change, I want to learn what I can before and make an informed decision. I’m interested in a full-time job preferably as an employee.|
I don’t know if it helps, but I’m a full-stack developer with 8 years of experience, located in Canada. Up-to-date with the latest web frameworks (React/Angular/Node.js/TypeScript) and have mostly worked with C# before that on enterprise software, with a bit of React Native on personal projects. Have worked in both back-end and web front-end projects depending on the need of my employer. My GitHub profile is pretty bleak, but I have personal projects that are public.
Also, will I need a work visa if I’m to be employed by a US company, even if I work from Canada? Do US companies typically hire you as a contractor or can you be employed as an employee? I’m asking because contractors usually have no benefits here, including holidays/vacation/sick days, insurance, company-paid parental leave and all other perks so it has a huge impact on effective salary.
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