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General Discussion

Questions about remote positions

Anyone currently have (or have had) a remote position as a designer or front-end developer? Is the position you were difficult to find or was there plenty to pick from? I'm just looking for a little perspective on working remote versus working in an actual business.

Thanks!

1 Answer

Georgina Bertheau
Georgina Bertheau
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Hi Mark!

I currently work as a recruiter for devs, specially in Latin America, and this is actually what got me interested in learning Web in the beginning. I would suggest looking for job boards designated specifically for remote positions. There is one called Authentic Jobs which has a really nice interface and has some really cool jobs posted. There is also one called We Work Remotely which is also quite useful. For designers you could also look on the job boards of Behance and Dribbble, I have heard great things from these job boards and we have actually used Behance several times for recruiting Web Designers. There is also FlexJobs which you have to pay for an account, but their database seems pretty large in comparison to others so it might be worth to try. If all else fails, I also like to search directly for companies with remote teams and look at the jobs that they have posted on their own company websites, I have found a few really cool things looking like that as well. In general I feel like web developers and designers have the biggest selection in terms of remote work because all the new tech startups are using all these new business models that tend to be more flexible.

This is my first time answering a question on the forum, so I'm not sure if I'm giving you enough info, but I really hope this helps! And if you have any questions about what I posted just let me know, I'm trying to be more active in the community.

Georgina

Hi Georgina, I appreciate your post on tips on job searching, however, what I'm looking for is any experiences, advice, etc. that other Treehouse member might have in having a remote job rather than a in-house position.