How to get a remote web development job?

How to get a remote web development job?

In this fast-growing world, remote work has been accepted very commonly, and it has become a part of many industries mainly technology. These tech companies commonly allow their workers to work from home and whatever place they might find feasible. Remote workers can work for extended hours even while they are traveling. Some of these people may work full-time from home. Digital nomads are people who work remotely full-time even while traveling or living in different locations; they basically take remote work to an extreme while living their life at its best.

The benefits of working as a remote worker are if a worker has a family who likes to travel a lot, he/she can work comfortably. The only requirements in such a situation are an internet connection and a laptop. These remote workers can have many potential lifestyles as they are not bound by a particular location to work from.  The mutual cord among these workers is the ability to earn money while living away from home. All these things help remote workers to work away from their house for an extended period of time, which is why web developers are more suited to become digital nomads, or we can say, remote workers.

Feasibility to become a remote web developer:

There is greater feasibility nowadays working as a remote web developer, as the laptops are extra compact and more powerful than ever which allows the developers to carry them throughout their day easily and fast and free internet is also available throughout the world these days which just increase the efficiency of these web developers.

With the growing technology and new advancements being made a web developer can use chat tools like Slack to communicate with their clients, video conferencing also be performed using Google Meet all they need is a laptop and an internet connection; Slack integrations such as Screen Hero also allows more than one remote web developers to work like as if they are on the same desk.

These are reliable ways of communication for them. Web developers are primarily working in a native cloud environment that does not differentiate between accesses from a public library of any city and SSH access from the main office of any company. On the contrary, this lacks of restrictions may cause some security threats that we also have to the treatise.

As we have discussed the feasibility of becoming a remote web development in detail, so we will be moving on to how to get a job as a remote web developer. Following listed are four steps that you can use to actually get a job:

Finding your Motivation: You need to find your motivation before starting to work as a remote web developer. As you will be your own boss, you better find your motivation before starting the work from home or any place other than the office.

 If you don’t like your work, you will start feeling cozier in your bed, especially when no force on earth is forcing you to get up. All your weekdays will start feeling like weekends, and you will become lazier. Moreover, if you ever hated being in the client's success at the office, you will definitely it even from too.

It is a fantastic experience to have a remote web developer job as it provides you opportunities of living your life as you want it while loving the work you do. But you need to make sure if it suits you personally before striking on a remote work board.

Searching for dream remote job:

While finding yourself a job as a remote web developer, you may find it hard to search an option for “remote work” on any website, and you may be shifted into the category of “freelance.” We have actually searched some amazing sites for you that gives you an option of remote work which are:

  • Remote.com
  • Remote.co
  • WeWorkRemotely
  • Jobspresso
  • Flexjobs
  • AngelList
  • Pangian

Once you start searching for a job on these sites, you will notice some common and familiar companies and leaders throughout the remote work. Before taking any job, you also should know the difference between partially and fully distributed companies. Distributed companies are those that do not have an office where workers can sit and work together. The word partially distributed represents those offices where some workers might share a space in the city while fully distributed means that all the employees work remotely.

As a remote web developer, it doesn’t really matter if the company is partially and fully distributed, as you will still be getting a job as a remote worker. We would highly suggest you read Q/A before taking any work just to get the idea about the company and how it all started.

You will also be interviewed by HR directors and VPs of HR, so you must be ready for some technical questions related to work such as where did you learn web designing? Did you join any online web development training program? Whether you joined any online coding Bootcamp? And you have to answer them truthfully. So good luck.

Must know what employers are looking for:

You must know that employers always look for trustworthy people who can be trusted at the time of crisis and people who know love what they do. As a web developer, you need to know the fact that the more you love your work, the better you can perform. Being able to love your work means the more creative you can be with your work, as you will understand the concepts and ideas of your employers. Diversity is always valued in this field.

Remote distributed companies prefer to hire web developers that are passionate about their work, which again explains to us the first point why motivation is essential here. A web developer possess many different talents you can quickly gain the attention of the employers by discussing with them the knowledge you have about different programming languages (such as python, java, JavaScript, C++ and many more), the courses you took online to enhance your web development skills and online researches you made to learn new things in this outgrowing field.

Crafting your resume

Before starting any job, you need to make a resume, and for the case of remote web development, it is also quite similar. Your resume must be the cherry on the top after your interview. Some people might hesitate and are not able to show off their skills in an interview; therefore, your resume should speak what you were not able to. You can even show your talent and passion by making something of your own as a sample of your ideas, intelligence, and creativity.

The job application for a remote web developer is not hard; it is just a bit different from regular web developer jobs. If you are able to show your passion for your work and are able to immerse yourself in the remote community, you can easily separate yourself from other remote web developers.

About The Author
Web Development Team Lead

Zsolt Nagy

Zsolt Nagy is a web development team lead, mentor, and software engineer living in Berlin, Germany. One of his well-recognized pieces of work is “ES6 in Practice” which covers the complete developer’s guide. He has a unique blend of experience in developing web projects and software consultancy with a proven track record of 15 years. He currently leads a Frontend Engineering team at Sociomantic Labs and mentors 10 leads and 35 software developers. He also has expertise in establishing processes, elements of Kanban, and structuring reporting lines.