One of the challenges when starting out in your career are concerns about finding remote jobs due to a lack of experience. This often comes down to a lack of certainty in your abilities. Analyzing your skills helps with this and builds confidence.
Before we get into answering the question. Since you do not have much work experience, you will increase your chances of landing a junior developer job if you showcase your skills.
As a junior developer, there are many places where you can do this.
Communities to showcase your skills
You can contribute to open source software like WordPress by helping fix bugs creating your own plugin that performs a task needed by the community. You could create a theme or spend time cleaning up code.
Join Github repositories, and contribute to projects. Help people on StackOverflow with their coding issues. Create videos on YouTube, write posts and articles on LinkedIn; both have big audiences to tap into.
Create a profile on these communities with an up to date photo of you. Craft a bio that highlights your area of expertise and link to your resume or portfolio site to show that you’re actively seeking work.
Where can I find Remote Jobs as a Junior Developer?
Once you have showcased your skills, it’s time to start searching for remote jobs as a Junior developer. The more prominent places are remote job boards like remotive.io and remote.co, with many developer opportunities listed.
Another site is Crunchboard from Techcrunch. It has a surprising number of Junior developer opportunities available when writing this.
A few remote jobs boards focused on developer and engineer roles are new on my radar. Arc() is nicely designed and makes it easy to find jobs. Wellfound focuses on opportunities for startup companies if that’s something you’re interested in.
Get creative when searching
As mentioned numerous times on the Remote Hive, never focus only on remote job boards. There are lots of strategies you can implement. Create a list of employers you would love to work for and reach out.
Engage with companies on social media and showcase your skills. Tell them that you want to gain experience and are prepared to work for a trial period or work experience if you are still studying at university.
Many companies, huge brands like Apple, Google and Facebook, advertise junior developer jobs on their careers page or social networks.
Get creative and find new ways to gain experience.
Not ready to apply for remote jobs as a Junior developer?
Finally, I need to say that you should not get disheartened if you are unsuccessful at applying for remote jobs as a junior developer.
Spend the time while searching for work, on showcasing your skills, advancing your knowledge and learning new skills. There are a ton of resources to check out online, here are a few:
Women Who Code is a nonprofit community for women in tech with events, coding resources, jobs, and mentorship. Hashnode is an online community where developers share knowledge and help other members.
FreeCodeCamp is a nonprofit organization that helps people learn to code for free through thousands of videos, articles and coding lessons.
Hopefully, this quick guide has answered the question, where can I find remote jobs as a junior developer? Please do not be afraid to reach out and ask a question because I am here to help you succeed.