How to work remotely on programming
In this article we will learn how to work remotely on programming, how to earn in dollars working for foreign IT companies
Hey you programmer, ok? So let’s see how to work remotely in IT, earn in dollars and be happy! 😀
In this article maybe I touch some wounds, so I’ll apologize in advance so you don’t curse me later
Know-how in English
The language in which most programming materials are found and also one of the most spoken languages in the world
Practically all companies abroad that you are looking for a job will require a certain level of English, that is, to work remotely on programming you need to know English.
To make it clearer: you will communicate with the team in meetings, what you are doing, describe your tasks, communicate decisions you had to make
And you also need to be able to present your ideas clearly in meetings and explain how you intend to solve a future challenge.
For this, you need at least advanced English, this is one of the biggest barriers when looking for a job abroad.
I also suggest doing some tests and interviews, so that you can measure what you still lack in English to actually get a job.
Who knows, maybe you will get the job? 😀
Later, we will talk about where to get these interviews with foreign IT companies
Another relevant point is the technical level required
Realize that the company is not looking for candidates outside the country where it operates because it only wants a global team
But because it needs highly capable professionals, which the company cannot find in its country
This being the second limiting factor for those seeking oppotunities from abroad
Usually the requirements are very high, at the level of a senior professional here in Brazil
And even if you apply not having all the requirements, the famous “I guarantee myself”, the CV reviews are very strict, 99.9% of the vacancies have a test to enter
This test will usually test the part of your programming skill plus your communication skills.
So even if you passed the first part of the interview, which is usually a profile alignment, where they just want to get to know you better.
The technical test part will put the proof that you can express yourself and explain what is happening in your code
I’ve seen two types of approaches to technical interviews:
Pre-determined project with a deadline of a few days for delivery;
Live coding of any problem that is directly related to the company;
In live coding, as you can imagine, you need to comment on what the solution will be and what you are thinking or the way you want to solve the problem presented
If the test is the same as the first approach, most likely you will be asked to explain how you thought of the problem before solving it.
So in addition to high skills, good technical communication will be required.
I would like to reinforce that companies abroad take the recruitment processes much more seriously than here in Brazil
Be careful not to send your resume to a recruiter too often if you don’t meet the requirements, as you could be permanently eliminated from that company’s opportunities
Where to look for vacancies
There are several sites where you can find jobs and freelance jobs to earn in dollars or euros.
I’ll put the ones I know well, that is, I’ve already applied and I’ve already also hired candidates
Firstly, Fiverr, this site is for those who want to look for more punctual work from a distance place
It is one of the biggest freelance sites and with a well polished system for both the client and the freelancer.
Fiverr is very competitive in terms of price, as you may know there are people from all over the world who also want to earn in dollars like you
Other currencies are even more devalued than the real, so it also pays off a lot for these people
RemoteOK is aimed at jobs, whether to make a career in a company or also projects for a longer time
There you have a list of companies and you can search for the ideal job for you, in several areas, not only programming
The salary of the position is usually displayed and also sometimes the company puts a location delimitation
For example: US company that only accepts applicants from North America
This is due to time zone issues, which is very important and if it is not limited by region, the vacancy may be limited by a maximum time zone, and also by the language the candidate speaks.
My next recommendation is WeWorkRemotely, along the lines of RemoteOK, both sites work similarly
Only this one you need to enter the vacancy to see the full description of the job, and if it’s your cup of tea, apply for the vacancy
A cool curiosity that I haven’t mentioned yet is that companies pay to be on RemoteOk and WeWorkRemotely, further increasing the seriousness of the service
And my last indication is for StackOverFlow, it has a jobs area, where you can find remote jobs too
However, it is not focused on remote, you end up finding in-person vacancies
It worthes taking a closer look 🙂
How to receive from abroad
The best company that I never have problems receiving from abroad is Payoneer
Super uncomplicated, very fast registration and approval
Most companies abroad work with them, and after requesting the withdrawal, you receive it within one business day.
However, there are times when the money falls into my account on the same day, pretty cool right?
So guys, I believe you have all the information to work remotely on programming and also earn in dollars or euros
You have seen the necessary requirements, where to get a job and also, very importantly, how to receive your salary or freelance payment
I wish you good luck! 😀