If you want to upgrade your career and bootstrap your way into working for international companies and startups, this is your chance: meet The Developer's Guide to Working Abroad.
What you will get
This guide will teach you a systematic way of finding and applying to tech companies with increased chances of getting hired.
How to find a job
Hundreds of new jobs for developers are posted on the internet every day. You can easily find them online at sites like remoteok.io and careers.stackoverflow.com. If you walk around the streets of San Francisco, you will see job ads everywhere.
We'll even show you how to find "secret" jobs that aren't announced yet. And of course we'll teach you how to read job ads right - don't get intimidated by terminology you don't understand!
But these companies are looking at hundreds of applications.
What makes you stand out from the crowd and make it through the interview process?
The way you apply for jobs plays a big role in whether these companies will follow up with you or not.
The number one step to successfully reaching out to tech companies is writing a compelling cover letter—and that is precisely what we are going to help you within the first part of this book.
Interview like a Pro
Once you get invited for a phone or in-person interview, we'll help you prepare.
Every interview process is different, and none of them is perfect. But there are typical questions and code challenges that are continually used by US tech companies and startups, and you can take advantage by preparing ahead of time.
Getting hired is not luck; it is a science.
No matter if you are looking to join a distributed team and work remotely or want to find a company that will sponsor your relocation to the USA, we've got you covered:
- Stand out from the crowd when applying for international developer jobs
Write a compelling cover letter and quickly customize it for every job you apply to
- Understand what skills you should or shouldn't mention depending on the job offer
- Tips and tactics to find jobs and get found by companies looking to hire
- How to practice and excel at phone and in-person interviews
- Understand your value and be ready to negotiate your salary
- How to get the H-1B visa to work in the United States
- The most frequently asked questions about the H-1B visa answered
- How to build connections that can help you land a remote job
Interviews with foreign developers who've moved to San Francisco on an H-1B work visa. Read about their experiences and their #1 advice to you!
Who is this Guide for?
- You're a software developer
- Interested in working for a US or European company
- You speak good English (can you read this without problems?)
- Want to relocate to the US or work remotely
- You have a degree or several years of work experience
- Looking for a long term career, not a quick fix. This is hard work.
- Ability to reflect on your situation and skills honestly
- You want to improve your skill set to increase your career potential
Who is the Guide not for?
- We won't teach you how to code or speak English
- There are no hacks or quick fixes
- You'll have to work for weeks or months to get a great job
- If you have neither a degree nor work experience, relocation to the US will be nearly impossible (you can still work remotely, but it'll be harder)
What's the format?
The Guide comes in PDF, mobi, and ePub formats. Read on your computer or the eReader of your choice. In full letter-size PDF, the Guide tops out at around 80 densely packed pages.
Meet the authors
Max is a German developer that relocated to San Francisco soon after graduating from college. Felippe is a Brazilian developer that has been working for remote startups around the world for the last three years. They built this guide to help you do the same, whatever path you choose.
Let's get started!
The most valuable skill you can invest in your career as a developer is Job Hunting. If you are serious about upgrading your career and becoming an international developer, this is your guide.
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