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Mid-Level Software Engineer at Taro Community2 months ago

Hi, I'm a SDE2 level software engineer from India. My parent's health is poor, and I can't leave my town for that reason. However, there's no tech scene at this place, so what would you suggest I do?



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    Tech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero
    2 months ago

    Sorry to hear about your parents - Family comes first, so it's definitely the right call to stay with them.

    When it comes to getting remote job, it's important to understand that the demand is far higher than the supply, especially with Big Tech's overwhelming push to RTO. When it comes to advice, I don't think this drastically changes how you approach the job search: You just need to make extra sure that you excel and get things right:

    1. Have an extremely sharp resume
    2. Apply to a lot of roles
    3. Make every opportunity count by masterfully communicating with the recruiter to figure out the interview type

    If anyone has any recommendations on top-notch remote job portals (particularly those that cover India), please share them! I did some quick Googling and https://www.flexjobs.com/ seems decent.

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    Tech Lead/Manager at Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    2 months ago

    There are some dedicated platforms for remote job opportunities, e.g. RemoteRocketship available on the Taro Perks page: https://www.jointaro.com/perks/

    Longer term, it's about networking, and networking is about adding value. See the very relevant talk from the Twitter Eng Director about networking so you never have to apply for a job.