5 Sources for Developers to Look for Jobs

Here are 5 sources for developers to find jobs along with some valuable tips and information to help you along the way.

5 Sources for Developers to Look for Jobs

Recently, I have been seeing a trend from developers who are having trouble finding work. I've gotten dozens of emails from very talented developers asking if I know where they can get jobs that are secure and stable.

The short answer is no. I cannot make promises but I can help you find sources for jobs that are related to your needs.

This is why I do what I do here on Noted. I understand working on Open Source projects is not an ideal money maker (but it definitely can be) and that is why I donate back to the community. I do my best to help promote the projects I find interesting and that appeal to the Noted audience. But I know getting stars on your Github page is not going to pay your bills. However, it can lead to a possible Github sponsorship.

Before Applying for Jobs

Before we jump into looking for jobs, be sure to brush up on your skills and have a well tailored resume ready. I recommend checking out Reactive Resume!

One great thing to add to your resume is participation in events such as the Google Summer of Code. Often times the events within pay well! Here is an example of one of those projects coming this summer from the creators of Borgbase / Vorta. Contributing to FOSS projects is a fantastic way to get experience. So if you do, be sure to add that to your resume too!

Create your Brand and Know Your Self Worth

Starting a small business is something many developers do, however, most of the time they don't do it right! Often times people will finish a code camp and dive right into applying for jobs. That's not ideal because companies won't know who you are or what you are capable of.

To do this, you need to build a brand around yourself. You already have the skill set to build a custom website for yourself and you should have one. This is how people will define who you are and what your proficient skills are.

Have a presence on social media as often as you can. Networking with other people in your line of work is key to building your brand. Get on LinkedIn most importantly.

Write articles to attract traffic to your business. Start now because the SEO process can be slow but very powerful. Create content that will encourage people to subscribe to you and eventually pay for your services. I wrote a guide on how to self host your own Ghost blog and that is a great starting point. What's better than building and designing your own website? How about hosting it yourself on your own homelab! Talk about a great, geeky conversation piece!

Develop an open source project. Something small that won't take up too much of your time to keep the feature creep to a minimum. Set boundaries for the project and use that project to show off your skills and attract opportunity.

5 sources for developers to seek work

These sources are only a starting point so keep that in mind as you scroll down. What's more important is what I already mentioned above.

Hacker News Jobs

Hacker News, AKA, Y Combinator has been a very popular platform for American technology startups. They also have an active job board where you can browse open developer positions.


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r/RemoteJS on Reddit

While not your typical job board, Reddit can be a valuable place to find jobs in your field. r/RemoteJS is just one of many.

We Work Remotely

We Work Remotely is the largest remote work community in the world. With over 4.5M visitors, WWR is the number one destination to find and list incredible remote jobs.


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Just as a tip, if you use a job board such as the ones recommend above, it's always a good idea to look up the company on LinkedIn to find out who the CTO is. This can help you get ahead of the game and jump right to the recruiting lead.

Final Notes and Thoughts

You will find much better results using job boards that are specific to your skill set. There are endless resources at your disposal if you have access to a computer.

Don't forget, the internet is your weapon of light. Use it to build a name for yourself. The ball is in your court and it is up to you to make the next move!