You need a developer, and the first thing you do is you go on a job board. You pay from around $100 to $400 to make your job listing visible to candidates for about a month. In Europe the pricing is even higher than in the US with some job boards charging $1,000! That is only for a single post and an opportunity to scroll through hundreds of random resumes that will make you question the whole job board industry and the sanity of the world. …


Part 3. How to pass the application process

You are one in 27 million. According to the Global Developer Population and Demographic Study, that is the number of developers worldwide now, that will increase to bizarre 45 million by 2030. Even though not all of them work remotely, the competition for remote tech jobs remains huge. The million-dollar question is: How do you stand out?

First, do your homework. Second, use the best tools and techniques for your job search and find only the most relevant roles. Finally, market yourself effectively to potential employers.

Our goal is to help you approach the application process in a fearless fashion…


Part 2. Tools to find the remote employer of your dreams

Legend has it that Steve Jobs found his first job as a video game maker in a newspaper, and Jack Dorsey just showed up in the office of a company and said he wanted to work for them. By 1997, about 20 percent of companies recruited online. Now a hiring manager would probably block you immediately if you give them a cold call, but nobody will ask you if you have a LinkedIn profile. Of course, you do!

The variety of job hunting tools is so huge that it makes all newcomers rub their hands with joy and shake with…


Part 1. Lessons to learn before you start your job search

Every year the Oxford English Dictionary chooses a Word of the Year — a word that has become prominent or notable over the course of twelve months. This year something went wrong. The OED described 2020 as ‘a year that has left us speechless’, meaning a year that cannot be summed up in one single word, and a bunch of words was chosen to reflect 2020’s ‘ethos, mood, or preoccupations’.

Marvelously, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of two words since March: remote and remotely. The majority of businesses would have moved away from the traditional office…


Hey, I’m Ksenia, Co-Founder of 6nomads!
It’s Halloween, and I’m launching a series of investigative interviews with talent who have found work using our platform. What’s the connection to Halloween? I don’t know; I think I just needed some reason to start (and to do an homage to Scully!).
So… I will reveal to you the case files and how it ended!

Truthfully, we are curious to know how things turned out for our candidates months after their employment, and we also want to inspire others with their examples, to show that talent can and should always look for the…


To dive you into a topic, we usually give an inspirational quote from someone cool. This time will be no exception.

“Our flexible-work philosophy is one reason we use the unique hiring process: we have to go to great lengths to identify people who will thrive in our culture. <…> Nothing you do for your company has as much impact as putting the right people around the table. The aphorism is true: You can’t manage your way out of a bad team. …


“We’re passionate about what we do, not about working schedules.”

As the 6nomads team, we decided that we wanted to organize something special again and, thus, we bring you Remote founder stand-ups:)

The idea is simple: no perfect slides, no spotless speeches repeated dozens of times, no discussing the obvious. Instead, we want to initiate friendly, remote startup Founder, CEO and CTO conversations that are intensive and thought-provoking, but still informal and fun for everyone.

This time we spoke with Marcelo Lebre, CTO at Remote.com, a fully distributed HR tech startup, which has raised $11 million in seed funding about a month ago. …


This is an updated version of Vol.1

“It’s clear that Covid has changed a lot about our lives, and that certainly includes the way that most of us work,” Zuckerberg said, announcing that half of the company’s employees would work from home. Google told employees that many workers who can do their jobs remotely should plan to do so until 2021. Twitter decided to give up on timelines altogether — telling most employees they can just work from home forever. “Office centricity is over,” Tobi Lutke, CEO at Shopify, said in a tweet.

All these big and small steps, temporary…


“If we increase the load, we would be learning where our system falls apart, but we wouldn’t be learning about what the user needs in particular. So we try to keep the load down.”

As the 6nomads team, we decided that we wanted to organize something special again and, thus, we bring you Remote founder stand-ups:)

The idea is simple: no perfect slides, no spotless speeches repeated dozens of times, no discussing the obvious. Instead, we want to initiate friendly, remote startup Founder, CEO and CTO conversations that are intensive and thought-provoking, but still informal and fun for everyone.

You all using Zoom, of course, but do you know about Grain? Grain is a tool that helps take note of important moments during Zoom calls and turn them into video highlights playable right within…


Rules, tools, articles

A. Daily stand-up meetings
B. Retrospectives
C. Communication standards
D. Icebreakers
E. Water Cooler

Finding the best ways to communicate with your team is imperative when you’re not working face-to-face, because you’re missing most — if not all — of the context of each person’s situation.

А. Daily stand-up meetings

The daily cadence ensures everyone is communicating and synced with what others are working on. When individuals are keeping everyone informed, they’re reminded of how they’re contributing to the team and are held more accountable for moving their projects forward. It also gives their teammates an opportunity to jump in and offer to help.

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