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2020-01-23
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kwladyka20:01:18

Can you share your story how did you get a remote Clojure / ClojureScript job with company inside US while you live outside US? My story is simple: all companies refuse to hire me, because I live outside US. But one day CEO of company X found me on linkedin and he just wanted me because of my experience, so it was this one time when things happen very easy. What is your story? Share also if you are still looking.

victorb10:01:21

I've done this in the past, not neccessarly a Clojure / ClojureScript job (although, right before I stopped working for the company, I did write Clojure during the daytime for that job). The way it happened was that I found their open source code interesting and started contributing in my free time. After a while, they were hiring remote position (in fact, entire company was remote) and I applied, and got the position

victorb10:01:48

let me know if you have any specific questions. This is one of those things (just as you acknowledge) is very depending on the context/job/company

kwladyka16:01:15

Are you working on B2B agreement?

kwladyka16:01:19

In last month after deeper research the topic I have this impression to find a remote job in US contractor can’t look a job as contractor, but as 1 person Agency. But this is something not common in US so just thinking how to go deeper into the topic. Because this is also not a freelancer. People in US don’t hire contractors outside US and have different definition of this word, than people in EU. All in all my conclusion was to promote myself as 1 person Agency / consultant or something like that instead of contractor. But I would like to hear other stories to get right conclusion.

victorb12:01:23

@U0WL6FA77 basically, I had my own Freelancer company in Spain (called Autonomo) that was doing invoices to the american company. I'm not sure what they called the arrangement on their side, probably contractor or something similar