First of all I’d like to say that I really enjoy the Pangian community and think it’s a great idea. Since networking is a far more effective way of getting a any kind of job, I consider it a useful tool in my search. That being said, I get quite a few interviews through remote job boards too so I still consider them important.
However, I have to add a criticism/suggestion here. The Pangian remote job board is heavily biased towards USA-based remote jobs. This is despite the philosophy behind the name. While I understand there are a LOT of remote jobs in the USA, for me and I’m pretty sure many other non-USA Pangians, the job board is pretty useless. I would actually consider upgrading to pro except, again, the job leads aren’t for people based in other parts of the world. I tried out FlexJobs once and I think it is a great service, however I ended up asking for my money back because most of the jobs were in the USA therefore rendering the platform basically useless for anyone outside of North America.
There are plenty of remote jobs outside the USA. I wonder, how can we make so that Pangian is inclusive of the entire world in terms of job leads? Bear in mind, I’m not opposed to my next remote role being in the USA - I would just appreciate roles that accept non-US remote workers.
Has anyone else had this problem on an otherwise brilliant remote work platform? Would be great to hear suggestions and how you’ve gotten around it. Personally I’ve signed up to several (small but effective) remote job agencies with an international and/or European focus. I also apply to local companies and then ask about their remote work policy. That’s pretty much how I found my last remote role.
Have a great day guys,