I’m a mid-level developer who’s already worked a couple of jobs in the industry.
I’m looking for work again, but this time I’m closing my search down to companies I actually find remotely interesting. The requirements are intentionally picky as there is no urgency, I just want to find the right job with a sustainable salary.
Due to this, I’m having a slightly harder time finding work than usual. I can’t help but feel that I’m doing nothing but wasting my life, if it’s being used to primarily benefit shareholders rather than the community.
- Remote required
- Benefit the community (like Coil, TransferWise, or anything privacy-centric)
- Developing open-source software is preferred (like Element, Sentry, or Automattic)
- Non-profit or social enterprise would be nice (like Wikimedia or Creative Commons)
Does anyone have any advice on how I might increase my chances of finding work if my primary goal is finding a company that cares for community interest?
My current plan is stick it out with personal projects and open-source contributions, while I browse and apply to whatever stands out on job sites like the ones mentioned above.