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How to track all your job applications with the VanHack Job Pipeline

If you are serious about your job search, you are probably applying for jobs at VanHack, LinkedIn, other job boards, groups, and so on. But how do you keep track of how each application is going if they are not at the same place?  Perhaps you’re using a spreadsheet, or simply writing things down. And …

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Simplify international payments with VanHack’s partner Deel

If you have hired remote workers (or are considering it), you’re bound to have run into the question of paying them. Many companies in Canada and Europe are realizing that paying employees in other countries isn’t necessarily as easy as it seems at first glance. You need to think about taxation, compliance, and a whole …

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Juliana’s Story: Changing Careers to become a Developer

This blog post is very special for VanHack. Our colleague Juliana recently switched careers within VanHack. She went from a customer success role to joining the VanHack tech team as a front-end developer. Juliana has no prior experience as a developer. She didn’t have a formal degree in software engineering or a related discipline. What …

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Hiring Your First Developers: A Guide for Startups

You may be an ultra-focused entrepreneur who has struck a winning startup idea, but you probably don’t have a broad enough skill set to cover all scenarios. In today’s increasingly tech-driven business world, having a robust developer team is critical. This is particularly true if you lack the programming capabilities or have sufficient time to …

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What’s the difference between a Site Reliability Engineer vs a DevOps Engineer?

DevOps and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) are two developer software ideas that on paper may seem similar. Yet while both titles work much the same way, there are some key differences worth knowing about.   As DevOps and SRE aim to streamline and connect an operations team with development, choosing between the two is tricky. …

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VanHack’s Statement on the Executive Order issued by US President Donald J. Trump suspending the entry of certain categories of legal immigrants

VanHack was founded on two principles: “Code has no accent”, and “The Internet knows no borders”.  The belief that every person  – no matter where they are in the world – deserves the chance to lead the best possible life that they can is deeply embedded in VanHack’s culture.  Every day for the past five …

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Success Case: Sakshi’s Journey from India to Canada

Sakshi and her husband moved to Canada last month. Her amazing story tells us the importance of never giving up – and always dreaming big. She applied for more than 500 jobs before finding success! Here’s her story, in her own inspiring words. Congratulations Sakshi! My Success Mantra The secret is the law of attraction! …

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How AON3D Hired a Senior NodeJS Developer from VanHack

Working with VanHack, I was pretty amazed that out of the gate we had people with 15 plus years of experience. I would say that a good 60-80% of our candidates were phenomenal! Nicholas Nadeau, Engineering Manager, AON3D Q. Hi! Tell us a little bit about yourself and AON3D I’m Nicholas Nadeau, I’m the engineering …

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Success Case: How Bruno got hired as a Head of Engineering in Germany

With VanHack, I completed my profile and in less than a week, I started doing interviews. I think I did around four, if I’m not mistaken with VanHack. Then right off, one of them was already the job offer. I think from starting to the end was around one month Q. Tell us a little …

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Success Case: How Vinicius got hired as a .NET developer in Montreal

I applied for a couple of jobs before the help of VanHack and I didn’t get the jobs. And then with VanHack on my first interview I went through and I’m here now. VanHack did help us on getting hired abroad. Now my wife is really happy here. We’re happy in Canada and it’s a …

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How to pay remote workers – your questions answered

As companies start to look into Remote Hiring, there’s one question that frequently comes up – how do I pay a remote employee? You may think it’s as easy as “Make an international bank transfer”.. but there’s a bit more to it than that. Let’s look at the various aspects you need to consider when …

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Relocating to Canada during COVID-19!

VanHacker Camilo Barreto recently moved to Vancouver from Colombia after getting a job through VanHack. Moving to a new country takes some effort at the best of times. Camilo and his family were undeterred though, as they knew this was the culmination of something they had been working towards for a long time. The flights …

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How to create an amazing VanHack Profile

Have you started to create your VanHack profile and stopped mid-way through? Or perhaps you have created your profile, but you’re not happy with how it looks. We’ve heard your feedback and have created the Ultimate Guide to Crafting a Successful VanHack Profile! Download it by clicking the image below. If you have any questions, …

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A Free Guide to Remote Hiring and Onboarding

We’ve created a guide to help you kick-start your Remote Hiring processes. This is based on 5+ years of operating as a fully-remote company, as well as our experience helping over 800 candidates get jobs in Canada and the EU.  Most of the candidates were interviewed and hired entirely remotely. Here’s what we cover VanHack’s …

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Success Story: How Ramiro got a job in Montreal

Ramiro Rincon moved from Colombia to Montreal, and has a great story to share. Finding a job abroad requires dedication and hard work, and Ramiro’s story exemplifies this. Over to you, Ramiro. Ramiro’s Story I’ve been always willing to live in other places since I was little, but I also knew that in order to …

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