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6 Tips to Get Better at Coding Interviews

Hey, there! Welcome to another episode of the VanHack Podcast! It’s Aline here, from VanHack Premium, where I am responsible for the Technical Interview Practice, and I’ll be your host today. So, let’s start a new series here, which I just decided I’ll call “Interview Hack”, and in this first episode let’s talk about Technical …

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Global Mobility: Helping VanHackers relocate since 2015

Getting a new job in a foriegn country is a fantastic feeling. It’s the culmination of a lot of hard work and brings with it the promise of a new life. We’ve helped over 1000 VanHackers get jobs abroad, and we’re still thrilled everytime someone gets hired through us.  However, we also know that moving …

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Invite your friends to join VanHack and earn $500 CAD

VanHack is all about our community, and we are always getting recommendations from VanHackers who tell their friends about us. But did you know that you have a way to invite your friends and earn $500 CAD when they get hired by a VanHack partner? Meet VanHack’s Invite a Friend Program. How does it work? …

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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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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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10+ Product Launch Checklist Items for Companies with Startup Cultures

I make a few assumptions with this article; that you are already sold on the idea of The Lean Startup; that you believe in building The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) as a way of bringing products (or major features) to the market, and maybe you have even read the book The Lean Startup by Eric …

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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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Tackling UI complexity with State Machines

This is the first in a series of technical blog posts contributed by VanHackers. Today’s post is by Carlos G. Carlos is a Senior Software Engineer with 10 years of professional experience developing web applications for local and international companies. He’s worked with React, JavaScript, Electron, NodeJS, and Golang among other technologies for developing web …

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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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