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20 Women Hired in 2 Months via the Women in Tech Hiring Fair

Diversity from Day One   Since the early days of VanHack, we’ve been committed to helping companies build more diverse tech teams to fuel their growth. We really felt the problem of only  26% of computing hired being held by women and men make up significantly more than half of the job applicant pool in …

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VanHack celebrates the milestone of 1000 candidates hired

When VanHack was born in 2015, we couldn’t imagine the impact we would have on so many lives. And we started 2021 achieving a great milestone that makes us really proud to announce: we have more than 1000 candidates hired!  VanHack has been working hard for the last five years to build a borderless world …

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5 biggest mistakes on your profile

Hi everyone! Welcome to another VH podcast episode. Today we’re going to discuss the 5 biggest mistakes on your international profile and some tips to help you. First, let me introduce myself. I’m Camila Ferreira – Premium Community Manager at VanHack – and I invited Marina to discuss this topic. She’s a Success Specialist at …

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Stephen

How Stephen got hired as a Senior fullstack developer in Canada

Stephen is a fullstack software engineer from England. He has 15 years of experience and he got a job in Canada through VanHack. In this VanHack Podcast episode, we talked to him about his experience, his job search process and how everything happened for him. Stephen also shares valuable tips and insights for VanHackers who …

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Your dream job is much closer than you think! Join VanHackCON

2020 got us all by surprise driving us to rethink, reinvent, and rebuild ourselves. Many of our dreams had to be postponed. This doesn’t mean we’ll abandon them though. So, now it’s time to get back on track! To help you revamp your plans and improve yourself on your journey to the dream job abroad, …

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Interviews

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 Interviews 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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