We’re LIVE on ProductHunt!

We are STOKED to announce that the Vanhack Slack App just went live on Product Hunt! With VanHack’s Slack App you can Quickly and easily search our database of 177,000+ developers Get direct links to candidate profiles Schedule interviews in minutes Empower your whole team – allow anyone to search for the right candidate Here’s …

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VanHack is one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies!

VanHack places No.39 out of 400 on The Globe and Mail’s second-annual ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies with 3-year revenue growth of 1,314%! It’s so exciting to see our name up on this list. When we started out in 2015 (feels like a lifetime ago!), we knew we had a great idea – but …

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Canadian Engineering Office Setup Guide

Did you know that Amazon, Google, Square, Microsoft, Grammarly, Coursera, and Brex have Canadian Engineering offices? It’s true, many fast growing tech companies are setting up a remote Engineer office Canada. Why, you may ask? Well, mostly to expand their talent pool, hire faster and retain talent for longer all while expanding runway by leveraging …

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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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Top 5 Javascript Developers of the week. Special VHF Edition

The VanHack Virtual Hiring Fair for Women is less than a month away! We’ve had hundreds of fantastic candidates apply for the event, and we’re going to highlight five developers a week. This week, we’re looking at five fantastic Javascript developers. Aline B Aline has worked as a front-end developer since 2010. She has more …

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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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New Features: Interview Scheduling and Chat!

One of the most exciting moments at VanHack is when an interview is scheduled.  We all get a rush of energy knowing that we helped bring a VanHacker one step closer to their goal of getting hired while also helping our Hiring Partner fill a critical position on their team.  That’s why we’re thrilled to …

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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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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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