A Company Wants to Hire You But

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety One]

They don’t have a tax entity in the Netherlands. What do you do?

The short version is that every single company that extended an offer doesn’t have a tax entity in the Netherlands, so I’m doing a LOT of research on my options / their options for working together. Until we can figure out our relationship, it’s really hard to choose between them.

And, since I’m not a lawyer NOR an accountant NOR a native Dutch reader, it’s slow going.

I’m hopeful that this information, gathered in one spot, will help others in a similar situation.

But first the news:

LIFE happened today and while I meant to pull together a bunch of information, I ended up getting super distracted and so “only” have the series of articles I found without a lot of streamlining.

Without further ado…

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This Is Staycation #LeanderStyle

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eighty Nine]

All day today in Groningen, Netherlands, it hails and then the sun comes out and then it hails and then the sun comes out and then it hails.

Super surreal.

Kind of like how I am enjoying the next three weeks of staycation.

I code and then I #Netflix and then I code and then I walk and then I code and then I #Netflix and then I eat.

Super duper surreal.

But first the news:

Even if I DID want to go somewhere, it’s not possible, so . . . but if I were travelling, I’d want to do the same thing I’m doing now.

Except with the partner and kids.

Or maybe just alone.

I mean, love my family, but … I really like this alone time stuff, too.

Now if only I could somehow have an ocean and sand nearby.

And less hail.

Much less hail.

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Want To Talk At Tech Conferences Like Me?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eighty Eight]

IF your project is open source AND you want to talk with developers, as opposed to companies, then you’re like me.

Once you’ve figured out your voice and jumped down the rabbit hole of new experiences, share your adventures by speaking at technical conferences.

First, check out Toastmasters or Agora Speakers or 10xSpeaker or other speaking resources.

And learn all the things.

Then check out these conferences.

But first the news:

Totally check out this list of Free Software Events, but also here are my favourite conferences that I have spoken at OR know someone who has spoken there.

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Call Guinness?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eighty Seven]

Over the past four weeks I applied to thirty opportunities – twenty-one companies spoke with me sixty-seven times and six extended offers.


Besides luck?

Good question.

But first the news:

Most all of the jobs I applied to without knowing someone first were rejected. Almost all of the interviews were from opportunities found within my network. Built over many many years.

It starts with interpersonal communication and networking over many years. Which, sure, feels overwhelming. But start now. And in a few years you’ll have an extensive network, too.

Put your resume online.

With samples.

Like https://rainleander.github.io/cv/.

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