By Mary Lister
The luxury of “working from home” is turning into an expectation from employers. According to Forbes, 68% of U.S. workers say that they expect to work remotely in the future. It’s rare to find a company that wouldn’t allow you to work from bed when you come down with the flu, but it can be trickier to find a spot that would want you to work remotely 100% of the time.
Whether it’s to feed your travel addiction, assuaging relocation fears, or the office is simply in an undesirable location, working remotely can be a great solution. In this post, I’ll outline a few ways to find a remote job and how to optimize for productivity once you land it.
Where Can I Find a Remote Job?
When you’re first starting to consider working from home permanently—or even traveling for an undetermined amount of time and need a flexible job—it can be intimidating. Luckily, finding one is simpler than you think! As popularity increases, job boards meet demand by specializing in remote careers. Check it out!
This online board allows job seekers to look for jobs that are unrestricted by geography, and it is constantly being updated. Simply search by title or skill to find a career you can start anywhere in the world! If you are an employer looking to hire a remote employee, it’s $200 for 30 days per post.
Boasting 33k postings from 4.6k companies, FlexJobs exists to serve part-time, freelance, and remote job searchers. The goal is to provide employees with a “job that fits into your life, not a life that fits into a job!”
Founded by the same woman as FlexJobs, Remote.co helps companies hire, train, and manage remote employees. They have a helpful blog, Q&A’s for employees and employers, and job listings.
4. Remote OK
Providing a daily listing of remote employment opportunities, Remote OK also sends email updates when new jobs in your category are posted. Though it is most common for telecommuting employees to work in tech, Remote OK also advertises employment opportunities outside of the tech industry.
5. The Muse
Advertised as the “ultimate career finder and guidance destination,” the Muse offers behind-the-scenes looks at job opportunities on-site and remote. You can search for jobs by selecting a location (remote) and keywords—or, if you know a company that hires remote positions—you can check out their culture!
More of a community for employers and employment seekers, this platform allows companies to post freelance work and hire those who apply. Though generally not fulltime, it is a great way to get your side hustle on, without having to commit to going into an office. The catch? Upwork does charge a service fee based on how the client is billed…but you can get hired and paid fast!
To use this giant job board to find a remote position, simply input “remote” in the “where” field. You can also upload Go to the full article.