Where do you search, for remote-friendly, work-from-home jobs?
It’s a big challenge that still, in 2021, many large jobs boards do not allow you to filter by remote-ready /remote-first options in job seeking – for example, Indeed.com, the largest job listing site in the world still requires you to enter a location in order to to run any search.
As such, if you’re looking for a fully remote role, you’re left with the specialised job boards. And all too often these are oriented at technical specialisms, because this field has always hired niche dispersed skills in a remote way, and some of them built these sites to support their own hiring needs.
You can find non-technical jobs online though, and here are some great places to start:
*Just Remote offers a freemium model for your job search, with some listings open to browsing, and paid tier (which is $6 for your first month) which gives access to roles they describe as unadvertised. Even the free listings include a range of senior roles, for a good spectrum of employers/industries, in addition to more typical WFH roles.
One thing I immediately like about Dynamite Jobs is the clear indication of geographical parameters, because we all know that remote doesn’t always mean global. Created by the team behind the Tropical MBA podcast, the site is aimed at startups to help them make good hires, and what’s good for them is usually good for the candidates as well. So definitely worth a look.
Yes, AngelList is all about startups, so that means a multitude of tech jobs. But startups need a variety of different skills, and you’ll find lots of variety here. Many of the firms advertising have just secured funding, and you’ll be connecting directly with founders rather than recruiters. So if you’ve dreamed of landing a ground-floor role at the next Unicorn, this could be a good place to start. You can set tailored email alerts for positions of interest.
One of the longest-established remote job sites, FlexJobs has an unusual business model, in that you the candidate pay them a subscription fee, to access the majority of their listings. You also get access to lots of supporting services such as career coaching and resume reviewers, and an extensive range of resources. You can take skills tests, and host your portfolio online as part of your membership too. They pre-vet listings, and curate the roles very well, so you can search very granularly for the right job to apply for, and the listings include freelance gigs as well as employed positions. From $14.95 it’s a pretty sound investment in a career next step.
EU Remote jobs
It’s not always straightforward for employers to hire people to work for them from anywhere in the world even if they want to, but it’s frustrating to find your dream remote role and then to learn they can/will only hire US-based applicants. So, this is a good site for those based in Europe /EMEA, and those particular time zones too seeking global roles.
Remote OK is top heavy on technical and software development roles, but I wanted to include it for honourable mention due to the clarity of each listing on one important and often overlooked factor – salaries. Frequently remote job listings are not transparent on this important issue, and/or may discriminate depending on your own location, so I appreciate the way this site makes compensation explicit.
(please note: * represents an affiliate link, whereby Healthy Happy Homeworking receives some compensation for referring you. We still recommend these sites purely on their merits and only after we’ve checked them out personally)