Remote work has become increasingly common due to the pandemic - and it's here to stay for many industries, even in a post-pandemic world. There are many benefits to working remotely, from having more independence and freedom with flexible hours, to increased accessibility in accommodating different lifestyles.
Before we get started on where to find remote work, if you're wondering how to break into a remote-friendly industry, here's a list of remote jobs you can do from anywhere, whether from home, a cafe, or even a beach, if the wifi's strong enough!
No matter what your niche is, whether tech, design, sales, or something else, there are lots of different resources for finding remote jobs. You'll notice that many job boards still list locations with their postings - while some jobs are fully remote-friendly, others may still require you to be in the same city, country, or timezone as the company.
It's also important to note that while many companies are working remotely during the pandemic, they may resume to in-person once it's safe to do so - always read the fine print of any posting before applying! Using a location filter or refining your search (e.g. "remote jobs in Toronto") can be helpful for finding a remote job in your city that that may eventually open up their offices again!
Here's a list of websites where you can find what remote jobs are hiring now, and what companies offer remote jobs:
It’s all in the name - Remote OK provides daily job listings that are a-okay with their employees working remotely! You can browse remote jobs in a variety of industries, both tech and non-tech. They also have a directory of remote workers, and top remote companies of the month.
Jobspresso lists remote jobs in tech, marketing, customer support, and more from innovative startups and remote companies around the world. Plus, each listing is hand-picked and manually reviewed for legitimacy and reputation, so you can count on their high quality. You can also upload your resume to their directory to be discovered by employers for free!
Remotive is dedicated to helping tech professionals land remote jobs. In addition to their free remote job board and remote companies directory, they also offer a paid online membership where you can join their Slack community for exclusive content and connections.
We Work Remotely
Trusted by top companies such as Google, Amazon, and GitHub, We Work Remotely posts remote jobs in a variety of industries, from tech to copywriting to finance. They also offer a free Learning Portal with additional resources for building your remote career.
Diversify Tech has a job board specifically for underrepresented people in tech, which lists companies that are transparent about their Diversity & Inclusion efforts. Each listing features a breakdown of the companies’ teammates by demographic information such as people of colour in tech, women in tech, LGBTQIA+ folks in tech, and disabled folks in tech.
Bonus: Use Social Media To Find Jobs!
Last but not least, don't underestimate the power of social media in your job search! Tap into the job postings on LinkedIn for remote-friendly positions, and share with your network that you're open to remote positions.
There are also many active Facebook groups dedicated to sharing remote job opportunities, such as Digital Nomad Jobs, Inventive Hub, and Virtual Workers of America. Depending on what role you're looking for, you can also search for specific groups focused on remote/freelance opportunities in web development, copywriting, design, and more.
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