In this article, I provide a guide to the very best remote job search sites for finding remote work. Earlier in my career, I spent many years as a hiring manager and helping people find great jobs. Three years ago, I became a remote work coach while working full-time from my RV. During this time, and while the remote workplace continues to explode with opportunity, I have helped many on their journey to find remote work roles.
Remote job seekers continually ask me where they should look to find remote work. Fortunately for them, I have spent countless hours reviewing and analyzing the top remote work job websites. In this article, you’ll find an overview of each website.
For your convenience, the websites have been organized by type, including remote only, freelance, widely-used sites with remote options, and even some newly created websites to assist job seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to learn more about the top remote job search sites of 2020!
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Has COVID-19 Limited my Options for Remote Work?
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, so many are transitioning to or looking for new remote work roles. Competition is rising, along with questions about where to find remote work. In an online article titled, Work-At-Home After COVID-19 – Our Forecast, Global Workplace Analytics estimates “56% of the U.S. workforce holds a job that is compatible (at least partially) with remote work . . . [and] 25-30% of the workforce will be working from home multiple days a week by the end of 2021.”
While the pandemic has led to greater employment uncertainties, many companies are actually creating remote jobs to reduce overall workforce costs and provide a safer way to work. In fact, some companies are actually profiting from the crisis, with demand for labor rising in many fields.
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Whether you are looking for freelance work or a full or part-time job, there are positions in just about every field. Some websites have recently been created or updated to help those looking for work during the COVID-19 crisis, and others have been tried and tested for many years. Here is a breakdown of the best job search sites for remote work in 2020:
Remote Job Search Sites During the COVID-19 Crisis
Becky Simpson, a designer who runs chipperthings.com, has set up Creative Community x COVID. It’s a resource spreadsheet for designers, illustrators and artists. It includes job boards, websites and other resources, lists of companies that are hiring and Twitter threads full of remote work opportunities.
Salary negotiation company, Candor, has developed a list of the hiring statuses of over 7,000 companies worldwide. The list is helpful in determining which companies are hiring, have implemented a hiring freeze or are currently laying off employees. It also includes companies’ specific websites where you can submit your job application. It’s a user-generated list which is not moderated by Candor, so cross-checking is recommended.
A resource hub created by Remote Work Summit which offers a one-stop-shop for links to handpicked remote work opportunities, companies offering remote work and freelancing gigs in high demand.
As the name implies, Still Hiring is a resource to link applicants to companies that are hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic. From their homepage: “In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and impact it’s having on all of us, crisis and uncertainty have a huge impact on employment and a company’s ability to hire. StillHiring is a platform created from crowdsourced data only, to showcase employers actively hiring and able to onboard new employees. It will be checked regularly to ensure it’s up-to-date and relevant.”
Created by Florian Feichtinger of HelloBetter, the Corona Hiring Sheet is a collection of hundreds of companies (mostly in Europe) hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use the tabs along the bottom of the sheet to browse companies, freelance projects, recruiters and other useful resources.
WFH But Hiring by Free Agency, highlights work-from-home opportunities in the technology field. The free website includes a feature for those who are seeking employment to add themselves to a “talent list” or search for jobs in engineering, marketing, sales, operations, account management and more.
Remote-Only Job Search Sites
Most of the job boards listed below feature only remote work opportunities, though some also include partial remote work or dedicate a portion of their site to remote-only roles. In no order of importance other than alphabetical, they are as follows:
From the Crossover homepage, their mission is to “connect the most talented professionals in the world with unprecedented access to high-impact, high-paying roles. Applicants may work with the top 1% of global talent in teams on long-term, challenging projects in high paying, 100% remote roles.
Escapees matches job opportunities with traveling contract workers who want full or part-time work. A valuable resource for the working RVer, they provide listings for a variety of opportunities from contract work to full-time employment offerings. They also maintain a database of helpful articles on unique challenges that remote workers face such as income tax filings, tax deductions, business plans and more.
Whether you live in Europe or not, EuropeRemotely is a job board that lists positions companies are seeking to fill with remote workers in European time zones. Their current listings are in the fields of design, customer support, programming, marketing and sales, and products.
Flexjobs’ team of researchers curate lists of legitimate remote work opportunities into an easy to use interface. The team screens each job posting to be able to provide the best link to the job application. They also write their own summary job descriptions, company descriptions, company headquarters and other useful information. With over 50 job categories, Flexjobs also offers skills tests, helpful articles and educational guides. The site is free but also offers paid membership-only resources.
From their homepage, jobspresso offers “expertly curated remote jobs in tech, marketing, customer support and more.” You can browse jobs available in a wide variety of industries or post your resume for employers to find.
JustRemote lists both fully and partially remote jobs in the following categories: customer service, developer, marketing, design, social media, project management and writing, among others. The listings are few but legitimate since they are screened by the staff at JustRemote and employers must pay to list them.
Click “For Remote Workers” at outsourcely.com to find a list of remote jobs by date of posting in the following job categories: design & multimedia, web development, mobile applications, writing & content, administrative support, customer service, sales & marketing and business services. The website hosts a private chat system, live video & voice interviewing, video & voice messaging and direct email between employers and applicants.
Find and post remote jobs at Pangian, a global community of job seekers and employers with nearly 20,000 jobs shared to date. Job categories include design, IT/dev, marketing, operations, sales, support, teaching, writing and more. Pangian also provides users with an option to build a profile and participate in online forums where employers can learn about their skills.
Since 1999, RatRaceRebellion has been a leader in the work-from-home job revolution. With over 375,000 jobs posted, the website is updated daily with new, fully vetted postings.
Remote.Co offers job listings from 141 companies (and counting), remote work resources and a user-friendly interface for filtering job searches. Current categories include: accounting, customer service, data entry, design, developer, editing, healthcare, HR, IT, legal, marketing, project management, QA, sales, teaching, virtual assistant, writing and more.
Similar to JustRemote, Remote OK posts hand-selected job listings that employers pay to list on its site. This means a more thorough screening of each listing. Its tagging system makes it easy to filter job types posted by recruiters, by experience level (junior, senior, etc.), by job type (sales, marketing, design, dev and more), and even whether they’re tech or non-tech related jobs.
Remotive lists jobs searchable either by position or company. Its bi-monthly newsletter provides remote work resources and newly listed jobs. Current job types are simple to browse and include sales, support, product engineering, marketing and more.
Appropriately named, SkipTheDrive hosts more than 30 categories of remote-only positions. Many of the categories are not often found on similar sites, such as nursing, healthcare, entry-level, web developer, bilingual and more. Registration is not required to use the site.
Similar to SkipTheDriveI, Virtual Vocations features a wide array of telecommuting jobs in more than 30 categories. Family-owned and founded by a stay-at-home mom, Virtual Vocations’ mission is to help people find legitimate telecommuting jobs quickly, easily and safely. Free and paid subscriptions are available.
WeWorkRemotely offers a simple interface with a focus on providing legitimate remote job leads to its more than 130,000 monthly users. Remote work resources, a community discussion group and a daily digest set this website apart from some of its competitors. Job categories include programming, design, copywriting, devops/sysadmin, business & management, product, customer support, finance and legal, sales and marketing and more.
WorkingNomads curates lists of the most interesting remote job offers with a focus on the field of technology. They connect professionals who want to work remotely with innovative companies offering independent positions. Sign up for their job alerts by providing your first name, email address and the job categories you wish to receive listings for.
Start tutoring with Wyzant, a company offering private, 1-on-1 lessons with expert instructors that meet online or in person. Active tutors receive at least two tutoring job opportunities each week. Users create a free profile to get immediate access to current tutoring jobs while Wyzant handles the marketing, technology and customer support.
Freelance and Contract Job Search Sites with Remote Options
The websites below focus mainly on contract work or freelance gigs, most of which are remote or offer a remote option.
Fiverr is the largest freelance services marketplace for lean entrepreneurs to focus on growth and create successful businesses at affordable costs.
Freelancer provides competitive bids for posted freelancer job requests. They charge fees for their services based on fee schedules for both freelancers and employers.
Guru allows users to create a profile to define their skills, work history and freelance services offered. A user-friendly virtual job board makes searching its listings simple to do. Freelancers can browse over 800,000 employers worldwide.
Thumbtack is a professional services marketplace connecting people with projects to available workers for free. Operating in all 50 states, there is a job opportunity waiting for just about any task imaginable. Remote work abounds, but those who are especially handy or have a particular skill may find gigs within any locale.
Upwork is an innovative, professional subscription-based job service to find remote, part-time and freelance work.
Widely-Used Job Search Sites Offering Remote Options
The following websites are well-known as they have been in operation for a considerable time. Many who use them are not looking for remote work opportunities, though using built-in search filters and keywords like “remote” and “telecommute” will help narrow your search.
CareerBuilder provides a resume upload option viewable by employers and/or a search option for available jobs, including remote and part-time positions.
Craigslist offers local classified ads for jobs, services, gigs and more.
The world’s pre-eminent social networking site, Facebook allows users to make connections and share job opportunities and income ideas.
Indeed is known as the world’s #1 job site with searchable jobs aggregated from thousands of websites. Use the location filter option to select “remote” when searching for remote work roles.
A professional networking platform featuring the ability to maintain an extensive career profile searchable by employers. Engage with others in your field(s) of interest while accessing knowledge, insights and opportunities. Searchable job openings include remote work opportunities.
I feel confident these remote job websites will help you find the right opportunities to work-from-home, from your RV or anywhere in the world! Did you find them helpful? I’d love your comments, as well as sharing any other remote work sites you’ve found.
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