If there’s one thing I’m passionate about beyond motherhood and my family, it’s my career. When Ryan and I first started dating, he knew how committed I was to my career, and he’s made certain to ensure it’s remained a priority in our lives through our military journey together. It’s not always easy, however, to find great jobs as a military spouse. When Ryan and I got married, I was comfortably settled in a solid position with a remote-friendly organization, which made my move to Fort Huachuca simple. I had a job and no need to search, and it stayed that way until April when COVID changed everything, and I lost my job of eight years. Not all military spouses are lucky though, and many seek new jobs at each duty station. Today, I wanted to share where to find work from home jobs, the sites I used, and the resources I took advantage of to find a new placement.
Where to Find Remote Jobs
First and foremost, there’s a common misconception that there aren’t many places that offer remote jobs. That may have been the case a few years ago, but a lot of companies are pushing for geographically dispersed teams to not only broaden their talent pool but lower the overall costs of finding great talent, too (think: not having to relocate new employees). So, you want to know where to find work from home jobs? Here we go…
Glassdoor is actually where I found my current position within my new company. It’s free, though there is a paid access membership available, as well. Both current and former employees can leave anonymous reviews of companies, as well as compare salaries to aid in the search and application functions on the platform. Input your search criteria, and see real-time results. For example, many of my searches included “Remote Copywriter.”
It goes without saying that LinkedIn offers one of the easiest and most efficient job boards. It was, however, a bit trickier to whittle the search results down to remote-friendly organizations and roles. That said, I often threw an application out there with the caveat that I required a remote role and did land a few interviews.
We Work Remotely
We Work Remotely is the self-proclaimed “largest remote work community in the world.” I’ve found this site to be either feast or famine. You either see a lot of search results for your chosen career path, or nothing new for a couple months. That said, all of the jobs I’ve seen and applied to on We Work Remotely have been completely legit.
Looking for part-time, full-time, freelance, or remote jobs? FlexJobs offers it all and boasts over 30,000 listings from more than 4,500 companies. Some of the best interviews I’ve landed during my search for a remote job have been from FlexJobs. But, I will caveat it with this; to access the full benefits of FlexJobs, you need to pay for a subscription.
This is a great filler site for those who aren’t necessarily looking for a full-time remote job but want to find consistent work as a freelancer. UpWork is a community for employers who post freelance work and employees who apply for those specific jobs. It’s perfect for a side hustle or filling the gap. Bonus – there’s no service fee for UpWork and payment is efficient!
Like other job boards, The Muse offers users a look into job opportunities both onsite and remote. Like other boards, you can search for jobs by location and keyword, opting for the use of “remote” as your location. Also, check out the functions where you can check into individual company culture.
What Companies Hire Remote Workers?
There are obviously other sites that enable you to find remote jobs, but these are some of the fastest, most efficient sites without any filler. They’re a simpler alternative to the basic job boards like Monster or CareerBuilder, and information on these sites is verified, which makes it easier to search. It’s also worth noting that a lot of companies actively work to hire remote employees, so those are worth noting, as well. This isn’t a comprehensive list of companies that hire remote workers, but these are some of the biggest worth noting right now.
- Rosetta Stone
- Grand Rounds
- Wikimedia Foundation
In the past, it’s been hard to seek out remote jobs, and learning where to find work from home jobs was a chore, but it’s fast-becoming a new work culture in its own right. Having found full-time employment in two remote-friendly organizations, I can honestly say that it’s completely possible.
Tell me – have you ever worked remotely, or do you plan to? How did you find your job?