It’s 2020 and there are no shortage of companies that hire remote workers.
From Amazon remote jobs to startups hiring remotely, the opportunities to get a remote job in 2019 are exploding.
Where you start your remote work search is up to you. You could start by researching companies that hire remote workers. Or you could start with remote job websites and look for work from home jobs that fit your background.
Either way you choose we have your covered in our Ultimate Remote Work List.
We’ve pulled together all the lists to make a giant list of remote work resources. Are we trying to out list the listers? Maybe. We’re certainly going to try.
Our goal is to get you a real remote job in 2019. So we’re giving you a mega list of remote job resources to get you on track.
Companies hiring remote workers
Finding companies that hire remotely is not as hard as it used to be. Companies that are open to remote work are everywhere. In fact, it’s so common, LinkedIn added a remote filter to their search platform in 2018.
Before you start the search process, make sure you understand the differences between fully remote companies and remote friendly companies.
Your work experience as a remote worker depends a lot on the company culture. There are differences in management styles and culture between companies that hire remote workers. Get to know them and learn what you want from remote friendly companies.
100% Fully Remote Companies
A company with a 100% distributed team means they are a fully remote company without a HQ. There aren’t as many remote-first companies as there are remote-friendly companies but they’re still worth exploring. If you’re hired by a remote-first company, you’re going to be part of a grand experiment to change the way we work.
Here are three remote-first company lists to keep you busy in your remote job search:
Remote Only List from the conveniently named remoteonly.org
Established Remote companies is a curated list of fully remote companies with tech remote jobs at well funded companies
Remote Friendly Companies
The interwebs are full of lists of remote friendly company. These are some of the best.
400+ Remote Companies Hiring in 2019 – NoDesk makes it so much easier to explore companies and open positions.
100 of the most active remote companies from the search site remoteok.io displays a live ranking of the top remote companies hiring in the last 12 months
Top 100 Companies with Remote Jobs is an annually updated list from Flexjobs, a remote job site. You’ll have to pay for to get access to the full job postings. But this list is a good starting point as it includes both familiar names like Wells Fargo and some unexpected organizations, like the State of Washington and US Department of Commerce.
We Work Remotely, the remote job search site, keeps a running list with their 100 Top Remote Companies.
The online remote job board Remote.co also offers an interactive feature for exploring remote companies.
Startups hiring remotely
If you’re new to startup hiring, learn how to get a job at a startup. If you want a remote job at a startup you’ll definitely want to do a deep dive into this list: 900+ startups that hire remotely from Remotive.io.
AngelList keeps an updated list of startups hiring remotely. Take a look at their collection of remote jobs at startups.
Work from Home Websites: Where to Find Remote Jobs
Looking for remote jobs online is a bit of a scavenger hunt. New remote job boards pop up frequently. Some are sparsely populated, others only have jobs for tech people which isn’t helpful if you don’t have tech skills (and there are plenty of non tech remote jobs out there). Be prepared to spend time looking for the type of job that fits your background.
Thankfully three websites have one some serious heavy lifting when it comes to tracking down the right kind of remote job search website for you.
The first is No Desk, a platform dedicated to resources for digital nomads. Among their impressive list of resources is this huge list of remote job boards. They curate the “platforms and marketplaces that offer you the freedom to work anywhere.”
Each remote job website on NoDesk includes an explanation of who it’s best for and a tip for using the site.
Next is Skill Crush. They’ve listed the 25+ Best Sites For Finding Remote Work, updated for 2019. While you’re there check out their online programs and add some serious digital skills to your portfolio.
Lastly, Remote4Me has put together the most epic aggregation of all remote job boards. While tech jobs dominate the choices, they make space for non tech remote jobs too. And we love that.
Other sites to try:
- Virtual vocations
- Working Nomads
- Career Builder Remote Jobs
- Power to Fly
Organize your remote job search
Now that you know where to find remote jobs, it’s time to get organized. Job searches are always chaotic. Make your life easier by keeping track of the information and remote jobs that you discover. There’s no need to keep everything in your head.
Use our free Remote Job Tracking List to keep you organized.
Or create your own organizational method. Use a bullet journal or document with columns for:
- Company name/link to website
- Job you want to apply for
- Date applied (keep yourself accountable)
- Human contact (a person you can connect with to learn about their company culture)
- Notes (things you discover like company culture, perks, etc)
The hard work isn’t finding companies that hire remote workers.
It’s getting them to notice you.
In truth the hard work is landing a remote job. Full time remote jobs exist but they are competitive jobs. More and more people are learning about remote work as a viable career path. It’s getting more popular and the companies that hire remote workers expect workers with mad skills. Don’t expect to throw your standard resume companies that hire remote workers and get them to see you. You have to do more to stand out.
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