Two things are certain during the fight against COVID-19: (1) Many people will want to know how to find a remote job, and (2) More employers will become accepting of remote employment.
During a pandemic like COVID-19, the more people who work from home, the slower the rate of infection. Even when the health risks have resolved, many employers will realize during this massive workplace experiment that working from home can increase productivity, attract employees who value workplace flexibility, and decrease costs.
I’m starting a series of articles about topics helpful during COVID-19. This first one is how to find a remote job.
Some of the same principles apply to a remote job search as any other job search:
- A specific job focus usually makes a candidate more marketable.
- Finding a connection to refer you greatly increases your odds of landing the job.
- Employers want to know specifically what you can contribute to their organization, not just that you prefer remote employment.
Some job search sites specialize exclusively in remote employment and some have a broader focus but allow to search specifically for remote jobs. Here is a list of websites where you can search for free for remote employment (if any of them have switched to a fee-based search, please contact me so I can remove them from this list).
Free Remote Job Search Sites
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If you know of other good free remote job search sites, please send suggestions to me. I promise to read and evaluate each submission, but I will not respond to inquiries asking me if I am going to add a site.
I wish you all continued health and employment during this challenging time.