Remember back when working remotely at home was a pipe dream? The epic thoughts of going business on the top, while rocking PJ’s on the bottom during a video call seemed like something straight out of a movie. In fact, Greg Caplan, founder of Remote Year, stated that currently “80% – 90% of the US workforce would like to work remotely at least part time” (Source).
Well as the times have changed, so has the workforce. Rejoice friends, as remote work has become a thing of the NOW! More and more companies are offering remote work options either full time, or part time. Some companies like Joy Labs are taking it as far as to create an all-remote company! This business model allows for many benefits for both the company AND the employees (which I will get into on another blog post 😉).
So you’ve decided to make the switch from office life to remote life. Awesome! I made the switch to a fully remote position about 7 years ago, and to be honest, I’m never going back. Now you may be asking, where exactly can I go to find my dream remote job? Below is a list of some places you can check out online to help you find what you’re looking for.
This site is awesome. It’s very easy to navigate, and has a large variety of job categories for remote work. They also have a section that lists the Top 100 Remote Companies that you could stay up to date with and follow for new open positions.
AngelList is basically the LinkedIn for startups. It’s a great community website where you are able to build a profile, link up with coworkers and friends, and search for jobs. It’s very easy to search for remote positions through AngelList. All you have to do is go to the “Jobs” tab in the menu, and once there, you should find an option to choose “Remote”, and within your filtered search field, you will now have a Remote filter.
3. Remote Year
If you’re one of those folks who loves to travel, spends hours browsing Instagram following travel guru’s, and is planning your next over-seas adventure, but also does NOT want to leave your current job, check this place out. They first convince your current company and manager to allow you to travel and work remotely, and then plan your entire trip based on where you want to go, for how long, and what you want to do!
LinkedIn is going to have the largest search results when it comes to full time and part time remote jobs. You have to remember, that these job listings you are searching for, are posted by the companies themselves (or by agencies). So wherever you believe the most companies will be posting their available career opportunities, thats where you should check.
When browsing LinkedIn, check out the “Jobs” tab on the top. In here, type in your desired position, and just to the right of that in the “Search Location” field, type in “Remote”. Hopefully you should have a good amount of jobs to apply to directly through LinkedIn.
If you would like to become a member of Joy Labs, a fully remote startup, stay up-to-date with job openings through our careers page.
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