When I first started looking for remote jobs a few years ago, my goal was to get a permanent remote position with a company.
I had no idea where to start.
Of course I knew about the typical job searching websites such as Indeed, Monster, Career Builder etc…
BUTTTT I didn’t realize that searching for remote jobs was way more in-depth than a regular job search.
As someone who has conducted tons of research during my own journey and successfully landed + currently working in a fully remote gig for several years now..
…it’s important to me to pay it forward and pass along what I’ve learned to help you:
- Search in the right places
- Find legit remote jobs and
- Have a solid routine down that helps you land your dream gig.
My goal here is to provide you with the resources you need so that you can find a legit remote job and live your life on your terms.
So where to begin?
Here’s what you NEED TO KNOW…
- What to type into the search (different companies refer to remote work as different things in job postings btw)
- How to identify which jobs are legit and…
- Where else on the internet you can trust to find remote jobs.
These are questions you will want to know the answer to BEFORE your job search. Trust me fellow nomads, it will save you hours of stress and aggravation.
I’ll be covering all of that PLUS:
You will have access to a FREE detailed guide that includes my personal routine, tips + resources I used which helped me successfully find my permanent remote job.
Oh, and by the way..It also includes 10 companies you will want to bookmark + put on your radar that offer legit remote jobs.
Ready? Let’s go!
When you’re searching for remote jobs it’s important to know what you need to type into google or search bar to get the results you’re looking for.
- Tip: When companies list remote jobs they use different terms in their posting.
One company might call it remote, another might call it telecommute. Here are some of the terms you’ll want to type in when searching:
- Work from home
- Home based
- Online- sometimes the location will say United States and that will indicate that it’s work from home.
BTW...Some companies do not put those terms in the job title. They will instead list it in the description.
I want to note that depending on how they write the description, you can find it at the top or sometimes it’s buried within lots of text so be sure to keep a close eye out when reading it. After you’ve searched,
take a look…
at what results come up. Many times in the job description the company will list if its fully remote, how much travel (if any) is required, if you must be located in a specific region or if you can be anywhere and also of course the job requirements.
If you are unsure about the remote details don’t hesitate to reach out to the company for clarification. They are usually more than happy to provide more detail.
Soooooo what’s legit?
There are so many scams out there it’s important to keep your eyes wide open and do your research.
So how can you tell a scam from something that’s legit?
When you find a posting that looks promising…
- Go to the company’s website and get an idea of what the company is about, what they do etc.
- I also recommend googling the company to see if there are any recent articles about it in the news.
This is a good way to see if any news outlets have caught wind of any scams that may have taken place. Trust me, if people are getting scammed, they will let it be known.
- I also like going to Glassdoor to look at employee reviews. I usually take these with a grain of salt but it’s a good way to gain a little bit of insight.
of emails from companies that you didn’t apply to asking you to apply. Most of the time these emails are either scams or spam.
It coooould be a legit company that found your resume somewhere but in my experience, it has always been a scam. Do your research and consider yourself warned.
So, you know the main websites
- Monster etc.
…but here are some of the top ones you may not have heard of or thought about that post
Legit Remote Job Websites:
- LinkedIn– It’s not just a place to connect to other professionals. Companies post remote jobs on here all of the time. BTW..ALL types of industries post here not just tech!
- Glassdoor– they have a pretty robust job posting section. Sometimes you need to click on the posting to see if it’s remote or not even if you type our key terms into the search. Some postings list possible salary ranges as well. All types of industries listed.
- Zip Recruiter– another great place that has remote listings. Doesn’t seem as organized as other sites but it gets the job done.
- FlexJobs – this is a paid service ($14.95 a month) that I have a membership to and I can tell you, it’s worth every penny. Every listing is legit, it’s easy to search and you can really narrow down your search into many different areas (want to look for something fully remote, 50% remote etc.) I highly recommend this website. You can also set it up to where they email jobs to you. Boom.
- Forgetthecommute.com– another great site that posts remote job in all areas – not just tech.
- Twitter– you might not think of Twitter as a job posting website but some companies do post their remote jobs here. You will need to stay on your toes because of the quality of the postings isn’t consistent. I have found some that are legit and other that are not. Good to look at but be very careful of scams here.
- HigherEdJobs -College and Universities from all over post jobs here. The best part is how easy it is to search for remote jobs. As soon as you go to the site, it gives you the option to click on Online/Remote and boom, you’re in business.
- Virtual Vocations– this site has a huge listing of remote work. There is a free version but it’s limited. You will however have access to all of the goods with the paid option: $15.99 monthly subscription, $39.99 for a 3-month subscription, and a $59.99 6-month subscription.
- Upwork – on Upwork you can find freelance gigs of all types that you can do from anywhere. We have an in-depth article on how to be a successful freelancer on Upwork.
Don’t forget to download the guide below to access my personal routine, tips, and resources that helped me land a fully remote gig + a list of 10 companies that are hiring remote workers right now.