Looking for a work at home job? Remote job boards are first and “easiest” solution: every position advertised is telecommute-first. In some cases, there may still be location-dependent or at least restricted to a specific country/region/city. As with any other online job advertisement, it’s always important to look at the specifics.
Most jobs advertised on these platforms are permanent and full time. Permanent, part-time positions also feature (just like with “regular” job sites). This is in stark contrast to freelance job boards – although you may find a couple of freelance gigs here and there.
Important note about these particular job platforms!
Like with any platform or job search engine, you’re looking for relevant, up-to-date listings. It’s disheartening to log on and see that the last Content Manager position was posted a month ago.
That’s why my evaluation is ruthless.
Most work at home job sites do have a plethora of IT, engineering and web development listings. Strangely enough, not the same can be said for other “online” fields like digital marketing. Remote roles in that field do exist, but you have to look a little harder. In the following, you won’t just find developer roles. There are also plenty of listings for digital marketing, graphic design and a range of other “non-tech” careers.
Remote job sites & email alerts
Nobody wants their email inbox spammed, but when looking for a job you’ve got to keep all eyes and ears open. Most remote job boards have job notification systems you can sign up to and get information about new positions immediately. This is useful because it means that you can apply for a job as soon as possible and increase your chances of actually getting an interview (or at least a reply…).
It’s still important to remember that telecommute job boards aren’t the only place to get a work from home job. In fact, there are plenty of companies who are willing to compromise. Of course, it often depends on your skills level and seniority in your field. You can also scour standard job boards for remote positions.
This list of telecommute job sites is by no means exhaustive. Every website here is regularly updated with new positions. If you happen to stumble upon another one that isn’t listed here, feel free to shoot me and email and I’ll add it to the list!
What are the best job platforms for remote work?
It’s pretty easy to see what the best job boards for remote work are. In fact, you’ll know immediately the moment you land on the site. If most of the advertised positions are a couple of months old… It’s likely that the platform is “dead” or at least out of commission for a while. However, if you do find a site that has only a few advertised positions, make sure to keep an eye on the date. Sometimes it truly is quality over quantity.
That being said: don’t limit yourself! Don’t scour only one job board. Make sure you have a collection of several (and again, sign up to several… you can create a separate email folder so that you’re not constantly bombarded by spam).