While hiring and being-hired in various distributed companies, I have accumulated a few useful sites for remote job seekers, avoiding all the “make $$$ working from home” spam out there. I first posted this list 27oct2015, and have been updating it based on feedback over time.
While publishing my book last week, I realized the former blogpost URL was very long, so used the time to cleanup the post a little and move it to a shorter, easier to type, easier to remember URL.
Hopefully, people find this list useful when searching for a “remote” job, or a “remote” candidate. If so, please let others know! Of course, if there’s any forums / job boards listing remote jobs that you see missing from here, please let me know.
My metric for deciding if a company has a good remote culture is a variation of the Net Promoter Score: “if you work remotely for a company, would you recommend the company to a friend?”
If so, let me know and I’ll add it here.
- github.com/jessicard/remote-jobs/blob/master/README.md (interesting idea by @jessicard, asking people to nominate companies that they think are “remote friendly”. The companies I personally know of are all there – if you see anything missing, remember: suggestions in pull-requests welcome!)
- www.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?keywords=remote (seems to also list jobs that include the word “remote” in the job description, even if they require you to attend an office!??!)
- remoteok.io/remote-startups (organized by company)
- remoteok.io/remote-jobss (organized by job-title)
- https://powertofly.com/ (focused on women looking for remote work, including helping with career transitions.)
- www.indeed.com/q-remote-jobs.html (use “remote” in keywords – and ignore the confusing location “Remote – OR”!)
- skillcrush.com/2014/10/10/sites-finding-remote-work/ (list of job boards – some of which are listed here, some of which are obsolete or didn’t feel useful imho)
Some sites seemed more focused on freelancer / short term positions, which were less of interest to me at this time, so I’ve skipped most of those, and only listed a couple here for completeness:
As I said in my book, for employers with job-listings on your own company website, the best first-step is to simply have the text “remote welcome” in your job description.
(Updated to add powertofly.com joduinn 05jan2016)
(Updated to add teleworksusa.com joduinn 05jan2016)
(Updated to add talent.hubstaff.com and fix some typos/grammar joduinn 11jun2017)
(Updated to add remotey.com joduinn 27sep2017)
(Updated to move URL and edit for format/length joduinn 12aug2018)