This is a list of sites I have used while hiring, and being hired, in various distributed companies. These (mostly!) avoid all the “make $$$ working from home” spam out there.
Hopefully, people find this useful when searching for a “remote” job or a “remote” candidate. If so, please let other “remoties” know! And of course, if there’s any forums / job boards that you think would be helpful to add, 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?”
- github.com/jessicard/remote-jobs (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!)
- 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 (listed by company)
- remoteok.io/remote-jobs (listed by job-title)
- powertofly.com (focused on women looking for remote work, including helping with career transitions.)
- 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 noted in my book, employers posting job-listings on their own company website, should include the text “remote welcome” in the text of the job description. This makes the job description easier for “remote” candidates to find, even when cross-posted to a generic job board website.
(Updated to add angel.co, themuse.com 14sep2019)
(Updated to move URL as part of book release and edit for format/length 08aug2018)
(Updated to add remotey.com 27sep2017)
(Updated to add talent.hubstaff.com and fix some typos/grammar 11jun2017)
(Updated to add powertofly.com, teleworksusa.com 05jan2016)