As I've been blogging about remote work since 2014, I often get the question: “Where can I find a remote job?” I don't have any special database anywhere to help with that, but I do have resources to share if you are looking for remote work. If you would like to discuss remote work, feel free to contact me for a free 30 minute consultation or extended 1-to-1 coaching.
caveat operanti remota
(Remote Worker Beware)
First, be careful what you seek. Remote work has challenges that are different than office work. Most of us now have a sense of full-time remote work after 2020. Sure, you can have prolonged periods of focus … if you have the discipline. However, if you are easily distracted by laundry to be done, the latest app, email blast or social media announcement, rethink how you will approach remote work. If you are interested in full time remote work, I suggest looking at the references below:
To see an example of a remote-first company, check out:
RemoteOnly.Org – Gitlab's excellent guide on being a remote-only organization
My partner Lisette Sutherland of Collaboration Superpowers has some excellent resources (articles, podcast and book) for the remote job seeker.
Where are the remote jobs?
If you have read some of the articles or listened to the podcasts above and have practiced working remotely for 6 months, then it's time to go remote job hunting!
Also, job boards for remote work tend to appear and disappear since I started this page in 2016. So instead, I'll direct you to my latest list. I'll tend to update these almost everytime someone asks me “where can I find a remote job?” Most of these job boards lean more toward technical positions or roles in technical companies.
Caveat: I've not used all of these sites. Let me know what experience you have. I've picked these sites as I've heard them discussed in podcasts, read articles, or know others in the remote work community that recommend them. So if I had to look for a job tomorrow, these might be some of the places I would search.
If you are looking for a broader list of remote roles, please refer to Lisette Sutherland's site.