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  • Writer's pictureLisa Dupras

Do Work From Home Remote Jobs Exist?

Updated: Apr 29

I've been reading how folks are leaving their jobs rather than returning onsite, how they are very hard to find, and how there are many remote job openings scams out there. Below is helpful information to assist your remote job search effort.


Dedicated Remote Job Boards and Sites


🔹Flex jobs.com - #1 rated site. Costs ~$30/year (discounted). Offers career services, free articles, and limited webinars. I found independent reviews confirming that this site actually vets and verifies their job listings.


🔹Remote.co – Job searches are free but very basic. There was an offer to ‘upgrade services’ which redirected me to Flexjobs! Has helpful remote work informational resources.


🔹Weworkremotely.com – Job searches are free but very basic. This site mostly returns searches for technical jobs.


🔹Remoteok.com – Job searches are free but very basic. I entered “Finance” and my search returned only technical jobs. This makes sense since it costs $600 to list a job on this site.


🔹Justremote.co – Searches are generally free, but charge $6 (per month?) to unlock ‘more opportunities. Has profiles of work from home job companies. Has a link to the site resume.io to create a resume from international templates, but it is unknown if they are ATS-friendly.


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Searching for Remote Jobs Directly


🔹Many job search engines (like LinkedIn, Indeed, or ZipRecruiter) and company websites now offer the ability to search ‘remote or hybrid’ jobs.


🔹Using Google for a job search (enter 'jobs near me') takes the user to a flexible site that aggregates jobs from hundreds of sites and allows free word searches (remote jobs in New York City or work from home jobs in New York City) or the ability to chose a location of 'work from home'.


🔹Working from home may sometimes be negotiated during the hiring process or earned after a period of employment. Ask during the hiring process or during your annual performance review.


Some Remote Work Observations:


🔹Some advertised remote jobs are in actuality hybrid jobs or are scams. For tax reasons, all jobs need a physical location as a base for work and taxes. That doesn't mean you have to go into that location periodically. Some employers may demand this but still call the position 'remote'.


🔹Working from home may sometimes be negotiated during the hiring process or earned after a period of employment. Ask during the hiring process or during your annual performance review.


🔹Most dedicated job boards for remote jobs charge a fee for full access. If they are free, they mostly focus on technical jobs.


🔹FlexJobs appears to be the most reputable site but has a fee to join. I found independent evaluations of the site and enthusiastic recommendations from satisfied customers.


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