So you finally made the decision: 2021 is going to be the year you fully move to an awesome remote working job! Or, maybe you’re working for a regular company that has been “working remote”, but you’re looking for a company that has made remote work a foundation rather than a “temporary necessity”.
Well look no farther, as this article is here to help share the top job boards in the remote working world!
On a personal level, many of these remote work job boards helped me out in 2017 when I made the move from in-person retail to remote work freedom, and I know they can help you out too. They’re not listed in any kind of ranking order, as I love, er, respect them all equally. On to the list!
We Work Remotely
We Work Remotely (WWR) is the OG remote work site in my opinion. Always up to date with the latest remote work job listings since 2013, WWR seems to almost always have a great mix of both scrappy startups and major established companies on their job board. Today alone, I came across listings for Automattic, Buffer, and even Quicken Loans! On top of that, WWR also hosts a “Top 100 Remote Companies” list, which shows the top companies that have used the website to post remote-first jobs. A handy list to check out when determining whether or not a company really is committed to a remote work environment!
Website link: https://weworkremotely.com/
Check. These. Guys. Out.
No seriously: RemoteOK is one of the best remote work hubs on the internet, and you need to bookmark their site and check them out often. RemoteOK consistently posts hot remote work job listings all the time, but even more than that, RemoteOK’s team also provides a suite of remote-based resources for the person or team looking to make remote work their life. Their sister site NomadList (worth a blog post all its own) is an amazing site showing hot remote work cities across the globe, and includes a comprehensive look at each city’s remote work-related stats: from general internet speeds and cost of living examples to general yearly temperatures and even LGBTQ+ friendliness, RemoteOK and NomadList form a powerhouse combination to accelerate your remote work dreams. And I haven’t been paid to say that… I’m just a fan.
OK, ok… I’m a sucker for the great humor that surrounds this site. Don’t get me wrong: it’s a powerhouse of a remote work job board, but at the same time the site has a certain playfulness in the small margins that make it fun to visit too. Just open the site, then navigate to another tab in your browser. Then look back at the Remotive tab and you’ll see…
Playfulness aside, Remotive always has a growing list of great remote work jobs across several different disciplines, and easily displays them for viewing.
Website link: https://remotive.io/
A clean, sleek job board that attracts both startups and heavy hitters (a quick check of the site today shows listings for Spotify, GitLab, PETA, and even Etsy), Remote.co is a solid go-to in the world of remote work job sites. While you’re there, make sure to also check out the resources they have, including remote work articles and a “remote work Q&A” with those who have made the leap. And while I haven’t personally checked these out quite yet, Remote.co also appears to offer remote work coaching and online courses in the field.
Website link: https://remote.co/remote-jobs/
I’m not gonna lie… I haven’t used NoDesk all that often. However, in taking another look over the site for this post, I’m honestly impressed with their listings and format. Lots of great positions consistently available through the site make it a worthwhile job board, but what I’m really interested in is their “Job Collections” page (https://nodesk.co/remote-jobs/collections/). Here they not only show you the general job categories that all the other sites have, but allow you to click on individual positions within each category to view specific job listings. Pretty useful, actually, especially if you’re someone who is relatively new to either the remote work world or job hunting in general (college grads, I’m looking at you), who may not be totally familiar with what they are looking for and need that extra “helping hand”.
Website link: https://nodesk.co/remote-jobs/
Jobspresso, like the rest of our job boards, is dedicated to the remote work job hunt. “Hand-picked” and curated job listings abound from around the world, and the color-coded categories listed to the right of each entry make your job-scrolling search easier. In addition to this, Jobspresso also offers the chance for applicants to post a resumé on to their site for consideration from companies.
Website link: https://jobspresso.co/
Honorable Mention: Working Nomads
Ahhh yes, the word “nomad”. My siren call, as it were…
But we’re talking about Working Nomads here: the remote work job site chock-full of remote work jobs. While the site itself is good for a look, watch out for the dates listed to the right of the jobs themselves; Working Nomads doesn’t always appear to filter out older listings, and you may occasionally come across a dream job listing through search or casual scrolling, only to find that it is over a year old. Nonetheless, it still posts new job listings and deserves a spot on our list.
Website link: https://www.workingnomads.co/jobs
Honorable Mention: Remotees
Remotees has an interesting concept behind it: instead of aggregating job listings directly from the employers themselves, they primarily aggregate listings… from other remote work websites. A quick scroll through the site shows that listings are taken from WWR, Stack Overflow, Working Nomads, and even Github, and are then displayed on the site. A pretty smart concept indeed, but a word of caution to readers of the future: as of April 2021 the site is actively looking for a buyer, so one wonders how long the site will actively remain available (at least in the form it’s presently in).
Website link: https://remotees.com/
So there you have it: a list of the best remote work job sites to help propel you into the remote work world. I hope to see you and your laptop traveling and working remotely out in the world one of these days!
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