Dredging the muddy waters of job searching, resume submitting and cover-letter writing is an undoubtedly daunting and emotionally exhausting task. Once you’ve decided you want a professional job that lets you work from anywhere, it can be a bit disillusioning when you start your job hunt and realize how many jobs you’d be perfect for, except they still require a dedicated office space.
Luckily, there’s some websites that want to make it easier for you, the location independent job seeker. Behold the following amazing companies on this list of the best websites for finding location independent jobs
My opinions on this post are completely my own, and this is not a sponsored post. I simply, honestly, and genuinely use and love these websites and what they stand for in the changing landscape of work.
I’ve loved We Work Remotely for a long time. They have a clean and simple home page that shows you legitimate work from anywhere jobs, separately out by career type.
This seamless and solid site has some fantastic search filters (by skill is my favorite) and rates each job posting they find with their own point system, based on salary, job description and overall attractiveness of the job. They can do this because they pull in the job postings from a plethora of other sites, so they seem to have a fantastically unbiased opinion on the quality of the strictly location independent jobs on their site.
FlexJobs was founded in 2007 by one of my remote-work heroes, Sara Sutton Fell, who wanted to spend more time with her family but couldn’t find legit remote work job searches online. She also frequently contributes to The Huffington Post on the topic of flexible work, and is generally pretty awesome and a respected voice in the work flexibility community.
Flexjobs was the first location independent job board I found while still at my desk job as my mental state and health was crumbling. I decided to take a day off work to attend one of their webinars regarding updating my resume to be more attractive toward flexible jobs. The host was friendly and the topic was incredibly relevant to my life. Afterwards, I updated my resume and after three rounds of interviews, I received a job offer. Although I turned down the job to work on my own business, I sincerely credit that webinar with that employer’s ferocious response to my resume.
The super interesting webinars are only a small part of FlexJob’s offerings; they also have an awesome blog that talks about all things flex job related. And of course, they hunt down and present to you legitimate location independent jobs. They have jobs in over 150 categories as well as 170+ skill tests to gauge your skills and present the results to potential employers. This. Website. Is. Amazing.
Keep in mind that Flexjobs is a paid website – but in my opinion it is was worth every cent for how hard the people over at FlexJobs work to bring us flexible jobs. FlexJob is also a 100% remote company, so they are fighting the good fight with us and supporting location independent workers as well! They are also headquartered out of Colorado, so I have to show them some neighborly love.
This website sources jobs with startups, which is a notoriously cool job to have. Just remember to click on “Job Type” and choose “Remote OK” to make sure you are filtering jobs that can be performed location independently. Since startups are spearheading the telecommuting movement, you shouldn’t have much trouble finding remote jobs on this site.
Jobspresso has a wicked cool interface (web & mobile) for job seekers to look for remote work. This website has a progressive approach by focusing on forward-thinking companies and targets highly-qualified applicants. I love that their business model focuses on the highest quality of both job posting/employer and application/job seeker, so I don’t have to think twice if the job is ‘truly’ location independent when I’m browsing on Jobspresso.
This site has some awesome resources as well as a substantial list of remote jobs. Make sure to confirm with each listing if the job requires a dedicated office space (ie home office), so that you don’t get stuck having to work from your home every day.
I couldn’t find a ton of information on the background of this company, but their posted jobs were high-quality and legitimate, so I wanted to give them a mention for you guys to check out.
OK crew – there are amazing startups popping up all the time that support the telecommute job search. Which ones have I missed?
Ready to get serious about your work from anywhere job search? I whole-heartedly recommend Flexjobs, the site where I found my first freelance writing gig. There are zero scams on their site and they have their own 100% remote team, too!