7 handy resources to help with a remote job hunt
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7 handy resources to help with a remote job hunt

28 Jul 2020791 Views

On the lookout for a new remote role but unsure where to start? Here’s a list of online platforms that might help.

There’s no time like the present to begin searching remote jobs if you’ve been thinking of looking into something new. After all, it looks like remote working is here to stay, with companies such as FujitsuSiemens and Twitter all rolling out more permanent work-from-home plans for the future.

Click here to check out the top sci-tech employers hiring right now.

Whenever you’re setting out on a job hunt, knowing where to look online can give you the best chance of finding something you love. So, for anyone seeking information on remote jobs, here are some of the places we’ve come across in recent months.

Abodoo

Abodoo is an Irish talent-matching platform. Led by Vanessa Tierney, it invites companies to post remote or flexible opportunities. Companies such as Citi, Vodafone and Shopify have all posted jobs on the site and more than 25,000 members use the platform.

Citing “work-life harmony” as one of its core values, Abodoo caters to a variety of industries, including technology, finance, support and legal.

FlexJobs

FlexJobs was set up by Sara Sutton more than 10 years ago after she lost her job at eight months pregnant and struggled to find flexible job opportunities. The site primarily features US-based remote jobs, but you can also search for roles across locations in Europe and other regions, as well as roles that are fully remote and require no specific location.

The platform is updated through direct posts from external organisations and by the company’s in-house team which researches new opportunities to highlight.

Grow Remote

Grow Remote was founded by Rose Barrett and Tracy Keogh as a not-for-profit, volunteer-led community platform. The site has a remote jobs board, described as a “free-to-post place for companies employing people location-less in Ireland”.

It also offers advice for finding a remote job, such as doing your research and knowing when to apply, and a Slack group for sharing tips and ideas.

Remoters

Another platform is Remoters, which lists roles for remote work, distributed companies and “digital nomads”. Its jobs page allows users to search by category, job type and salary range, with offerings across software development, design, digital marketing, SEO and more.

It was set up by Elisa Martínez and Aleyda Solis to showcase interviews with remote workers, event listings, remote job opportunities, tool guides and blog posts.

Remote OK

If you’re open to remote roles outside of Ireland, Remote OK is another option. On its homepage, you can visit specific jobs categories to learn more about them, including software development, marketing and customer support.

A recent example of an ad on the site is from tech firm Chili Piper, which has a “100pc distributed team working from around the world”. Companies can also sign on and hire from a portfolio of remote workers, which includes details about their skills, when they would like to start working and more.

We Work Remotely

Another international platform is We Work Remotely, which, according to its website, has more than 2.5m visitors every month. As with many other sites, you can filter by job category to discover remote positions available around the world.

It has worked with Google, Amazon and Basecamp, with postings spanning programming, finance, legal, product, sales, customer support, design, management and more. Again, this site has a number of handy resources for jobseekers, including a blog, templates and a podcast.

WorkJuggle

Finally, another Irish site to round out the list is WorkJuggle. Initially set up by Ciara Garvan as a recruitment agency for flexible or part-time work, it has since evolved into a digital recruitment platform offering access to jobs that are part-time, remote or contract.

Candidates can sign up for WorkJuggle, upload their CV and LinkedIn profile, and ‘like’ positions they are interested in. If the team believes you have the right skills for a role, it reaches out to match you with companies and start-ups.

By Lisa Ardill

Lisa joined the team as senior Careers reporter in July 2019 with previous experience in science communication and media. With a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication, she is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos.

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