Jun 1, 2022Remote job5 min read
The best places to find a remote job
As more companies attempt to return to the office, more and more people continue to look for remote work. If you're one of those people, here's the only list you need. Whether you're looking for a full-time or part-time remote job (or even an internship), these remote job boards are the best place to start.
Best job boards for remote roles
First of all, for anyone affected by the war in Ukraine, we created a specific job board listing companies that are offering a unique path to prioritize their applications from the others the company received for current open roles.
Global job roles
Created by Pieter Levels, the founder of NomadList, and with him one of the biggest communities of nomads and remote workers online. While it has a strong focus on tech roles, you can find a ton of open remote roles in any industry. Here are a few things that set this remote job board apart from others:
- This is the only job board for remote roles that requires including a salary range in the job post.
- Job postings are automatically renewed after 30 days.
- Their yearly stats can help you adjust your prices as an employee, and see how competitive your prices are as an employer.
- This startup is fully transparent and shares its metrics, like revenue and traffic.
- Their website encourages companies to offer better benefits to their teams (they promote and recommend benefits such as health insurance for remote teams.)
While obvious, it is the very best place to start if you're looking for a role in tech. It's a massive job board with over 2 million tech and startup job opportunities to explore. A few benefits to point out:
- AngelList is for tech startups what LinkedIn is for the corporate world - it's good to have a presence on the platform regardless of whether you're actively looking for work or not.
- Companies can browse through existing candidates on the websites and their resumes, which could result in opportunities for collaboration outside of open job posts.
- While not required, most roles include a salary range, and also equity!
- AngelList has excellent remote work filters.
We Work Remotely
Founded in Canada, this is another big community of remote workers and a website featuring remote roles from companies worldwide. Some pros of this job board:
- Has a very active community you can access on Slack, along with a forum and regular events.
- Offers categories that separate industries you're looking at and whether you're searching for a part-time or a full-time role.
- Has an active podcast & blog on the topic of remote work, along with a free Learning Portal.
- Has a useful list of the top 100 remote companies hiring, so you can check out their open roles directly.
Founded by Sergi Mateo, the creator of one of the biggest and most active communities for nomads and remote workers on the internet. Here's why this job board is great for nomadic remote workers:
- Best of the new job postings on the website are shared by Sergi in the Remote work & jobs for Digital nomads group regularly.
- You can also use this group for any questions you have about working remotely or being nomadic.
- The platform has a specific category for crypto jobs.
- The website is easy to navigate and definitely has a focus on roles that allow you to work from anywhere in the world.
- You can opt to receive Telegram alerts of new job posts.
This is a fantastic hiring platform for both the companies and remote workers. It allows you to go find the latest open remote roles, and complete the questionnaire set by the employer. It's a better experience for both parties because it keeps you in a nicely designed platform that puts an emphasis on the candidate's personality in a way that reaching out through email doesn't. A few other perks:
- Great overview of the job posting and information you need to decide if you want to apply or not.
- You can create a video introduction or record a response to one of the interview questions instead of writing it down.
- If your application didn't make it through to the next round, the platform automatically lets you know instead of you having to wait for the hiring manager to let you know at the end of the process.
Check out Growmotely's founder, Sarah Hawley, on our podcast discussing remote vs. co-located team leadership!
In addition to finding full-time remote roles, this is a good platform for seeking out part-time remote projects. The main benefits are:
- The platform is extremely simple to navigate and the design is boiled down to the minimum - showcasing the latest open roles.
- You can set up daily or weekly email alters and the job category (development, design, legal, HR, etc.)
- You can also see new open roles daily on their Twitter account (@workingnomads).
- Has an open API.
This platform is a huge advocate for working from home. While it's more traditional in the sense that they are not as focused on fully remote and location-independent roles, you can still find great remote roles. Here's what else you can find there:
- You can browse through industry categories.
- In addition to full-time roles, they have a specific category of "Part-time" and "Micro Jobs (small tasks)".
- You can find all types of roles - from fully remote to local.
- Get updates on the newest job posts through their newsletter.
With a fun and welcoming design along with a big list of open remote roles, this platform is a treat to browse through. Other things I like about it:
- You can browse by specific location, worldwide or within the US.
- You can set up email alerts for new job posts.
- They have an active Slack community of remote workers.
Europe based remote roles
EU Remote Jobs
This platform lists remote roles in Europe, the Middle East & African time zones.
- You can find both full-time and part-time roles here.
- They also feature location-independent roles.
- You can search by keyword, region or job industry.
US. based remote roles
If you're looking for tech-specific job boards and are based in the US, give Dice and TechFetch a try. Keep in mind that both platforms cater to US-based companies and talent only.
Instead of focusing just on remote roles, FlexJobs features hybrid roles too. It is a US-specific job board, for people working in the country. I noticed a lot of roles have specific states listed, so not all job posts will allow you to work from anywhere within the US. Some perks for this one:
- You can search for remote, part-time, freelance, and flexible job roles.
- You can search by location.
- If you're not looking for full-time employment but flexible work on different projects, this is the perfect platform for you.
Otta's approach to job search is almost holistic - they treat it as an opportunity to find true fulfillment. In addition to that, they are very picky with the job posts and companies they feature. They focus on companies with great culture and benefits.
- Their search function is unique - instead of asking for an industry, they ask you to select what is most important for you for your new role: Working with great people? Having freedom and flexibility? Diversity and inclusion?
- It's important to note that, while they do offer remote roles, they have major cities in Europe and the US you can search in. The focus is on working remotely, but most roles won't offer you location-independence.
- Search results are tailored to you.
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About the author
Head of Content
With a background in New media art and creative project management, Barbara is the Head of Content at SafetyWing and building Borderless - the ultimate resource for nomads and remote workers. She is fully nomadic and an avid photographer, sharing each new destination on her Instagram page.