Want to work from home? You don’t have to choose between flexibility and working for a top employer.
FlexJobs recently published its fifth annual list of the top 100 companies who hired for remote jobs during the previous year. These employers posted the most jobs offering at least part-time telecommuting in 2017; it’s a good bet that they’ll be among the companies hiring remote workers in 2018.
10 Companies Hiring for Remote Jobs
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Looking for Remote Jobs? Keep These Things in Mind
The good news for would-be remote workers is that their odds of finding a work-from-home job are increasingly good. As of 2016, 43 percent of U.S. workers telecommuted at least part of the time, according to Gallup’s annual State of the Workplace survey.
There’s also an increasingly wide range of occupations and job categories allowing remote work. The 20 most common work-from-home job titles, according to FlexJobs, include occupations like accountant, teacher, developer and nurse. In other words, telecommuting gigs aren’t just restricted to customer service reps anymore. (Although if you’re a customer service rep, you can probably score a remote job fairly easily.)
All that said, there are a few things you should know, before you start looking for remote jobs:
1. There are a lot of scams out there. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You’re not going to make a fortune stuffing envelopes from home, and any employer who asks for your bank info before extending a job offer isn’t legit. Familiarize yourself with the signs of a work-from-home scam before you apply.
2. Always read the fine print. Not every remote job is 100 percent telecommuting. Most job listings will specify occasional or full-time remote work. Employers may also have a formal remote working policy that will help you get an idea of expectations, once you’re on the job.
3. Don’t assume that you need to start from scratch. If you love your current job, but want to work from home now and then, it’s worth asking about occasional telecommuting possibilities. Employers are showing increasing willingness to let staff work from home on a part-time basis — and no wonder, given that remote workers are often more productive than employees who go in to the physical office.
For more information, and to access to job listings for a fee, see FlexJobs’ list, 100 Top Companies With Remote Jobs in 2018.
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