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As many employers who went fully remote start to dip their toes into the water of attempting to bring their entire workforce back to the office, many are opting for the kind of flexibility a hybrid model gives in the short-term — part-time return, part-time work from home. But late last year, a report showed that nearly two-thirds of employees working remotely in the U.S. would prefer their positions stay work-from-home.
The hybrid model might not be here forever, as more executives and companies get antsy about bringing everyone back for in-person work. So if you want to continue working from home, you might just have to search for (and secure) a job that was designed to be done remotely.
Organically work-from-home jobs can be difficult to find right now, as the COVID-19 pandemic saw many companies converting previously on-site jobs to work-from-home positions (especially in certain industries that can be done from a laptop pretty much anywhere). Even though work-from-home jobs can be difficult to find right now, never fear — there are plenty of companies creating positions that are designated as virtual from day one.
Here’s everything you need to know, from how to find work-from-home job postings, to the best sites for finding work-from-home jobs, and how to avoid scams so you can land the those remote positions with confidence.
1. Utilize Job Boards that Have a Pool of Remote Positions
Searching for the freedom and flexibility to work remotely can be simplified by knowing where to look — not every job search board is going to be flush with remote work opportunities. Sites like FlexJobs and Remote.co are specifically for finding vetted remote and flexible positions, but if you want to cast a wider net, you have a few other options as well.
We like ZipRecruiter because, for a larger job board that has a database of traditional full-time positions, they also feature a section specifically for remote work. You’ll be able to find administrative, contract, part-time listed work, all that you can do from home. Their remote jobs database has over 295,000 positions as of late last year, including virtual teaching and bookkeeping.
2. Make Sure You’re Using the Right Search Terms
When you start your work-from-home job search, if you’re not using the right keywords, you might end up finding contract work when you’re looking for full-time remote positions, or companies that only want you in the office at least part of the time. Make sure you’re using terms like “telecommuting” and “…….