FlexJobs Highlights 20 Fortune 500 Remote-Friendly Companies

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Cisco, Humana, and Citizens Bank among top Fortune 500 companies hiring remote workers

“Despite changes to the workplace precipitated by the pandemic, this list of Fortune 500 companies that are embracing remote work shows just how far remote work options, and flexible work in general, have come,” said Sara Sutton, CEO & Founder of FlexJobs.

Companies of all sizes, from small startups to major conglomerates, offer great opportunities for remote and flexible jobs. Fortune 500 companies, in many instances, are leading the way when it comes to integrating remote workers into their standard hiring practices, with many shifting to longer term remote work following the pandemic. Salesforce, for example, is allowing all employees to continue working from home until at least July 31, 2021. To showcase the major global companies embracing remote work, FlexJobs has highlighted 20 Fortune 500 companies that were also featured on FlexJobs’ Top 100 Companies for Remote Jobs in 2021 list.

“Despite changes to the workplace precipitated by the pandemic, this list of Fortune 500 companies that are embracing remote work shows just how far remote work options, and flexible work in general, have come,” said Sara Sutton, CEO & Founder of FlexJobs. “Moving forward, flexible options will no longer be seen as merely a perk for employees. Large and well-known companies recognize that this type of work can be a part of a smart business strategy so long as it's implemented in ways that support both employees and the goals of the company,” Sutton concluded.

Below are 20 Fortune 500 companies recruiting for remote jobs that were also included on FlexJobs’ Top 100 Companies for Remote Jobs in 2021. The remote jobs these companies hire for span career levels and fields, and each offers some level of remote work (from 100% remote to the option for remote work, or remote during the pandemic).

1. Amazon
2. Anthem, Inc.
3. Cisco
4. Citizens Bank
5. CVS Health
6. Dell Technologies
7. General Dynamics; General Dynamics Information Technology
8. Humana
10. Leidos
11. McKesson Corporation
12. Motorola Solutions
13. Oracle
14. Robert Half International
15. Salesforce
16. Stryker
17. Thermo Fisher Scientific
18. UnitedHealth Group
19. USAA
20. Wells Fargo

FlexJobs offers career coaching and resume writing services to help job seekers throughout every stage of their job search. To help job seekers land a work-from-home job this year, FlexJobs’ career coaches also suggest using these 7 job search strategies:

1. Know What You Want
Perhaps the most important part of formulating a job search strategy is to figure out not just what kind of job you want, but what type—full-time, part-time, freelance, remote, a combination of on-site and remote, etc.

What type of company do you want to work for—a nonprofit, an agency, a firm in a specific industry, a small company, a large corporation, etc.? Do you need a traditional 9-to-5 schedule, or do you want alternative hours where you work late or overnight? Do you want to work on the weekends, or only Monday through Friday?

Figuring all of these things out before you start your search will help guide your job search plan more effectively.

2. Build Your Portfolio
A portfolio is essentially samples of your work. This can include links to articles you’ve written, screenshots of a project you completed, a report you compiled, a video you created, and more. Depending on the type of role you’re seeking, having samples of your work will be more requested or less requested.

For example, a graphic designer or a writer will definitely need examples to work they’ve created, while a sales professional may not be requested to provide any samples.

Portfolios can be a personal website, a splash page such as About.me, or even a section on your LinkedIn profile. Take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on your personal brand and what makes you a unique candidate.

3. Customize Your Resume and Cover Letter
There’s a reason you hear this tip over and over again. If you’re simply swapping out the job title and company name in your cover letter and sending it off, you’re doing it wrong.

Many companies now use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to filter qualified and non-qualified candidates. You have to include keywords that are relevant to your title and industry in any online applications. You should also closely follow the formatting instructions when submitting your resume through an applicant tracking system.

Don’t upload any materials until you’ve verified the exact requirements, or else the online system may not be able to properly register them.

If you make it past the ATS and your application is in front of human eyes, the hiring manager will be looking for signs that you researched the company and that you are truly interested in this particular role. Include reasons for why you want to work at this company and in this role. Tell them what they will stand to gain if they hire you.

4. Ask for Informational Interviews
An informational interview may sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s a unique way to expand your network and potentially meet with people working at your desired company, making it an effective job search strategy that can also build your network. Try reaching out to someone via LinkedIn or email to see if they would have 20 or 30 minutes to sit down for a cup of coffee to discuss their job or their company.

To be clear, an informational interview isn’t a time to ask someone for a recommendation or for a job. It’s simply to gain information and create a new contact.

5. Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile
Many recruiters are on LinkedIn, and it’s likely your profile will be viewed by a prospective employer. The first step to optimizing your LinkedIn profile is to fill out as many sections as you can. Upload a professional photo without any social media filters. Write a headline and summary using common keywords in your industry. Fill out your employment history and add skills.

Once you’ve completed your profile, you have to keep up with it. The best way to show up in recruiters’ feeds and stay top of mind is to share updates and articles and to comment and interact on other’s posts. Use hashtags to make your posts searchable. Share articles related to your industry and even consider joining groups.

6. Use the Right Job Boards
Using large job boards can provide a great way to find a wide swath of jobs and to maybe even discover new companies hiring in your area. But, consider more focused job boards to help narrow your search and provide better results. Find out if there are job boards geared toward your industry or specific job. Or consider using job sites that focus on freelance or remote jobs if that is what you are seeking. FlexJobs, for example, focuses on flexible and remote jobs. Other sites may focus on short-term gigs or contract jobs. Use these sites to make your search more fruitful.

7. Attend Industry Events (Virtually, Too)
Take advantage of networking opportunities. The more you engage in targeted networking, the more real connections you will make that could produce sustainable leads.

While networking is always a useful job search strategy, to make it more effective be sure to look into industry events and professional associations that align more closely to your skill set. Often these events are held weekly or monthly, allowing a more natural way to network since you’ll have the opportunity to see people regularly and not just at a one-time event. And there’s a good chance that these events may have a virtual option, too.

Please contact Katie Gilronan at kgilronan@flexjobs.com for more information or visit https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/fortune-500-companies-with-remote-jobs/

About FlexJobs
FlexJobs is a premium online job service for professionals seeking flexible work, specializing in full-time and part-time remote jobs, employee and freelance jobs, and on-site jobs with flexible, part-time, and alternative schedules. Since its start in 2007, FlexJobs has helped more than 4 million people in their job searches and has created the largest vetted database of legitimate flexible job opportunities in over 50 career categories. In addition, FlexJobs provides robust ongoing career support including curated expert resources and career coaching services to partner with job seekers in all phases of their journey. A trusted source in the media, FlexJobs has been cited in top national outlets such as CNN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, and many others. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of flexible work. Sutton is the creator of The TRaD* Works Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.

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