"We specifically recommend that job seekers try to focus their efforts on companies that have a proven track record of remote work over the long term, as they will be more likely to adjust to this new reality more quickly and continue hiring,” said Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs.
BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) April 22, 2020
Each year FlexJobs analyzes the job posting histories of the tens of thousands of companies in its database to determine the top 100 companies that posted the most remote-friendly job openings throughout the previous year. To help connect job seekers to remote job opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic, FlexJobs has analyzed its Top 100 Companies for Remote Jobs in 2020 list to determine which of these top 100 companies are currently posting the most number of remote job listings. These 70 companies are historically remote-friendly and are currently hiring for professional-level jobs that allow the worker to work from home in some capacity. Many of the other 30 companies on the Top 100 list are also hiring, but not at the same volume as the identified 70 on this list.
FlexJobs has seen a significant surge in activity to its website in the past month relating to job seekers using “remote job” search terms (49% increase) and “work from home job” search terms (126% increase). Overall, traffic to FlexJobs’ site in March 2020 grew 58% over March 2019, demonstrating a notable rise in the number of people interested in finding remote jobs.
“During this unprecedented outbreak, FlexJobs is committed to providing resources to help navigate the challenges around how to find a remote job and how to work from home with free courses, guides, webinars, articles, and much more,” said Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “We also specifically recommend that job seekers try to focus their efforts on companies that have a proven track record of remote work over the long term, as they will be more likely to adjust to this new reality more quickly and continue hiring. We hope this list provides focus to remote job seekers and helps them more quickly connect to employment opportunities,” Sutton concluded.
These 70 companies, listed alphabetically, met the following criteria:
- Were on FlexJobs’ list of theTop 100 Companies for Remote Jobs in 2020
- As of April 20, were currently hiring for remote jobs
To access the full list, please visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/remote-friendly-companies-hiring-for-remote-jobs-pandemic/
Historically, the career fields below are most likely to hire for remote jobs, and remain solid industries for job seekers to consider even during this time.
- Medical & Health
- Computer & IT
- Customer Service
- Education & Training
- Accounting & Finance
While a wide variety of jobs can be done from home, some of the most popular remote job titles include accountant, customer service representative, nurse, project manager, recruiter, teacher, web developer, and writer.
FlexJobs recommends the following tips while searching for remote jobs:
Focus on Keywords
To avoid online job scams, use keywords like “telecommute job,” “remote job,” “distributed team,” and “virtual job.” Avoid phrases that scammers use, specifically “work from home” and “work at home.”
Feature Remote Work Skills
Add your remote job-friendly skills to your resume, cover letter, and online profiles, such as independent work, time management, written and verbal communication, troubleshooting abilities, and proactivity with questions and ideas. Include a list of remote-specific technology you’re familiar with, such as IM programs (Slack, Google Chat), file sharing (Dropbox), document collaboration (Google Drive), video conferencing (Zoom, GoToMeeting, Skype), and other remote collaboration tools.
Successful Video Interviews
Log in early to make sure you’ve resolved any technical issues before the time of the interview. Be sure to smile and have natural facial expressions. Be prepared to talk about the methods and systems you use to keep yourself focused. How do you stay organized and on top of things? Talk about times when you've been a clear communicator, or you've been able to effectively persuade someone or effect change with written and verbal communication. Mention specific projects you've worked on remotely or at a distance from your collaborators.
FlexJobs has also created a free, comprehensive guide to help professionals who want to start working from home.
For more information please visit https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/remote-friendly-companies-hiring-for-remote-jobs-pandemic/ or contact Kathy Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 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.