With 150+ remote job websites out there, how do you go about choosing the ones that can help you land your ideal remote job, preferably in as little time and effort as possible? Here’s a set of parameters that can affect your experience when browsing through remote jobs on these websites.
Before delving into those parameters, let’s first understand the difference between remote jobs aggregator platforms and remote job boards.
Remote job boards are a collection of active remote jobs across varied skills from different companies. Organizations usually pay a certain amount to list remote jobs on these websites.
Remote job aggregator websites, as the name suggests, aggregate jobs from popular remote job boards, thus serving as a skill-based search engine to find remote jobs. In other words, these platforms are a stash of remote job boards.
Now that we know the difference, let’s touch upon the parameters than can enhance (or degrade) your remote job search experience:
1. Tech vs. non-tech remote jobs
Some websites focus exclusively on listing remote tech jobs while others list both tech and non-tech jobs. It is important to consider this distinction to save time and effort in your search. For example, Skip The Drive and Remotive list jobs across domains whereas Stackoverflow Jobs and YouTeam focus on jobs for developers only.
2. Time saved in browsing multiple remote job websites
Job aggregator websites such as Remoteok.io and Upwork can be time saviours as you don’t have to browse through multiple remote job boards to find the relevant opportunity. Websites like Fiverr and Clickworker act as marketplaces for freelance services and you can just be hired directly for what you’re good at.
3. Regular job updates
Newsletters, twitter notifications and RSS feeds are common mediums through which you can stay updated on new remote job postings. While choosing a remote job website, you should check the medium(s) on which the website sends updates. (Pro Tip — Use a RSS feed reader and add feeds of remote job websites that offer RSS feeds to receive updates quickly and easily). Consider SolidGigs, for instance, you will receive only the gigs suitable for you on a weekly basis. Check out some of its alternatives too. Workew, too, gives updates in their newsletter as well as Twitter feed regularly. On remote jobs websites like remote.io and Working Nomads, you can even choose whether you wish to receive updates daily or on a weekly basis.
4. Candidate profiles
If you have a great portfolio and good experience, then you can choose profile discovery platforms like Outsourcely that allows clients to search for listed profiles, if it matches their requirements. Jobspresso, on the other hand, carefully curates the job posting so you can look for the exact type of job you want. Similarly, AngelList is well known for listing jobs from some of the best startups around the world and if it suits what you are looking for, it is an ideal fit. Ziprecruiter is also a good option.
5. Premium offerings
Some remote job websites offer premium subscriptions and access to exclusive features such as engaging with remote workers through an active community whereas some such as Pangian, 100 Telecommute Jobs and Hubstaff Talent are free to use. You may consider investing money in some of the paid ones to land your desired remote job. FlexJobs is a good paid option as they focus on screening the postings, so you can be assured of authenticity.
Some other points you could consider while looking for a site to find remote jobs are: Location — RemoteCo lets you find and connect with with full & part-time remote workers from Latin America only. Similarly, there are websites that let you filter out based on the location. Hiring process — Websites like Willo have a video interview process and it makes interacting with potential employees and hires easy. Keep these parameters in mind when choosing the right remote jobs website for your needs. It will surely help you have a better experience in your remote job search process 😉
With ❤️ from the Remote Tools Team!
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