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How to choose a remote job board to subscribe to

rebecca profile image Rebecca Ferrao Updated on ・4 min read

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.

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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 can be a time saviour 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. 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.

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!

Also, you can find a much more detailed and comprehensive review of the best job sites for remote work to help you with your job search. Do check it out and give your feedback.

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Another thing to watch out for is location requirements. Many remote jobs are only hiring people that live in specific countries due to tax/hr restrictions. Unfortunately, it's hard to do this on most sites.

I built a remote tech job aggregator that collects the location requirements for each job, so you can easily hide jobs that aren't hiring from your location. It's a huge time saver!

I'd love to hear your thoughts if you have a minute to check it out: standardresume.co/remote-jobs

 

Agreed Riley. Location requirements are also an important factor.

Checked out your website, found it pretty simple to use and that's really cool!

 

I am beginning the process of looking for internships and I am happy I took the time to read this. Thanks for sharing!

 

That's really great to hear, Nick! All the best :)