PowerToFly founders Katherine Zaleski (left) and Milena Berry (right) are a powerful force for women who want to work remotely. Photo by: Samantha Casolari.
By: Kavi Guppta
Let’s cut to the chase: remote work is becoming a viable option for people seeking jobs, and companies hoping to fill roles. In August of 2015, Gallup noted that 37-percent of the U.S. population identified with “telecommuting” or remote working. A variety of evidence shows that flexible work options like remote working helped to create a better workplace with happier and productive people.
So where are all of those remote friendly jobs? As more organizations (from scrawny little startups to established goliaths) begin to adopt flexible work policies, it’s important that aspiring remote workers have access to the information online for seeking and securing those remote-friendly jobs.
In this post, you can find a quick but powerful list of people or companies that are tirelessly making remote job opportunities visible to job seekers. If you’re on the hunt for a role that allows remote work options, bookmark this list and start hunting. Even better: pass it on to someone you know.
Rodolphe Dutel’s Remotive.io newsletter boasts a 15,000 strong circulation. Dutel is no stranger to remote work and productivity (he’s been office free since 2014), so he’s taken it upon himself to create an open spreadsheet of 200+ startups hiring remotely in 2016. The beautifully organized list curates information from startups in over twenty countries. Each listing includes social media and contact information, as well as founding team social media accounts where available. Startups: if you want to be featured in Dutel’s list, simply email the address highlighted in his spreadsheet.
Flex Jobs has been making a name for itself as a champion for positive ideas and implementation of Future of Work thinking. The organization has firmly planted itself into the world of remote working, and recently launched its list of 125 remote friendly companies. What stands out in the Flex Jobs list are the collection of well known large companies. Flexible work isn’t just a startup-centric offering–there are plenty of enterprise organizations that value borderless work environments.
PowerToFly wants to help women find their dream job and work anywhere in the world. The online job listing website is a powerful resource for women in all walks of life–you don’t have to be a fresh out of school web developer to find a coveted tech job. The company wants to put every talented woman back to work, that includes giving mothers a leg up to get back into the workforce. PowerToFly’s mission is to equalize the workforce. That’s a much needed positive movement in a job market that is still favours men while women are forced to choose between raising a family or continuing a career. Remote work offers that balance.
Pieter Levels has built many things. In his quest to launch twelve startups in twelve months, Levels created Remoteok.io. The site aggregates over 16,000 remote friendly job listings across the web, and reaches roughly 150,000 remote workers a month. Slanted more toward tech jobs, Remoteok.io does try to feature non-tech listings, but even those jobs require a moderate degree of tech knowledge. What Levels excels at is providing an easy to access database fronted by search filters to sift through the clutter.