Remote jobs are growing faster than ever, with companies offering more flexible commuting work from home policies.
Having a remote job means many Americans can live where ever they want because there is no need to travel to an office or workplace. You don’t have to worry about what to wear or becoming stressed out commuting each day.
Top Career Fields Offering Remote Work
- Customer service
Healthcare and IT jobs are the most promising out of any field to offer remote-friendly work from home jobs.
Top Five Work From Home Titles
- Project manager
- Customer service
Understand The Language
There are many different ways to say “remote work.” Companies don’t use the same term and as you are searching for a remote job you should be aware of all the different ways these companies say “remote work.”
Here are a few commons ways you should be aware of:
- Work at home / Work from home
- Work from anywhere
- Distributed workforce
- Virtual job
- Agile or Flexible workforce
Pay close attention to how companies word their job postings. You may notice instead of “remote” they may use words as “telecommute” or “virtual”.
Read The Job Description Carefully
You must read the job description carefully because some may require you to be in the office a few days a week while others are 100% remote. Some may have a location requirement. Some remote jobs may have restrictions such as:
- Taxes – Some companies may pay employment taxed in certain states
- Legal – Government regulations or licensing requirements may restrict the company to certain locations
- Travel – You may need to travel on frequent business trips
Sell Your Skills
Make sure you mention in your cover letter or resume if you have had previous experience working remotely.
Have you previously coordinated meetings across multiple time zone? What software was used? Did you collaborate on a project?
If you have never worked remotely doesn’t mean you don’t have the skill necessary form remote success.
Employers are looking for applicants who are skill in time management, comfortable with technology, focused and self motivated and have good communication skills.
In you resume you should highlight what technology skills you have and what technology you are comfortable with. List what programs you are proficient in and have worked with such as Quickbooks, Microsoft Office and remote programs like online chat programs, document sharing, video conferencing tools.
Your interview will most like be a video or phone call. You must have a reliable internet connection, a wired connection is preferred over Wi-Fi as it is directly connected to you computer.
Think about your workspace, do you have a home office or an area that looks professional? The are that is seen in video conferencing should be neat and tidy. Make sure you are in a quiet room where you won’t have any interruptions.
Best Remote Companies By Rank
- Working Solutions
- Kelly Services
- EF – Education First
- United Health Group
- Language Line Solutions
- Cactus Communications
- BroadPath Healthcare Solutions
- Robert Half International
- Motion Recruitment Partners
- PRA Health Sciences
- ADTRAV Travel Management
- SAIC – Science Applications International Corporation
- Red Hat
- Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Anthem, Inc.
- BCD Travel
- World Travel Holding
- The U.S. Department of Commerce
- The Hartford
- Enterprise Holdings
- Change Healthcare
- Magellan Health
- Syneos Health
- Landi English
- Haynes & Company
- Alight Solutions
- Wells Fargo
- NTT Group
- Ultimate Software
- Jefferson Frank
- Citizens Bank
- Apex Systems
- A Place For Mom
- Grand Canyon University – GCU
- Grand Canyon Education – GEU
- JPMorgan Chase
- CVS Health
- Jack Henry & Associates
- Way Fair
- CSI Companies
- Johnson & Johnson
- Carlson Wagonlit Travel – CWT
- Achieve Test Prep
- Liberty Healthcare
- American Express
- CACI International
By finding a remote job and working from home, you will save money not only transportation back and forth to your job, but you won’t have to buy clothes as much and as much for lunch. No dry-cleaning, paying for gas and maintenance on your car. It’s estimated you will save $4,000 a year by working from home.