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These 100 Companies Want to Hire You to Work From Home

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Do you want to work from home? Your odds of landing a remote job might be better than you think. According to research, the number of U.S. workers who telecommute rose 159% between 2005 and 2017.

You might also be surprised at the occupations that offer flexible work options. FlexJobs, which offers remote and flexible job listings for a monthly fee, recently released its seventh annual list of the Top 100 Companies with Remote Jobs. The employers on the list come from a wide range of industries.

“The most notable change we’ve seen over the past year is not so much the growth in the sheer volume of remote job listings, but the growth in the variety of remote job titles these companies are seeking to hire,” says Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs, in statement.

She continued, “Companies are expanding the range of professional positions they’re allowing to work from home. It’s important to keep in mind that this list represents the jobs that are only formally reported and advertised as remote. I believe the true scope of remote work is much larger, with informal and ad hoc work-from-home arrangements increasingly common. Of course, all of this is ultimately fantastic news for remote job seekers across all career fields and levels.”

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Work From Home In These Fields

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While industries like heath care and tech continue to offer job opportunities for remote workers, other sectors are catching up. FlexJobs’ data show remote-job growth in customer service, education & training, sales and accounting & finance.

In another analysis, the site noted that the fastest-growing remote job categories were:

  • Art & creative
  • Bookkeeping
  • Internet & ecommerce
  • K-12
  • Graphic design
  • Translation
  • Math & economics

However, even if you work in a field that’s not represented on this list, don’t give up on your remote-work dreams. There are some truly unexpected work-from-home jobs out there, ranging from game designer to registered nurse. Don’t assume you’re stuck commuting to a physical workplace until you’ve done your research. (More on how to do this in a minute.)

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100 Companies Hiring for Remote Jobs

According to FlexJobs, these are the companies that offered the most jobs with remote-work options on their site during the last year. Many have current openings and/or post new jobs on a frequent basis:

  1. Appen
  2. Lionbridge
  3. VIPKID
  4. Liveops
  5. Working Solutions
  6. Kelly Services
  7. EF – Education First
  8. SYKES
  9. Concentrix
  10. Williams-Sonoma
  11. UnitedHealth Group
  12. LanguageLine Solutions
  13. TTEC
  14. TranscribeMe
  15. Humana
  16. Cactus Communications
  17. Transcom
  18. BroadPath Healthcare Solutions
  19. Dell
  20. Aetna
  21. Robert Half International
  22. Motion Recruitment Partners
  23. SAP
  24. Amazon
  25. PRA Health Sciences
  26. Parallon
  27. Pearson
  28. Philips
  29. VocoVision
  30. ADTRAV Travel Management
  31. Stryker
  32. K12
  33. SAIC – Science Applications International Corporation
  34. Hilton
  35. BELAY
  36. Red Hat
  37. Sutherland
  38. Thermo Fisher Scientific
  39. VMware
  40. Anthem, Inc.
  41. BCD Travel
  42. World Travel Holdings
  43. U.S. Department of Commerce
  44. Salesforce
  45. CrowdStrike
  46. The Hartford
  47. Enterprise Holdings
  48. Change Healthcare
  49. GitLab
  50. Magellan Health
  51. Gartner
  52. Hibu
  53. Syneos Health
  54. CyraCom
  55. Landi English
  56. Leidos
  57. Haynes & Company
  58. Alight Solutions
  59. Wells Fargo
  60. Auth0
  61. Cisco
  62. Paylocity
  63. Elastic.co
  64. NTT Group
  65. Boldly
  66. Ultimate Software
  67. Sodexo
  68. Jefferson Frank
  69. Citizens Bank
  70. Kforce
  71. AFIRM
  72. Apex Systems
  73. Fiserv
  74. HashiCorp
  75. A Place for Mom
  76. Grand Canyon University – GCU
  77. Grand Canyon Education – GCE
  78. Accruent
  79. JPMorgan Chase
  80. Twilio
  81. GitHub
  82. PAREXEL
  83. CareCentrix
  84. CVS Health
  85. Kaplan
  86. Invitae
  87. Jack Henry & Associates
  88. Wayfair
  89. CSI Companies
  90. Johnson & Johnson
  91. Carlson Wagonlit Travel – CWT
  92. Aerotek
  93. ADP
  94. Achieve Test Prep
  95. Liberty Healthcare
  96. Novartis
  97. American Express
  98. EXL
  99. GovernmentCIO
  100. CACI International

To learn more about these employers, see FlexJobs’ list, Top 100 Companies with Remote Jobs in 2020.

How to Find a Work-From-Home Job in Today’s Market

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1. ASk Your Boss If You Can Work From Home

Don’t assume you need to find a new job in order to work remotely. Depending on your occupation and your employer’s policies, you may be able to turn your current gig into a flexible work situation.

Your first step should be to find out whether your employer has a work-from-home policy. Don’t be surprised if there isn’t a formal set of guidelines. According to a 2018 report from Upwork, 63% of companies that responded to their survey allowed some telecommuting — but less than half put their policy in writing.

“Unspoken or informal policies are more common,” says Raul Castanon-Martinez, a senior analyst at 451 Research, in an interview with TechRepublic. “This is probably a result of the learning curve that organizations go through in the early stages.”

Regardless of how formal the policy is, you’ll need to make your case to the boss in order to be able to use any work-from-home benefits. When you do, be sure to focus on the benefits for the company, not for yourself.

“Remember, the arguments that will appeal most to your boss are ones that have the ‘what’s in it for me?’ factor,” writes Elizabeth Lowman at The Muse. “Sure, telecommuting may relieve you of a killer commute, but it will also mean that you can start work earlier (and more refreshed) by avoiding 60 minutes in the car each morning. Present it that way. Be prepared to show at least three ways that telecommuting will make you a better employee and a better asset to the company.”

2. Use Job Boards

General and niche job boards can be a resource for your remote job hunt, just as they would be for any job search. The secret is to use keywords to your advantage.

“Use the job search engines using terms like ‘work at home’, ‘telecommute’, and ‘freelance,’” writes Alison Doyle at The Balance Careers. “Next, search the online job banks using keywords like ‘work at home’, ‘telecommute’, and ‘telecommuting’. Searching Monster, for example, using ‘telecommuting’ as a keyword generates almost 200 listings. ‘Work at home’ generates close to 1000 positions.”

3. Watch Out for Scams

If you do turn to general job sites to find your work-from-home job, be alert for fraud. Here are a few signs of work-from-home job scams:

  • A lot of money for not much work. Take the PayScale Salary Survey to give yourself a reality check. If the job title listed typically offers a salary range of $8 to $10 per hour, and the listing boasts that you can make thousands per week, odds are good that you’re looking at a scam.
  • A fee to get started (other than membership fees for some job search sites). Real employers will never charge you money for a kit or startup costs. Be wary, too, of new-to-you job boards that offer listings for a fee. Check each company with the Better Business Bureau and make sure that the URL matches the one on the BBB listing.
  • Anything that seems to good to be true. The old saying really is true. No one gets rich quick or scores an easy job that pays more than market rate and doesn’t require specialized skills or training.
  • Financial information. The first time an employer should ask you for financial information is during a background check or pre-employment paperwork. If an alleged prospective employer asks you for that data early in an interview process, run.

4. Follow Employers on Social Media

Do you have a dream employer, a company whose products you love or whose brand you’d love to see on your resume? Follow them on social media. In one survey of hiring managers at North American companies, 58% of respondents said that social networks were “a source of quality hires.”

“If you’re a job seeker and you’re interested in working for certain companies, follow them,” said Tara Hurley, Director of Learning and Development at Advanced Group, in an earlier interview with PayScale. “Follow the recruiters or the department heads you want to work with. If they’re active on LinkedIn – if someone likes your post and it’s not someone who I’m not friends with I immediately go and look them up. It’s flattery, right?”

It’s also essential to make sure your online presence reflects what you want recruiters to see. Clean up and lock down your social media prior to conducting a job search. In one survey, 57% of HR professionals said that they’d decided not to move forward with a candidate, because of something they discovered on the candidate’s social media.

5. Network Your Way to Glory

Some sources estimate that as many as 85% of jobs are filled through networking. That’s unsurprising, when you consider the research showing that referred candidates are easier to hire and more likely to stay.

You can network your way to a work-from-home job in much the same way you’d go about landing an in-office position. Be helpful to others — ready with that recommendation or referral, not just ready to ask for them — and keep your contacts in the loop about what you’re looking for in a job.

Remember that networking is about building relationships, not about solving your problem today. You may have to meet a lot of people before you run into someone who’s looking for an employee like you. But in the meantime, you’ll have developed a broader, deeper network on which to draw the next time you’re looking for work.

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