When you’re searching for work at home, it pays to browse the job search sites! I have found some real gems this way although I admit it can become tedious digging through all the results you’re served up because there are so many. I do use many of these sites myself when I’m searching for things to add to my job leads board.
Some Things To Know
- Not all job search sites are going to give you the same results, which is why it’s good to bookmark several different ones.
- Not everything listed on these job search sites is legitimate. The usual rules apply — do your research and watch out for opportunities that seem suspicious or too good to be true.
- Using good keywords will help you narrow things down. When searching work at home, type in things like “telecommute,” “remote,” or “work at home.” You can also narrow your results down further by typing in “freelance writing/writer,” “mystery shopping,” etc. based on the exact type of job you need, or even filter things by location.
- On the sites that let you post your resume online, be careful and only publish the bare minimum. I’ve never actually done this with my resume so I’m not sure how it really works, but I would think it’s not a good idea to have your address, phone, or other very personal information floating around for just anyone to access.
1. Indeed.com – Indeed is my favorite search site. They seem to have the best results out of most of the boards I use, and I think this is because their data comes from several different sources. I have an Indeed board built into this site with the “work at home” keyword already in place if you ever feel the need to search (you can easily change the keyword if you’re trying to be more specific than just “work at home.”)
2. Simply Hired – Another good search site, and also one that I was able to link with this site already populated with work at home jobs. Just as it is with the Indeed board, you can easily change the keywords around to better find specifically what type of job you’re looking for.
3. Beyond – This is a very well-known, reputable job search site that has been around for a while. You can also create a portfolio there to help potential employers find you.
4. Job.com – Another established job search site with good results filtering that also gives you the option to post your resume.
5. SnagaJob – I’ve known about this one for a few years. You can either browse jobs directly (link at top of page), or you can sign up with them and create a “career profile” so employers can find you. You can also sign up for email alerts when jobs are available in your area.
6. Ad Hunt’r - This was formerly known as “All of Craigs.” It’s basically a search tool to help you search all the Craigslist results across multiple cities without having to go to each specific city and type in your keywords. This one has been a lifesaver for me because you can often find great work at home job postings on Craigslist.
7. Career Builder – Another good one to use for searching work at home. Very simple set up, not a lot of fuss or ads.
8. Dice.com – Great for finding work at home “tech” jobs. Very clean, simple layout.
9. Zip Recruiter – I have found some really good leads on this site. I try to check it at least every other day.
10. Monster.com – Monster is great because they’re one of the most well-known job boards, and a lot of employers go there first when trying to find places to post openings online since I guess it’s one of the first to come to mind.