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How to Find a Remote Job in 2024: Tips for Moms

Inside: Job boards, tips, and resources for how to find a remote job in 2024, specifically for moms! Stay-at-home moms and working moms looking for more flexible and remote jobs – this is for you.


I’ve been a huge fan (and happy employee) of remote jobs since well before the pandemic. As a working mom, remote work helps make my life work financially and logistically.

Popping in laundry before getting on a coaching call? Yes, please! Getting the kids off the bus while making enough money to pay for all the activities we’re jetting off to after school? That’ll work!

Because of all the benefits of working from home, one of the most common topics I address with the moms and dads I coach is “How to find a remote job.” Is it job boards, networking, job crafting, or crossing your fingers? Well, let’s dive into it!

How to Find a Remote Job Tip #1: Use Specific Remote Job Boards

Often the first step you take as you’re looking for a remote job is to hit the job boards. Makes sense, right? Go to where the jobs are!

But it’s important to target the right job boards when looking for a remote or work-from-home job. Here are some of the remote job boards that I recommend to clients in 2024.


FlexJobs

If you are looking for a flexible or remote job, FlexJobs should be one of your go-to sites as it’s recognized as a reputable online job service. Here you’ll find remote, flexible, part-time, contract, and freelance opportunities across a wide range of industries and functions. This is not a free job board, but you can do a trial and then select one of the low-cost options to get started.

We Work Remotely

We Work Remotely is another great option for finding remote jobs, with over 1,000 new positions posted every month on average. Here you’ll find remote-first company lists along with tons of quality job postings.

NoDesk

If you don’t want to be tied to a desk, NoDesk is another great remote job site to bookmark! You’ll find jobs from new startups, largest distributed companies, and everyone in between on this specialized site for remote jobs only. Like FlexJobs and We Work Remotely, you’ll also find a remote company list here which will come in handy when it comes to one of my favorite “How to find a remote job” answers below.

Pangian

Pangian works with companies all over the world to post remote jobs in IT, Writing, Project Management, Sales, Customer Support, and more. You can also get in front of recruiters by uploading your resume to the site as you create your account.

Skip the Drive

Skip the commute? Yes, I’m here for that! Here’s another remote, flexible, and hybrid job board to keep on your radar. You can set up alerts on Skip the Drive and browse thousands of postings across different functions.

See, you have lots of options outside of the traditional job boards. But, if you want to use the traditional job boards, just do it right. More on that below!

How to Find a Remote Job Tip #2: Set Up Saved Searches on Traditional Job Boards

LinkedIn, Indeed, Glassdoor, and The Muse are some of your more traditional job boards and ones that a wide range of employers will utilize for sharing their job listings. Because these job boards are broad, you can get sucked down the job board scroll very quickly!

At the same time, there are remote and hybrid jobs posted here that you may want on your radar. Set up saved searches so that you can get email alerts for remote jobs that meet your criteria without spending all of your time scrolling.

Bonus tip: As you set up your saved searches, choose the option to only show postings shared within the past 24 hours. That way, alerts only send you new postings, and you can take action quickly. Remote jobs are highly sought after, and demand exceeds supply. You need to be on it!

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How To Find a Remote Job Tip #3: Think Outside the Box!

Maybe you already have the traditional job boards on your radar, and you’ve been searching through the remote job boards without much luck. Let’s get a little more creative with your remote job search by identifying opportunities only shared on specialty websites.

Check out a few of my favorites:

Mother Untitled

Mother Untitled is an amazing resource for Stay-at-Home Moms taking a career pause or thinking about making changes in their professional lives to match their family needs. They also have a job board for flexible job openings hand-picked for women in the gray area between full-time work and stay-at-home motherhood. Many of these jobs are remote!

See also The Mom Project and MomUp.

BuiltIn

I love BuiltIn because it’s a website designed specifically for early-stage companies and startups. You likely won’t have heard of these companies before, but they are funded and growing and so many of them are taking a modern look at how work gets done. Startups are innovative and nimble by nature and you’ll find many of them embrace remote work.

HeyMama

Not a job board, but a vibrant community in which several of my clients have found connections and job opportunities! HeyMama is a membership community for moms managing careers and families with remote and in-person events, an active online form, and tons of mom business owners who could be your ideal next boss!

I’m a member, so if you join, make sure you come and say “Hi!” in the community. And use code COMMUNITY75 for $75 off your membership!

Fairygodboss is another one that I would add here as a community first, job board second, but with really interesting remote, work-from-home, flexible, and part-time jobs. You can also use it for company search and culture reviews.

How to Find a Remote Job Tip #4: Network, Network, Network

As a career coach, I will argue that networking is ALWAYS important. It can help you build relationships, learn important information, get referrals, and accelerate your job search. In a competitive job market, when you’re specifically looking for remote jobs, networking takes on even more importance.

Think about it this way. As soon as a remote job is posted, there could be hundreds of qualified applicants hitting submit. You can stand out by crafting a great resume and personal brand, but you can also stand out by having people on the inside vouch for you! It’s not just about who you know, it’s about who knows YOU and will tell a hiring manager to pull your resume out of the pile.

Even better, networking and relationship building can help you become known in your industry or sector. Then opportunities can be floated your way before a job is even ever posted! (Yes, this is real. It’s happened to me twice.)

Use the remote company lists noted above to start building a target list and identifying people in your existing network you can reach out to for informational conversations.

Read more on networking here (especially if you’re an introvert and this idea sounds terrible.)

How to Find a Remote Job Tip #5: Create Your Own Job

Don’t brush this one off so quickly! Creating your own remote job puts you in the driver’s seat, and you can do it in one of two different ways.

Job Crafting

Creating your own job can look like building your own business, but it doesn’t have to! One of my favorite ways to help people move into remote roles is to look for opportunities to job craft. Perhaps your current role is not remote, but could it be? Have you asked?

Check out my Work from Home Proposal to help you kickstart this conversation at work. I’ve seen this work for myself and for clients so I know it’s possible to craft your role into something remote, hybrid, or flexible that works for your life.

Entrepreneurship

In the Career Clarity Program, designed for mid-career parents looking to land or create a fulfilling job they love without giving up the flexibility they need, we kick off our work focused on finding your Career Sweet Spot. The Sweet Spot is the overlap between your passions, your skills, and your value add (who is going to pay you!) For about 30% of my coaching clients, they find that their Sweet Spot actually lies in building their own business because of a valuable service they can provide a specific audience.

As an entrepreneur, I work fully remotely because I’m the boss! I make the rules about where and when I work, and the contractors I work with have the same freedom. If this idea sounds appealing but you’re not sure what business you would create, or how to think about life outside of the traditional 9-5, I invite you to join us in the Career Clarity Program. With that general goal in mind (even if you don’t know what kind of business you would build), we can work together to put a plan in action.

Ready, Set, Remote!

Let’s call a spade a spade: Finding a remote job in 2024 isn’t easy! These roles aren’t as plentiful as they were in 2021, and they are in high demand. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make it happen.

Use these tips, strategies, and resources to get your remote job search rolling, and come back to let me know how it’s going.

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