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The procedures I’ve found helping land a remote job within an acknowledged Great Place to Work

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It’s futile to work in toxic workplaces because it would be a waste of time and I won’t last long anyway.

PROTIP: Target employers we want instead of waiting fruitlessly or wasting your time interacting with employers you would rather not want to work at.

So I have sought the highest-rated employers.

NOTE: Content here are my personal opinions, and not intended to represent any employer (past or present). “PROTIP:” here highlight information I haven’t seen elsewhere on the internet because it is hard-won, little-know but significant facts based on my personal research and experience.

Great Places to Work

From GreatPlaceToWork.com for 2024, I created this Google Sheet containing these columns:

  • _Type of company
  • _stars, _Rec (recommend to a friend), _CEO rating, _#revs (number of reviews) in Glassdoor

  • _URL of company
  • _Profile page on Salesforce
  • _LinkedIn company URL

  • _YouTube account page
  • _Twitter account URL
  • _TFollowers (Twitter followers)
  • _TJoinedYr (Twitter join year)
  • _TLocation (location specified on Twitter)
  • _TDesc (Description on Twitter account)

There are several aspects:

  • Where the company stands among employee reviews on Glassdoor.com

  • Where the company stands in their Net Promoter Score (NPS)

  • Where the company stands in their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Where the company stands in their Environmental consciousness

  • Where the company stands among competitors according to Gartner, Forrester, G2, etc.

  • Profitability of the company versus competitors in the same industry

  • Locations of company HQ and branches

  • Benefits deductions and limits in Medical, Dental, Disability, etc.

Major Job Websites

Major job sites

  • LinkedIn.com (owned by Microsoft) leverages the LinkedIn social platform of profiles for companies (who can afford it) to search for candidates. It provides salary information. But it doesn’t provide employee satisfaction ratings for employers it recommends to you.

  • Indeed.com aggregates job postings

  • Glassdoor.com has

  • AngelList.com is a meeting place for start-ups, which often hire less experienced candidates.

  • Ladders.com (a subscription site)

  • Monster.com is used by old-school companies that don’t know any better. So I update my resume there.

  • Turing.com matches part-time contractors with

  • FlexJobs.com

  • Jobvite

  • Dice.com is for tech jobs

  • CareerBuilder.com is for tech jobs

  • ZipRecruiter.com is for tech jobs

  • Monster.com is for tech jobs

  • Craigslist.org is for tech jobs

  • USAJobs.gov is for government jobs

Remote work job sites

  • Asurion have business-related jobs $21-32/hour. https://careers.asurion.com/ShowJob/JobId/1031/Work-at-Home-Customer-Care-Representative

  • Apple Home Advisors $32/hour plus benefits. https://www.apple.com/jobs/us/aha.html

  • LiveOps.com pay $12-17/hour

  • workingsolutions.com is for remote jobs by people in US & Canada. They have 150,000 Whohoos, mostly in call center $15/hour jobs.

  • WeWorkRemotely.com

  • Flexjobs.com (a subscription site)

  • Concentrix for QA, UX, and other jobs. https://careers.concentrix.com/careers/search-and-apply

  • https://www.upwork.com/full-time/

Jobs, Companies to target?

As Yogi Berra said in his twisted way:

“If you don’t know where you want to go, you’ll end up somewhere else”.