Remote job sites to help Ukraine refugees
After hours and hours of research into where you can find Ukraine refugees to match with and host in your home, I am back here at my computer at 3 am because I cannot sleep and I want to be able to do more to help.
Trawling through all of the Facebook posts in groups to support Ukrainian refugees I kept coming across another common problem – the Ukrainian people are desperate to be able to work again but have the problem that they do not know where they will end up. The posts I have seen so far from unsettled refugees are all seeking remote work. After 9 years as a remote worker, I know of a few places you can look for remote jobs.
Remote.io is quite a modern and clean website. I love that is looks so simple but has a lot to offer.
Not all remote jobs were created equal. Underneath the job title and the name of the business who are hiring is a location. Although the work is remote, sometimes you have to be in a certain country. Above the job listings you have the option to filter your results or search by keyword.
Indeed is one of my favourite job sites, and the only one I actually use regularly. It is popular with UK employers for both remote work and in person work so it is also a good option for anyone relocating to the UK. Refugees will have the right to work in the UK for up to 3 years once they match with a sponsor and have their visa approved.
When you load up the Indeed website you can use the location (‘where’) box to search for remote-only work. If you have a specific role you want to work in you can add a keyword or phrase into the ‘what’ box.
Indeed get a lot of new jobs posted every day, so you might want to use the date dropdown menu to sort the results in date order. You should check Indeed regularly because new postings can happen even in the short time you are using the website.
We Work Remotely
We Work Remotely reminds me of Remote.io. The layout and look of the website is very similar. You have to do a lot of scrolling down the page to find jobs in each different category. They have them all on one page but there is no table of contents you can use to ping yourself down to each category. I am also unable to see and filters to cut the ads down in that way.
One thing I liked about We Work Remotely was that that have a list of 100 top remote companies. This is an invaluable resource if you want to find companies you could apply to outside of just job websites. Lists like this are really useful for people who are absolutely determined to apply until they find something.
Remote.co is more than a job site. They prove work tips from employees and employers who are remote and offer articles on different topics related to work. The job postings are not immediatly noticeable, you just need to scroll down the page a little to find them. The job section looks like this:
You can also use this link to go diretly to the page dedicated to remote job advertisements.
Remote-jobs.com offer the opportunity to seach for a keyword or phrase right from the home page of their website.
Once you click ‘refine search’ you’ll be taken to a list of jobs thatrelate to your search. I noticed that a lot of the jobs seem to be for UK-based companies but there were a few USA and Europe-based companies too. There are a lot of big brand names on there, I am quite impressed with the range of jobs they have posted.
FlexJobs has been around 2007. They say they vet the jobs to make sure they are legitimate. There are a few different places on their main page where you can search for jobs using keywords, phrases or job titles. It looks like they charge a subscription fee to be able to actually apply to the jobs you see. Without a subscription, you cannot see the name of the company and some of the benefits associated with the job are also blurred out.
Upwork is not a job-search website. It is for freelancers who are looking for projects they can do. I used Upwork a lot when I traveled and often found writing work, advertising opportunities for my website, and other writing and admin tasks. It can be tough to get your account approved at first – or at least that used to be the case.
They have a couple of initiatives right now in order to help the people of Ukraine and they have a massive FAQ page dedicated to the events unfolding in Ukraine.
No Desk is new to me. It has a lot of remote jobs on offer but I have never heard of any of the companies. That isn’t meant to sound like a bad thing, just a fact. You can filter the jobs by specialty and they appear in date order, newest first. There are jobs from all over the world on No Desk.
Just Remote looks like it are quite easy to use. You can filter by the type of job you’d like or the origin of the company that is hiring. They claim to have access to hidden remote jobs which you can have access to for a fee.
Virtual Vocations is a really busy website. There are links and articles everywhere. It seems to get new jobs posted but nowhere near as regularly as Indeed.
Skip The Drive
Skip The Drive had a few new jobs posted in each of the last few days before I checked the website. There are a number of job categories you can look through but you can also search for keywords. It seems to be popular and has been featured by Yahoo! and Fox Business.
Pangian has an impressive list of employers on the homepage who are apparently using Pangians job posting services. From their left menu, it looks like they offer messaging services between you and the potential employer and also offer training.
Working Nomads was a favourite of mine when I was job hunting. Their list of live job postings is long, and you again can filter by category using the menu down the left side of the website. The job postings show tags on the main job page which can make it easier to filter through jobs that are suitable/unsuitable.
LinkedIn is a good source for finding jobs. Like some other platforms, you can search for ‘remote’ in the location instead of an actual place name.
You can use the menu above the job postings to filter the results down further. You can usually apply to most jobs within LinkedIn and you might also be able to connect with and talk to the hiring manager right there within the app.
Digital Nomad Jobs – Remote Work From Anywhere
Digital Nomad Jobs – Remote Work From Anywhere is all based within a Facebook group. Individuals or business pages can post jobs within the group from anywhere in the world. The great thing here is you can have a back and forth conversation with the person who posted the job. You can also make posts to search for work.
Remote Work & Jobs for Digital Nomads
Remote Work & Jobs for Digital Nomads is another Facebook group for finding and posting remote work opportunities.
Digital Nomad Jobs – Remote Jobs @ letsworkremotely
Digital Nomad Jobs – Remote Jobs @ letsworkremotely yet another Facebook group.
Just be careful with Facebook groups as they are rife with scammers offering ridiculous jobs or network marketing opportunities.
Teach English online
For a good portion of my remote-working career, I was teaching English online. I’ve taught thousands of students from all over the world. The market for English teachers was HUGE until China recently made changes to the law regarding the use of foreign teachers and the times that children are allowed to take online lessons.
I know of so many companies, and there are always new ones coming to the market as other countries realize the value of online English lessons. Instead of listing all of the ones I know I will leave this link to a post that has many of the most popular ones in it. The post has been recently updated so I think it will be very valuable.
You will need a TEFL or TESOL to teach (usually) and you can get one fairly cheap on Groupon. This course is quick to complete and should have you ready to start teaching within a week.
I’ve personally taught for:
Dada (not currently hiring)
BlingABC (not able to recruit outside of China)
Palfish (you teach for Palfish via an app on phone or tablet)
I’ll keep adding to this as I remember more, but hopefully now it is enough to help someone find some remote work.