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Go Where Nomads Go to Find your Next Remote Gig

In an earlier article, I outlined common ways you can work (exertion for income) while being 100% nomadic.

If Entrepreneurship or Contracting don’t appeal to you, several remote-only channels might help you find what you’re looking for.

Before we explore these options, I want to quickly point out why a nomad might lean toward traditional employment when travelling or working from home.

  • Higher earning potential
  • Lifestyle alignment
  • Avoiding career gaps
  • Economically unfeasible
  • The continuation of an incumbent position
  • Favourable timezones
  • A remote-first company and workplace
  • Career growth

If you fall into one of the categories above, here are some great places to look for your next remote opportunity.

Newsletters

One lesser-known method of finding quality remote job opportunities is by subscribing to newsletters in the space you’re interested in or are already working in.

For example, I am subscribed to a newsletter on Substack called ‘Travel Tech Essentialist’. A passionate contributor in the global travel space, the editor has created and curated his own travel and tech job board, as part of his weekly publication. This is updated and distributed fortnightly to readers.

There are a number of these private newsletters within the nomadic community that provide exceptional access to opportunities that don’t always make it to public job boards.

Remote-work Job Boards

These job boards curate a list of remote-only opportunities across various industries and employment structures. There are two standouts here for me:

  1. We Work Remotely
  2. Working Nomads

Both these sites update their job board daily and most importantly, allow visitors to filter jobs by industry, location and position type.

Moreover, if you’re worried about missing out on an opportunity or being late to apply, simply become a member of the platform (for free) and you’ll have new jobs sent straight to your email.

Linkedin

Through the sheer breadth of their operations, LinkedIn is the likely first choice for most employees and employers.

Although – the larger the pool, the easier it is to get lost.

In my experience of looking for nomadic jobs on Linkedin, it’s crucial to be precise with your search terms. If the input data is incorrect or not specific enough, your results might come back misaligned with what you’re actually looking for.

In the example below – I made a slight tweak in the location section, from ‘Australia’ or ‘Remote’ to ‘Worldwide’ and received a much greater list of jobs. This leads to another point about LinkedIn; I encourage you to qualify that the role you may be interested in, is actually entirely remote. Now that many employers are encouraging a hybrid work structure, if not, returning to the office entirely, many listings labelled ‘remote’ are not that.

Remember to read the fine print.

Careers pages for Remote-first companies

Another effective way of identifying the right remote job is by switching your search from role to company.

Despite some organisations pushing for workplaces to return to pre-COVID times, many remain optimistic about having a geographically diverse workforce.

A simple Google search will help you locate companies domestically and internationally that advocate 100% remote work.

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