When people think of remote jobs, many assume they can be done from anywhere in the world—as long as there’s a reliable internet connection and room enough for a computer to work on. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for the majority of work-from-home jobs.
Prior to the pandemic, 95% of the remote positions found by FlexJobs researchers had a location requirement, whether that be a particular city, state, or country. As more companies transition to permanent remote work and allow previously office-bound employees to relocate, that statistic may change, but the reality is that most remote jobs are still based in a specific location.
Thankfully, unlike most job boards, FlexJobs makes it easy to find work-from-home jobs near you, wherever that may be. Here’s how to search for geo-specific remote jobs, as well as jobs that you can do from anywhere in the country or anywhere in the world.
Note: FlexJobs is a subscription service for job seekers that features flexible and remote jobs. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the monthly subscription costs allow us to fully vet and verify all of the jobs on our site—ensuring that customers have a safe and positive job searching experience.
Search for Jobs by Specific Location
If you’re looking for a job in your specific city or state, using FlexJobs’ advanced search options will yield you the most relevant results. Look for the “Advanced Search” link located on the right side at the top of most pages on FlexJobs, next to the “Search by job title, keyword, etc.” search box.
Once you’re on the advanced search page, simply enter your city, state, and/or zip code into the “U.S. Location” field and then choose your desired level of remote work under “Remote Work Level.” Results will include all jobs based in your particular location, along with jobs that can be done from anywhere in the state, country, or world.
To refine your results to include just your state, try searching from the Jobs by Location page. Keep in mind that some states have additional dropdown lists that enable you to search in specific cities. You can also use the location page to search for jobs in several specific countries.
Search for U.S. National Jobs
If you’re based in the United States, then remote jobs that can be done from anywhere in the U.S. will fit the bill. From the same Jobs by Location page you’d use if searching within a particular state, choose US National Jobs to filter for jobs with a location requirement anywhere in the US.
Search for Work-From-Anywhere Jobs
For job seekers wanting no location restrictions whatsoever, you’ll want to focus your sights on that elusive 5%—the work-from-anywhere job. These jobs allow the maximum in location flexibility and can truly be worked from anywhere in the world.
Clicking on “Anywhere Jobs” on the Jobs by Location page will take you directly to all of the work-from-anywhere, remote jobs in the FlexJobs database.
Finding Work-From-Home Jobs Near You
Broadening your search to your entire state, country, or the world not only gives you access to more potential jobs, it provides flexibility in other areas of your life. If you’re hoping for a nearby remote job to be able to occasionally go to the office, though, searching by location will help you target jobs in your immediate area.
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