As a new college grad, finding an entry-level job is an exciting rite of passage that can also bring about some uncertainty, especially for the 1.3 million students graduating from college in the U.S. this year.
With the Class of 2020 set to enter a difficult job market, and with some industries having drastically slowed down (or completely stopped) their hiring during the pandemic, it’s important that new graduates adjust their job search strategies to be successful.
So, as you’re looking for your first post-college job, take heart. If you are willing to think outside the box and look at entry-level jobs in industries that haven’t been as impacted by the pandemic, you can find employment. And if you expand your search to include remote jobs, you won’t be limited by where you live—which can open the door to countless more opportunities.
To help you on your way, we’ve researched the top 15 companies that have posted the most entry-level remote jobs since March 1, 2020, along with jobs and industries that are perfect for new grads.
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15 Companies With the Most Remote Entry-Level Jobs
Based on data from the FlexJobs company database of more than 52,000 companies, these 15 companies have recently recruited for the most entry-level remote jobs. If you’re a FlexJobs member, log-in to see current postings.
Robert Half International is a professional staffing and consulting firm with more than 400 global locations. Comprised of eight divisions—Robert Half Executive Search, Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, Robert Half Legal, Robert Half Technology, OfficeTeam, The Creative Group, and Robert Half Management Resources—Robert Half offers career opportunities in a variety of fields.
Offering HR solutions and permanent, temporary, and outsourced staffing services through its 4,700 global branches, Randstad serves clients in diverse industries, such as healthcare, engineering, finance and accounting, IT, legal, human resources, logistics, manufacturing, and life sciences.
K12 provides online educational programs and solutions based on research, cognitive science, and proven educational methods for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. Designed to benefit military families, homeschooled children, advanced learners, career-minded students, athletes, and traveling performers, K12’s instruction techniques meet the unique learning needs of every student.
As one of the world’s largest privately-held staffing companies, Aerotek maintains more than 200 offices in North America and Europe, serving a broad range of clients. Aerotek serves nearly every major industry in the world but primarily works with the technical, manufacturing, aviation, skilled trades, engineering, clinical, laboratory, and general labor markets.
A technology services company with over 20 years of experience, Appen works in 130 companies worldwide across various industries to improve its products with high-quality, human-annotated data.
Providing nearly half a million employment opportunities each year in diverse industries, Kelly connects skilled workers with top businesses and specializes in placements in accounting and finance, administrative, automotive, engineering, information technology, life sciences, call centers, and much more.
Pearson is an international learning company that offers an extensive range of products, tools, content, and services for educators and learners of all ages. Pearson’s Online & Blended Learning K-12 group provides virtual K-12 education solutions for school districts, schools, and students worldwide, and frequently hires for remote jobs.
VocoVision is an innovative children’s therapy telepractice program that provides cutting-edge speech therapy services from expert sign-language interpreters, speech-language pathologists, school psychologists, and occupational therapists. Using video conferencing, interactive sessions, and games, VocoVision’s mission is to provide speech therapy services to children who may not usually have access.
Momentum Solar works with commercial and residential customers to design and install highly efficient and fully insured, monitored, and warrantied photovoltaic (solar-electric) systems. Momentum Solar works to educate business owners and consumers about solar electricity and is committed to making renewable solar energy more accessible with affordable pricing and no up-front costs.
A diversified healthcare company, UnitedHealth Group provides healthcare coverage and benefits services to clients and consumers in all 50 states and in 125 countries worldwide. UnitedHealth Group includes United Healthcare, which provides benefits and insurance coverage, and Optum, a leading provider of technology and information-enabled health services.
Working on nearly 15 game platforms and in over 50 languages, Keywords Studios provides technical and creative services to the international video game industry. Keywords Studios employs more than 5,000 people worldwide and provides customers with player support, localization, audio, testing, engineering, and art production services.
Independence University is a nonprofit institution of higher education that offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs through online distance-learning classes, and through its main campus in Ogden-West Haven, Utah. Independence University encompasses four schools—healthcare, business, graphic arts, and technology.
Kforce is a staffing and recruiting firm that provides flexible and direct-hire staffing solutions in the technology, financial services, healthcare, communications, and government sectors. Kforce works with more than 23,000 skilled professionals and 4,000 clients each year.
RevLocal is a marketing and advertising company that offers personalized digital marketing services to local businesses and franchises across the United States and Canada. Services provided by RevLocal include local search, paid advertising, review marketing, and social media, as well as industry-specific marketing solutions for small businesses in the healthcare, home and auto, retail and dining, professional, and lifestyle industries.
Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing is a financial services company specializing in managing mortgage loans. Working in partnership with several different lenders, Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing offers services and foreclosure alternatives such as loan modification, short sale services, unemployment forbearance, and loss mitigation review for mortgage holders.
10 Great Entry-Level Remote Jobs for New Grads
Here are 10 remote job titles with requirements that are usually right on par with new college graduates’ skills and experience.
An entry-level claims processor analyzes insurance information, performs data entry, and handles reimbursements for the insurance industry. Processing insurance claims generally requires a bachelor’s degree, and most companies provide on-the-job training.
A variety of companies in several different industries hire for customer support roles, and many jobs are both remote and entry-level. Remote customer service representatives assist customers with questions and problems using the phone, email, social media, and chat platforms.
Graphic designers present design concepts and create visual assets for agencies and in-house design teams. A portfolio of your work from graphic design school could land you an entry-level graphic design job producing visual solutions for websites, newspapers, advertisements, logos, and more.
Product managers help develop products by conducting market research, gathering product requirements, determining specifications and timetables, and communicating product status to stakeholders. Associate product managers are generally entry-level positions that focus on learning and preparing for more senior roles.
A sales rep is the main point of contact between a business and potential customers. An entry-level sales role may involve identifying, reaching out to, and following up with prospects, creating messaging, and scheduling meetings for account executives. Communication and customer service skills are key in this field.
A social media specialist coordinates a company’s social media presence by writing and scheduling social media updates, sharing content, encouraging conversation, and answering customer questions. Writing and editing skills and a degree in marketing or communication are often required.
An entry-level software developer handles tasks such as running tests, debugging software, and providing code documentation. Being proficient in programming languages will help you land a job, as will sample personal projects.
A technical support representative assists customers with technical issues related to a service or product by troubleshooting and fixing technical problems, installing hardware and software, maintaining quality control standards, and submitting service requests.
Tutors assess students’ learning needs to help them with academic or skill assignments and prepare them for examinations. A tutor prepares lesson plans, creates instructional materials, grades homework, and maintains records. Thorough subject knowledge is required; previous teaching or training experience is helpful.
Any writing you’ve done during college or as side projects can create a nice portfolio to start a flexible writing career. Marketing agencies and companies need writers to create blog content, advertising and product copy, email copy, and more. Writers with SEO understanding are in high demand.
Industries With the Most Remote Jobs
Perfect for new grads and with opportunities across all career levels (including entry-level), these industries currently offer the most remote job listings.
- Customer Service
- Medical & Health
- Computer & IT
- Education & Training
- Accounting & Finance
- Project Management
- Internet & Ecommerce
As a new graduate, you can also take proactive steps, such as building a network, utilizing social media, leveraging alumni, and joining professional organizations, to help land a job in these and other industries.
Find More Remote Entry-Level Jobs
If you’re looking for your first job after college, FlexJobs is here with all the support and resources you need. We not only offer a wide range of flexible and remote job listings, but also job search advice and tips and one-on-one career coaching and resume reviews.
Also, if you have a recent college graduate in your life, a gift certificate to FlexJobs makes a thoughtful—and useful—graduation gift! To help you in your job search, we’re offering up to 50% off new memberships. Enter the code JOBS at checkout.
Originally published April 29, 2019 and previously updated January 30, 2020.
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