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7 Virtual Jobs You Can Apply for This May to Kickstart Your Career


Finding a job is never an easy task — from writing a great cover letter to acing an interview and negotiating a salary. If this is your first time looking for a job in awhile or you want to find a job that will better accommodate your disability, chronic illness or mental health condition, the process might feel even more daunting. You’re not alone.

In an article titled, “10 Tips for Job Hunting When You Have Social Anxiety,” members of The Mighty community shared their tips for success while job searching, and they’re relevant whether you have anxiety or not. For example, Charlotte E. recommended determining what you really want out of a job. She advised:

Take some time to reflect on what makes you feel purpose, passion and contentment. Once you have this list, it might be helpful to identify what places of employment will offer you some or a lot of these things.

In addition to taking the job hunt one step at a time by doing a little bit every day, apply to a lot of jobs and make sure you’re prepared for your interviews. And don’t forget, you have a lot to offer prospective employers, as Saibh M. said:

Spend as much time as you can listing and reminding yourself of all the achievements you have made each day — big or small — to remind yourself you are capable and have qualities other people adore.

Looking for a new job? Follow The Mighty’s #NowHiring page to find and post job opportunities.

To help jump-start your job hunt, here are seven companies with remote job opportunities available now:

1. Articulate

Articulate specializes in software for e-learning, and the company delivers this product via a fleet of remote employees. If you’re hired, Articulate offers a generous slate of benefits, including medical, dental and vision coverage, long-term disability insurance, and a monthly wellness benefit.

The Details:

How To Find Other Remote Articulate Jobs:

All of Articulate’s jobs can be done remotely, so scroll through the list of openings on its career page.

2. H.W. Kaufman Group

The group oversees companies such as insurance service and audit provider Afirm. H.W. Kaufman Group offers a handful of remote opportunities across its businesses. With Afirm, for example, you can work remotely as an independent contractor. While you won’t have benefits as a contractor, the company allows for a more flexible schedule with room to grow with the company.

The Details:

How To Find Other Remote H.W. Kaufman Group Jobs:

Visit H.W. Kaufman Group’s career opportunities page and type “work from home” in the keyword search bar.

3. PRA Health Sciences

An international health company, PRA Health Sciences focuses on clinical development and drug discovery to improve medical options. The company’s website says it has employees across six continents, 25% remote. It also claims to be a people-centered employer, but the website doesn’t provide much information about employee benefits.

The Details:

How To Find Other Remote PRA Health Sciences Jobs:

Visit the company’s job opportunities page and type “remote” into the keyword search box.

4. Red Hat

Stylish headwear choice aside, Red Hat delivers open source software solutions to its clients. If you’re in the tech field, you can join Red Hat’s team in any one of 35 countries. The company also offers benefits to its full-time staff, including health and disability insurance (in the U.S.), tuition reimbursement and well-being programs.

The Details:

How To Find Other Remote Red Hat Jobs:

From Red Hat’s jobs page, scroll down until you see locations. Click on “remote” to see all the available options.

5. Abbott

Abbott is all about developing new health technologies to make living with a chronic illness or other health condition a little easier. Positions are available in the U.K., U.S. and other international countries. Full-time employees can expect, according to Abbott’s website, a competitive salary, health benefits and life insurance.

The Details:

How To Find Other Remote Abbott Jobs:

From Abbott’s jobs page, type “remote” in the keyword search box to find available work-from-home positions.

6. CyraCom

Do you speak more than two languages fluently? If so, interpretation company CyraCom may have an independent contractor position just for you. According to its website, CyraCom typically offers translation services in the health field and insurance field to help people demystify their options. As an independent interpreter, you’ll be able to set a flexible schedule, though you won’t be eligible for benefits.

The Details:

How To Find Other Remote CyraCom Jobs:

CyraCom’s independent contractor jobs are all remote. If you’re interested in other company positions, select “remote employee” from the company’s search openings page.

7. Belay

Thanks to the internet, you can be a personal assistant from anywhere. Belay aims to connect clients with virtual assistants and bookkeepers to keep their businesses running. As an independent contractor with Belay, you’re not eligible for benefits. However, the company’s website says you’ll be able to set a flexible schedule and maintain a good work/life balance.

The Details:

How To Find Other Remote Belay Jobs:

Belay’s independent contractor positions are all report, so search for any available openings on the company’s current openings page.

Are you an employer with available remote opportunities for qualified candidates? Contact [email protected] to have your listing posted in an upcoming edition of our monthly remote jobs roundup.

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