We've compiled all the best resources for job seekers to discover who's hiring in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
With unemployment in America shattering all-time records in the wake of the coronavirus — current figures show the number of those out of work at more than 40.7 million individuals — many people now find themselves in the difficult and unexpected position of having to find a new job.
“In the whole history of initial claims, there's never been anything remotely close to that,” said Ben Herzon, executive director of IHS Markit, a business data and analytics firm, in this The New York Times article.
Sites for job-seekers to help the newly unemployed
We know an unexpected bout of unemployment can feel impossible to overcome, but we want to reassure you that there is work out there to be found.
In addition to the usual job-search sites and job-search apps, many enterprising and helpful individuals have already started to respond with websites, community-sourced spreadsheets, and apps to help connect those newly out of work with those offering jobs.
We've compiled a list of our favorite resources, new and old, for job seekers that can help you find work during this difficult time.
WFH But Hiring is focused on technology talent and offers opportunities for both remote work as well as positions located in New York and San Francisco. A nice feature of the WFH But Hiring job site is that in many cases there's contact information for the recruiter or hiring manager listed, so you can reach out to the directly.
Levels.fyi verifies open positions with the companies hiring, so you can feel confident when applying via this resource that the job is legitimate. There's remote positions and in-person opportunities available across many industries.
Modern Day Jobs is a curated list of over one hundred ways to make money on the internet, both as a full-time employee or a part-time worker. This site offers opportunities to help supplement your current income or make ends meet if your job loss is expected to be temporary.
Torch Capital, a venture capital firm, has created a massive community-sourced spreadsheet of workplaces that are still hiring. The spreadsheet contains over one thousand remote job opportunities, with more being added daily. You can also add your profile to the sheet as talent, noting that you are available for hire.
Upstream is a brand new, app-based community platform designed to help professionals give and receive help from one another. The "Hiring and Helping" community is dedicated to connecting those newly out of work with opportunities. It's a great way to build relationships and personally connect with hiring managers and job seekers in similar situations.
This resource is friendly to an international audience and contains jobs for both Americans and non-Americans alike. The site also offers a weekly email newsletter to keep you informed of new hiring opportunities the second they're made available.
Remotiv is a job board focused on remote opportunities within technology and at startups. You don't need to know how to code, either — Remotiv has opportunities in all departments, like customer service and marketing, too.
WeWorkRemotely is another job board focused on remote opportunities primarily within the technology sector.
A nice perk of this site is its excellent resources section. They offer a plethora of information for both potential employees and current employers on how to be successful in remote work, and even have a Slack channel where you can share your struggles and triumphs with others in the community.
Still looking for more options? Ryan Robinson put together a comprehensive guide to websites dedicated to finding remote work. We know it's a lot of options to choose from, but Ryan has includes a helpfu categorization system so you can browse the list by the type of job you're looking for (part-time, full-time) as well as what industry you're job searching in.
Make sure your resume is remote-ready
As you embark on your job-hunt journey, don't forget to take a look at your resume to make sure it showcases important soft skills that take on new importance as you seek out a job you can do from anywhere in the world.
Our article “How to Write Your Resume for Your Remote Job Search” lists all the details you need to know as you give your resume a tune-up in preparation for seeking new opportunities.
Working remotely is a completely different experience than going into an office each day, and you stand the best chance of success if your resume reflects the qualities you need to succeed in a new environment.
You can do this!
Most of all, we want to encourage you to stay positive and know that you're not alone. It's incredibly encouraging to see the ways communities have pitched in to create these resources amidst a very difficult situation for us all.
You can succeed as a job seeker during this unprecedented time — and we're here to help.
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