When you live with a disability, chronic illness or mental health condition the benefits of working from home are easy to spot. Though remote work may be the accommodation that keeps you in the workforce, it’s important to talk about some of the harder aspects of working from home too.
Mighty contributor Ruthy Websdale outlined in her article, “Working From Home Because of My Disability Is No Vacation,” that while virtual employment is a boost for self-care and eliminating travel, there are two emotional aspects she has to keep in mind. This includes feeling isolated from co-workers and feeling at times like you don’t fit in. Websdale wrote:
It can be massively isolating working from home. It’s easy to think it’d be bliss to be alone and not deal with people face-to-face, but there’s a difference when it’s by necessity rather than choice. I’m a pretty happily introverted person, but the lack of social interaction when you spend all day in a home office is tough. You miss out on easy networking, work friends, casual meetings and even being able to interpret body language.
If you’re struggling with feeling disconnected or lonely without co-workers in the next cubicle over, know you’re not alone. Consider talking with your supervisor or other co-workers you trust about your concerns and brainstorm how to feel more connected at work. Also, clue in loved ones who might be willing to stop by for some co-working time (or even just for lunch) on a regular basis.
If you’re on the lookout for a new remote work opportunity, check out these seven companies with open work-from-home jobs you can apply for now:
Au pairs are gaining popularity as an affordable childcare solution while supporting an international young adult in the United States as a hybrid work-cultural exchange arrangement. One such company that connects au pairs with U.S. families, GreatAuPair, offers corporate employees base compensation plus commission. Most positions are temp-to-hire for the first 90 days.
- Position open right now: Program Advisor
- Location/s: U.S. and International
How To Find Other Remote GreatAuPair Jobs:
It’s difficult to tell from GreatAuPair’s careers page which jobs can be done remotely, so read the description on any listing you’re interested in.
As the company’s name implies, Corporate Traveler is part of the global Flight Centre Travel Group to streamline travel arrangements for businesses. If you’re hired, benefits include medical, dental and vision health coverage, disability insurance, a 401K plan and access to financial planning services. Corporate Traveler is also open to international candidates.
- Position open right now: After Hours Travel Manager
- Location/s: International
How To Find Other Remote Corporate Traveler Jobs:
Visit the company’s job openings page and look for “virtual” in the job listing’s location description.
Ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes of the popular online dating service OKCupid? You can get that chance if you’re hired to work as one of the company’s remote workers. No details on benefits, but you’re able to work a flexible schedule. OKCupid’s website also says they’re dedicated to maintaining the company’s “irreverent, yet reliable” brand.
- Position open right now: Community Moderator
- Location/s: U.S.
How To Find Other Remote OKCupid Jobs:
You can’t search OKCupid’s job openings, so look for “remote” in the title of the job posting to find out which ones let you work from home.
Cooper Thomas is a technology firm dedicated to medical providers, including installing electronic health records software, website design and medical coding. Some positions require certification credentials or have other relatively strict qualification criteria. Though Cooper Thomas doesn’t provide details online, the company says it offers competitive pay and benefits.
- Position open right now: Remote PT Outpatient Medical Coder
- Location/s: U.S.
How To Find Other Remote Cooper Thomas Jobs:
Cooper Thomas’ job listing page isn’t searchable, so look for keywords like “telework” or “home office” in the listing description.
Headquartered in Ohio with satellite campuses across the U.S., Antioch University is a liberal arts college that offers flexible degrees in psychology, writing, non-profit management and more. Thanks to its network of campuses across the country, the school offers some remote positions, though benefits are not listed online.
- Position open right now: Online Admissions Administrator
- Location/s: U.S.
How To Find Other Remote Antioch University Jobs:
On Antioch’s careers page, search “remote” in the location keyword bar and double-check the location on each job listing.
Kanopi Studios specializes in web development services, from research to design, for organizations like the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the American Epilepsy Society and Physicians for Human Rights. As a hired “Kanopian,” you can expect health benefits, professional development opportunities, paid time off and the ability to work remotely anywhere in North America.
- Position open right now: Business Development Assistant
- Location/s: U.S. and Canada
How To Find Other Remote Kanopi Studios Jobs:
From the company’s careers page, search for the word “remote” and your country anywhere in the job listings.
Nylon, a pop culture and fashion magazine owned by Bustle Digital Group, often needs writers, editors and designers to make sure it’s pumping out new content for eager readers. Many of Nylon’s openings are for freelancers, which means you’re not eligible for company benefits but you can set your own schedule. Bustle Digital Group also has openings at other publications, like Bustle, Input and more.
- Position open right now: Entertainment Writer
- Location/s: U.K., U.S. and other countries
How To Find Other Remote Nylon Jobs:
From the parent company’s website, Bustle Digital Group, search for any job that says “remote” in the description.
Looking for other opportunities? Follow The Mighty’s #NowHiring page and take a look at other lists of companies that hire remote workers:
- 9 Work From Home Jobs Available in Canada or the U.K.
- Work-From-Home Jobs That Aren’t Call Centers
- 8 Companies That Regularly Hire Autistic Workers
Are you an employer with available remote opportunities for qualified candidates? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have your listing posted in an upcoming edition of our monthly remote jobs roundup.