Real talk. Looking for a legit work-from-home job on the internet isn’t as straightforward as it should be. Like everywhere else, scammers are lurking with real-looking job advertisements that sound fabulous but once you take the first step to apply, things start to get suspicious. This might include never learning the name of the company you’re supposedly interviewing for or having an “interview” through online chat instead of the phone.
If you’re worried about getting scammed during the job hunt process, you’re definitely not alone. According to a FlexJobs survey on flexible work trends, over 80% of those looking for remote jobs online were very concerned about falling into a scammer’s trap. Nearly 20% of those surveyed did get caught in a job scam. It’s not always so easy to tell a legit remote opportunity from a fake one.
FlexJobs offers a few tips to avoid scams. For example, look for anything that doesn’t look professional in a company’s correspondence with you. Emails riddled with grammatical errors or from an odd-looking email address are red flags. A real hiring manager also shouldn’t ask for your personal details upfront (like a social security number) or require you to pay to move forward in the process. And, always trust your gut. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
For scam-free remote job opportunities we’ve already vetted for you, here are seven companies with open work-from-home jobs you can apply for this September:
1. Sticker Mule
Sticker Mule, a company that does custom printing, spans 17 countries, with current openings in the United States and Italy. If this sounds like you and you’re signed on full-time, listed benefits include health and dental insurance, flexible hours and Sticker Mule pays for the equipment you need to do the job.
Position open right now: Copywriter
Location/s: U.S. and Europe
How To Find Other Remote Sticker Mule Jobs:
Sticker Mule’s job listings are at the bottom of its careers page. Scroll down to the list of openings and look for “remote” in the description.
You may be thinking murder mystery, but Mystery.org is all about kids. The educational company creates engaging content to help kids learn cool science facts like, “Why do whales grow so big?” or “What’s the smallest thing we’ve ever seen?” Benefits for full-time employees may include paid vacation, health insurance and a 401K retirement plan.
Position open right now: Customer Experience Specialist
How To Find Other Remote Mystery.org Jobs:
You can’t search the company’s listings, so click into an available opening that looks interesting and look for “remote” in the description.
Bizzabo offers event planning software so clients can pull off unforgettable moments without a hitch. If you have some tech skills and want to join the Bizzabo family, you’ll likely find job openings in the United States and Tel Aviv. As an employee, you’re eligible for a “comprehensive insurance package” 100% covered by the company along with paid vacation.
Position open right now: Customer Support Representative
Location/s: U.S. and Israel
How To Find Other Remote Bizzabo Jobs:
Visit Bizzabo’s careers page and scroll through the listings until you see “remote” listed as the location.
Medical coding is an important aspect of how the health care system works, and Fathom Health wants to make it more efficient with artificial intelligence services. To get in on this tech-forward health company, you’ll need a few data entry skills. Fathom’s careers page doesn’t provide any information on benefits for employees.
Position open right now: People Operations Associate
Location/s: U.S. and Canada
How To Find Other Remote Fathom Health Jobs Jobs:
From Fathom’s available job listings page, use the “city” drop-down filter menu and select “remote.”
You’ve likely noticed there’s a major disconnect between physical and mental health when you’re trying to get treatment. Quartet Health noticed too and came up with a technology solution to better integrate mental health care across the board. If you’re interested in this mission, Quartet will make sure you have mental health benefits, unlimited vacation time and a family leave policy.
Position open right now: Inside Sales Representative
How To Find Other Remote Quartet Health Jobs:
Though you can filter the available openings on Quartet’s jobs page by location, it’s not very helpful. Your best bet is to scroll through and look for “remote” in parentheses after the job title.
6. Museum Hack
Museum Hack ambitiously states “it’s harder to join Museum Hack than Harvard” on its website. But if you’re a museum buff and want to indoctrinate others into museum culture with irresistible tours, you’ll probably feel right at home with the company. Museum Hack offers full- and part-time opportunities with health benefits and other perks like house-cleaning credits and massages for full-time workers.
Position open right now: Part-time Sales Representative
How To Find Other Remote Museum Hack Jobs:
You can’t search Museum Hack’s job listings, so scroll through the shortlist and look for “remote” in the position description.
Globalme has a worldwide presence and is based in Canada. The company provides a variety of services for international businesses, including data collection and translating services into local languages. Globalme doesn’t give away any information about its benefits for employees. It does, however, celebrate having a 50/50 gender ratio and women in many leadership roles.
Position open right now: Localization Team Support Specialist
Location/s: Canada, other international locations
How To Find Other Remote Globalme Jobs:
Take a look at Globalme’s job openings and look for “remote” underneath each job listing.
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