Hate commuting? Here’s how to find a remote career – Pick Dave’s Brain

This week’s question comes from D.C. in San Gabriel, California. He asks:

Q: I want to work from home. What are some work-from-home recruitment sites you’d recommend? Thanks!

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If you’re stuck working in an office and want to work from home, where should you start?

This week’s question comes from D.C. in San Gabriel, California. He asks:

Hi Dave! I read your great article on LinkedIn about working from home. I want to work from home. I am a designer by trade. I don’t know if I am qualified for any opportunity out there. What are some work-from-home recruitment sites you’d recommend? Thanks!


Thanks for the great question D.C. And, by the way, great initials!

The answer to your question may be much simpler than you realize. I believe the best place to find what you’re looking for is—well, LinkedIn. It’s a place where many of my clients who own businesses go to recruit people. It’s easy to go there and find a job that allows you to work from home.

It’s very simple. Simply click on the job section at the top. You’ll find a search bar. And in that, you can type in a search term like “work from home” or “work from home in San Gabriel.” You can even search for “remote work” as that’s also a term that people use interchangeably with “working from home.”

You’ll begin to see a lot of jobs from employers looking for that very thing. This is a great way to search for any kind of specific job that you are looking for.

Here’s another option that you might want to consider. I hire a lot of people who work from home via Upwork. These are freelancers, and it might be a good idea to start dipping your toes into the work-from-home world by keeping your current job, while freelancing in the evenings a little using a site like Upwork.

For first-time Upwork users who are creating a profile: be specific. Don’t just post, “I am a graphic designer.” Show your specialty. Write something like “I’m a 3D designer,” or “I’m a cartoonist,” or “I’m an illustrator.” The more specific you can be, the easier it will be for you to cut through the clutter of all the other graphic designers on that site. It will make it easier for your potential employer to look for the very thing that you do.

Thanks for the question, D.C.!

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