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These 50+ companies are hiring remote workers right now, mamas

Plus, 6 expert tips for how to spruce up your resume to land a remote job.

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The coronavirus outbreak has transformed the American workplace almost overnight, with many companies switching to a 100% work-from-home model as a temporary alternative—and many other companies reducing hours or instituting layoffs.

According to Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs, which helps connect workers with flexible full-time and part-time work, this moment might be the start of a bigger change, perhaps for the better.

"While these dire times may introduce many more people to the reality that remote work is a viable way to conduct business, there are already a number of companies whose entire workplace model is built on remote work," says Sutton. "Most likely, I think this difficult situation will lead to more people and companies working remotely over the long term."

Whether you've been recently laid off or you're looking for ways to make money from home while the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect daily life, below are more than 50 companies that are currently hiring for remote positions in popular categories. Companies in bold are fully virtual, allowing all of their team members to telecommute 100% of the time.

Medical + Health

AmeriHealth Caritas

Centura Health

ClassPass

CVS Health

Phillips

UnitedHealth Group

VocoVision

Wellcare

Tech + IT

Aha!

Automattic

Clevertech

CrowdStrike

GitLab

Kyruus

Packet

Palo Alto Networks

Salesforce

ScrapingHub

Simple [A]

Time Doctor

Toggl

World Wide Technology

X-Team

Customer Service

Kforce

Liveops

Sutherland

SYKES

Toptal

TTEC

Working Solutions

Education + Training

Ascend Learning

Evolving Wisdom

Great Minds

K12

University of Phoenix

VIPKID

Zeiders Enterprises

Sales

HubSpot

iRhythm

Motorola Solutions

Seagate

Thomson Reuters

Accounting + Finance

Fairway Independent Mortgage

Greenback Expat Tax Services

Reconciled

Robert Half International

Supporting Strategies

U.S. Bank

Marketing + Media

The Cheat Sheet

Collage.com

inVision

LoveToKnow

Modern Tribe

MomsRising

Upworthy

Looking for a remote job? Follow these expert tips for job seekers who want to work from home:

  • Look for companies with remote experience. Target companies that have a solid remote-work track record—they're most likely to have the infrastructure and experience to continue hiring in uncertain times.
  • Know the most popular fields for remote work. Certain career fields have a larger number of remote jobs than others. If you have experience in technology, finance, sales, training, education or health, you're likely to find more listings.
  • Watch out for scams. In your job search, stick to keywords like "telecommute job," "remote job," "distributed team," and "virtual job" and avoid phrases that scammers use, specifically "work from home" and "work at home."
  • Be persistent. Many companies are slowing down their hiring as they regroup and transition to remote work. Don't be discouraged. Keep at your remote job search, research contacts at companies you reach out to, and customize your resume and cover letter for every application based on the most relevant keywords in the job description. Now is the time to be a "perfect" job seeker.
  • Highlight your remote job-friendly skills. Add your remote job-friendly skills to your resume, cover letter, and online profiles, such as independent work, time management, written and verbal communication, troubleshooting abilities, and proactivity with questions and ideas. Include a list of remote-specific technology you're familiar with, such as IM programs (Slack, Google Chat), file sharing (Dropbox), document collaboration (Google Drive), video conferencing (Zoom, GoToMeeting, Skype), and other remote collaboration tools.
  • Have previous remote work experience? Spotlight it. Make sure that's displaying throughout your resume, LinkedIn profile, and other application materials. This includes occasional remote work, partial remote, and fully remote work. Remote volunteering, working from an office but across time zones or physically separate from your coworkers or clients—this is all remote work experience to showcase!

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    There are steps parents can take to keep their children as healthy as possible.

    When wildfires struck the West Coast in September 2020, there was a lot for parents to worry about. For parents of children with asthma, though, the danger could be even greater. "There are more than 400 toxins that are present in wildfire smoke. That can activate the immune system in ways that aren't helpful by both causing an inflammatory response and distracting the immune system from fighting infection," says Amy Oro, MD, a pediatrician at Stanford Children's Health. "When smoke enters into the lungs, it causes irritation and muscle spasms of the smooth muscle that is around the small breathing tubes in the lungs. This can lead to difficulty with breathing and wheezing. It's really difficult on the lungs."

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    "Unfortunately, cloth masks don't do very much [to protect you from the smoke pollution]," Oro says. "You really need an N95 mask, and most of those have been allocated toward essential workers." To keep at-risk children safer, Oro recommends avoiding brisk exercise outdoors. Instead, set up an indoor obstacle course or challenge your family to jumping jacks periodically to keep everyone moving safely.

    Know the difference between smoke exposure and COVID-19.

    "COVID-19 can have a lot of the same symptoms—dry cough, sore throat, shortness of breath and chest pain could overlap. But what COVID and other viruses generally cause are fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea and body aches. Those would tell you it's not just smoke exposure," Oro says. When a child has been exposed to smoke, they often complain of a "scrape" in their throat, burning eyes, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain or wheezing. If the child has asthma, parents should watch for a flare of symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing or a tight sensation in their chest.

    Unfortunately, not much is known about long-term exposure to wildfire smoke on a healthy or compromised immune system, but elevated levels of air pollution have been associated with increased COVID-19 rates. That's because whenever there's an issue with your immune system, it distracts your immune system from fighting infections and you have a harder time fighting off viruses. Limiting your exposure to wildfire smoke is your best bet to keep immune systems strong.

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    Whatever type of medication your child takes for asthma, make sure you have it on-hand and that your child is keeping up with regular doses. Contact your child's pediatrician, especially if your area has a hazardous air quality—they may want to adjust your child's medication schedule or dosage to prevent an attack. Oro also recommends that, if your child has asthma, it might be helpful to have a stethoscope or even a pulse oximeter at home to help diagnose issues with your pediatrician through telehealth.

    Most importantly, don't panic.

    In some cases, social distancing and distance learning due to COVID may be helping to keep sensitive groups like children with asthma safer. Oro says wildfires in past years have generally resulted in more ER visits for children, but the most recent fires haven't seen the same results. "A lot of what we've seen is that the smoke really adversely affects adults, especially older adults over 65," Oro says. "Children tend to be really resilient."

    This article was sponsored by Stanford Children's Health. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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