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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."

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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!

When I was expecting my first child, I wanted to know everything that could possibly be in store for his first year.

I quizzed my own mom and the friends who ventured into motherhood before I did. I absorbed parenting books and articles like a sponge. I signed up for classes on childbirth, breastfeeding and even baby-led weaning. My philosophy? The more I knew, the better.

Yet, despite my best efforts, I didn't know it all. Not by a long shot. Instead, my firstborn, my husband and I had to figure it out together—day by day, challenge by challenge, triumph by triumph.

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The funny thing is that although I wanted to know it all, the surprises—those moments that were unique to us—were what made that first year so beautiful.

Of course, my research provided a helpful outline as I graduated from never having changed a diaper to conquering the newborn haze, my return to work, the milestones and the challenges. But while I did need much of that tactical knowledge, I also learned the value of following my baby's lead and trusting my gut.

I realized the importance of advice from fellow mamas, too. I vividly remember a conversation with a friend who had her first child shortly before I welcomed mine. My friend, who had already returned to work after maternity leave, encouraged me to be patient when introducing a bottle and to help my son get comfortable with taking that bottle from someone else.

Yes, from a logistical standpoint, that's great advice for any working mama. But I also took an incredibly important point from this conversation: This was less about the act of bottle-feeding itself, and more about what it represented for my peace of mind when I was away from my son.

This fellow mama encouraged me to honor my emotions and give myself permission to do what was best for my family—and that really set the tone for my whole approach to parenting. Because honestly, that was just the first of many big transitions during that first year, and each of them came with their own set of mixed emotions.

I felt proud and also strangely nostalgic as my baby seamlessly graduated to a sippy bottle.

I felt my baby's teething pain along with him and also felt confident that we could get through it with the right tools.

I felt relieved as my baby learned to self-soothe by finding his own pacifier and also sad to realize how quickly he was becoming his own person.



As I look back on everything now, some four years and two more kids later, I can't remember the exact day my son crawled, the project I tackled on my first day back at work, or even what his first word was. (It's written somewhere in a baby book!)

But I do remember how I felt with each milestone: the joy, the overwhelming love, the anxiety, the exhaustion and the sense of wonder. That truly was the greatest gift of the first year… and nothing could have prepared me for all those feelings.

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