Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, remote work has become a common option for most professionals. However, work-from-anywhere jobs are also becoming more popular as a way to be flexible at work.
Most policies for working from home don’t give enough freedom. FlexJobs says that about 95% of remote jobs require people to live in a certain region, country, state, or city.
In a work-from-anywhere job, on the other hand, employees work “100% remotely, are independent of location, and in many cases are also independent of a specific time zone,” says FlexJobs career coach Toni Frana to CNBC Make It.
FlexJobs has found the most popular work-from-anywhere jobs that companies are hiring for by looking at its database for the work-from-anywhere jobs with the most job postings between January and June 2022. This helps job seekers find the best remote jobs that let them work from anywhere in the world.
All the jobs on the list offer full-time or part-time remote opportunities, don’t have a location restriction, and require no time in the office. Here are the 10 most in-demand work-from-anywhere jobs companies are hiring for (see the complete list here): Product Designer, Writer, Product Manager, Executive Assistant, Recruiter, Social Media Manager, Marketing Manager, Graphic Designer, UX Designer, WordPress Developer, Senior Software Engineer
The benefits of a work-from-anywhere job—beyond the freedom to live and work in different parts of the world—can include increased productivity and engagement, a more positive environmental impact, and “the ultimate career flexibility,” Frana says.
The number of people choosing to live and work abroad is on the rise. In a recent Lonely Planet survey of more than 1,400 respondents from six countries (including the U.S. and Mexico), 54% of workers self-identified as “anywhere workers,” a new kind of digital nomad who splits their time between working remotely and traveling.
As more companies consider expanding their remote work offerings and more countries offer remote work visas, Frana expects the number of jobs that can be performed from anywhere to increase soon.
According to FlexJobs’ report, the industries hiring for the most work-from-anywhere jobs right now include marketing, project management, customer service, and technology.
FlexJobs also found the top companies that are hiring for the most work-from-anywhere jobs right now. Airbnb, ConsenSys, and the Wikimedia Foundation are all on this list, which you can see in its entirety here.
Suppose you’re hoping to land a work-from-anywhere job. In that case, highlighting previous remote work experience and expertise with remote tools like Zoom, Slack, Trello, and the Google Suite on your resume can help you stand out as an applicant. Frana says.
Being a digital nomad, while exciting, can also be a difficult transition from a traditional work-from-home or hybrid job. Before embarking on your quest to be an “anywhere worker,” Frana recommends setting up a budget for travel expenses and researching companies’ resources for their remote employees, like a technology stipend or a virtual mentorship program, to understand how you’d be supported in your new role.