Looking to Telecommute? There’s a Search Filter for That.

Telecommuting — working remotely from home or other venues not located at a company’s central site — is a convenient and alluring option for many professionals today. And the good news is that U.S. employers are increasingly warming to remote working.

According to a study conducted by the Society for Human Resources Management and the Families & Work Institute, 63% of employers  allow employees to telecommute at least occasionally. This is up from 34% in 2005.

Telecommuting and related terms such as “work from home” and “remote work” are some of the most popular key words searched on SimplyHired.com. To make finding relevant jobs easier for these job seekers, we’ve added the “Telecommute” category to the drop down menu under the Job Type filter.  This will further simplify your job search and allow you to spend more time searching through listings that are relevant to your telecommuting needs.

Here’s how you search on Simply Hired for telecommuting jobs in your areas of interest:

1. Visit simplyhired.com and enter a job title skill(s) or company.

2. If you want to work near a specific city or state, enter this in “Location.” Otherwise, leave this field blank — after all, telecommuting jobs are theoretically location-agnostic, right?

3. Click on “Search Jobs.”

4. On the search results page, there are a variety of filters that allow you to refine your search. To see results for telecommuting jobs, look for the “Job Type” filter and click on “Telecommute” from that menu.