Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that is not covered in our FAQ section, please feel free to contact us regarding your query.
Remote working is a relatively new paradigm of work. It's best described as: working from a location other than the traditional office. This could be working from home, working from a coffee shop or co-working space; working anywhere you have a good Internet connection. The remote or virtual workplace is becoming more and more prevalent as employers realise the cost benefits along with an increase in productivity and the general happiness and wellbeing of their employees.
During our research, we've come across so many different terms to describe remote working: telecommuting, working from home, working virtually, home-based etc. And different countries/regions use some terms more so than others - such as the word 'telecommute' which is popular in the US (particularly with some of the very large companies who have used this model of working for some time). But it's rarely used in Australia or UK for example. Essentially, all of the different terms mean the same thing - they all refer to jobs that do not require you to commute to a traditional office each day.
Here at Remote Work Hub we are definitely seeing the word 'remote' becoming more widely accepted for this working model. More and more companies are embracing the 'remote work movement' around the globe, and allowing their employees to work from wherever they are most productive - whether that's from home, a coffee shop, or co-working space.
Remote Work Hub has an international audience so we use all of the different terms throughout the copy on our site. And on the job titles we simply use the term that the employer has used either in the job description or within the career section of their site to explain their staffing model. You will sometimes see 'work from home options' on job titles - this is when the employer has indicated in the job description (or elsewhere on their website) that they are open to giving people the flexibility to work from home, but it might be negotiable depending on experience. It's something candidates would need to discuss before or during interview.
We take the human approach. Unlike many other job boards, and particularly those in the work-from-home niche, our team personally verifies each employer before posting their job vacancies on our site. We focus on quality, not quantity.
We assign jobs to this category if an employer has specified either on their careers page or on the original job posting itself that the job is completely location independent and open to candidates working from anywhere they choose. Often these companies already have teams working remotely around the world, embracing the future of work and working without geographical boundaries. These particular jobs are great for digital nomads, military or expat spouses who regularly relocate to different cities or countries, and anyone wanting to maintain a career while being mobile. However, you may still need to be a national from the country where the company is headquartered. This is not always the case, but we have found some employers prefer this. So please do your own due diligence when applying for jobs.
Yes. Some employers stipulate that in order to fulfill a particular job you need to be based within a specific location (ie. time zone, city or region). When this is the case (provided it is stated by the employer) we include the specific location on the job listing.
Jobs exist in large and small organisations, for full-time and part-time employees, contractors and freelancers looking for more flexibility. They range from entry-level right through to executive level positions across a wide range of industries. Most positions we list are for long-term employment.
Our team of researchers will only list jobs that are less than 30 days from the date originally posted by the employer.
By default, jobs with employers are automatically set to archive 30 days after the posting date on our site. Or on the expiration date as set by the employer.
Jobs with recruitment agencies are listed for 14 days only. Or on the expiration date as set by the agency.
We also list some "evergreen jobs"; open positions where employers are always looking for applicants. These types of positions can be listed for a longer period.
Most of the jobs we list are 100% remote. However, occasionally employers require in-office or client site visits for meetings or training. Others may require staff to travel to other cities or countries from time to time in order to fulfill the role or for social get-togethers. We highlight this in the job description if it’s mentioned by the employer. However, we recommend you always discuss these matters directly with the employer.
The majority of jobs are sourced and listed by our own team of Job Researchers. However, we do allow Employers to post job vacancies directly with us, once they are approved by us. This ensures all job vacancies meet our guidelines. We do not allow employers to list ad-hoc short term projects, underpaying jobs, networking marketing or home-based business opportunities.
If the Employer has not specified the salary for the role, then unfortunately we can only display information they are willing to share. Most often, salary is something that is discussed during or after the interview process.
No, Remote Work Hub is not a recruitment agency. We do not match candidates to jobs or find candidates for employers. Therefore, we do not accept job applications sent directly to our team. All job applications must be sent directly to the employer or agency as advertised on the job listing.
We make every effort to validate each and every job we add to our database, but occasionally we make mistakes - we're only human :) So if you happen to find a job listing with a broken link or if the listing has already been filled or expired, then please use the "Report Job" link on the job details page. A member of our team will check the job and archive or remove it from our database if necessary.
Contact us immediately! We do our very best to ensure our job board remains scam free - we have checks in place to verify every employer and every job prior to listing. However, we're only human and scammers are getting craftier. Therefore, we still recommend you do your own due diligence when applying for jobs and please contact us ASAP if something doesn't sound right. In particular, if an employer asks you for money at any stage of the recruitment process, it's highly likely to be a scam. Do not proceed and contact us so we can investigate further.
There are several other red flags and we've written about these in a blog article that we highly recommend you read so you know what to look out for: https://remoteworkhub.com/genuine-remote-job-scam-5-red-flags-look
Note: Remote Work Hub cannot be held liable for any loss or damages you may incur as a result of a job scam. Please read our full Terms & Conditions regarding the use of our website: https://remoteworkhub.com/terms-conditions
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