There are a number of great ways to find remote jobs online. If you work with me or read the blog regularly, you know I constantly recommend remote job boards and LinkedIn for remote job seekers.
But, a less common outlet for remote job seekers are staffing agencies.
That’s because most staffing agencies deal with local companies who need local candidates for short periods of work. Not exactly conducive to remote work, right?
However, there is one staffing agency that happens to be pretty remote-friendly. It’s called Kforce.
What is Kforce?
Kforce is a professional staffing agency. It specializes in placing job seekers with companies within Technology and Finance & Accounting fields.
If you’re not familiar, a staffing agency acts as the middleman between job seekers and companies. That is, a staffing agency helps match job candidates with companies that need to hire someone.
For example, a company will go to Kforce and say, “Hey. We need to hire someone to fill our bookkeeper position.”
Kforce will then get to work to find the ‘right’ candidate to fill this bookkeeper position.
(As an aside, if you like the idea of becoming a bookkeeper, you NEED to read my how to become a bookkeeper with no experience post!)
How does Kforce help me find work?
It’s pretty simple. As a job seeker, you have to create an account. It’s free and takes just a few minutes.
Once you have an account, you can browse jobs and apply directly to ones that interest you. When you apply directly, you have to go through a questionnaire to determine whether or not you are a good fit for that particular position. Be prepared to answer questions about your education and work experience.
If you don’t want to apply directly, that’s okay. You simply upload your resume to be added to the Kforce talent pool. From there, a recruiting expert will reach out to you. Your recruiter will want to get to know you better so they can place you in the best opportunity for you.
What kinds of jobs are available at Kforce?
Remember, Kforce specializes in Technology and Accounting & Financing. If you have a background in these industries, you will find the most success using Kforce.
However, you don’t specifically need Tech or Accounting experience to use Kforce. That’s because Kforce welcomes candidates with a variety of backgrounds who are interested in working for companies within these specific fields.
For example, Kforce might need to a hire a customer service representative for a large technology company. The person they recruit doesn’t need to have a tech background. The recruit needs to have customer service experience and be comfortable working for a tech company.
What about Kforce Remote Jobs?
Kforce definitely has options for remote workers! The best way I found to narrow down the jobs to remote options is to simply search for “remote” in the “search by Job Title or Skill” box on the Kforce Job Search Page:
As I type this, there are 511 remote-friendly positions listed with Kforce. Some of the different job titles include:
- Customer Service Representative
- Mortgage Processor
- Operations Coordinator
- Accounts Receivable
Once you conduct a “remote” job search on Kforce you can create a Job Alert. Now you’ll get an email notification whenever a new remote job is posted.
Does Kforce cost money?
Nope. Kforce is free to use for job seekers. You won’t have to pay a penny to apply to jobs or submit your resume. Instead, Kforce charges companies to use their website as a way to quickly connect with qualified job seekers, like you.
Are these temporary positions?
Not always. Kforce has both temporary and full time positions listed. It really just depends on the company that’s hiring and their current needs.
Like any job search site, you will have to filter through the types of jobs — full time, part time, contract, temporary, etc. — to find those that appeal to you.
What else should I know about Kforce remote jobs?
While Kforce does have remote jobs listed, you will need to carefully read the job description. With the disruption of COVID-19 many companies are in need of remote workers right now, but plan to transition back to in-office work in the future.
Each job description will indicate whether a position is fully remote or only remote for the time being.
How can I make the most of my experience with Kforce?
Good question! Working with a staffing agency comes with a learning curve. Some people love them. Others not so much. To give Kforce a fair chance, be prepared to work with a recruiter. To do that you should:
- Keep your resume current
- Be honest about what you want/need/are looking for
- Keep interviews they set for you
- Trust them
It’s a recruiter’s job to help place you in the perfect position. They want both you and the company hiring you to be happy at the end of the day. The only way a recruiter can do their job is if you are open, communicate with them about your goals, and trust them to find the right fit for you.
Is Kforce right for you?
Good question. You have to go into a staffing agency with an open mind. Just because you submit your resume to Kforce does not mean they will place you in a job.
Remember, Kforce works with 4,000+ companies to help them find candidates, like you. While there are plenty of jobs available, not all of them will be right for you. This is especially true for remote job seekers using staffing agencies.
However, Kforce can certainly help supplement your job search. In other words, don’t solely rely on Kforce to make your remote dreams reality. Instead, conduct your own remote job search AND use Kforce to fill in the gaps.
The more you put yourself out there, the better your chances of getting hired.
The Bottom Line
Overall, I think Kforce is a solid way to come across new remote job leads. If you like the idea of working for Tech or Finance/Accounting companies, Kforce is worth a shot. And, since it won’t cost you any money, you don’t have anything to lose!
On the flip side, Kforce doesn’t have a whole lot of remote job listings. And, many of the remote jobs they do have are only temporarily remote during COVID-19.
My recommendation? Use Kforce as a way to supplement your remote job search, but certainly don’t rely on it as your only source of job leads. Best case scenario you get a job offer you accept! And the worst? Well, you never end up getting anywhere with the recruitment process. But, since it’s free for you to use, the only thing you’ll lose is the time it takes to fill out applications.
Make Extra Cash with Kforce
Ever look at a job lead and think, “OMG, So-andSo would be PERFECT for that position!” Well, Kforce makes it super easy to search for jobs on the go AND refer your friends/family to positions you think they’ll love. All you have to do is download the KFORCEconnect App.
From there, you can easily share job leads with others. You can even receive a small cash bonus if your referral turns into a hire. How’s that for a win win?
Help! I’m still on the fence…
That’s okay. Career decisions are tough, especially when you go them alone. As a Certified Professional Career Coach, I help provide career clarity and direction. My primary focus is to guide remote job seekers toward strategic career moves. I offer personalized service, factual resources, and practical help.
Work with me! I offer a limited number of one-on-one coaching sessions. To learn more, check out my services page.
Ashlee Anderson, CPCC
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Published at Mon, 15 Jun 2020 10:00:53 +0000