To the Dream Job’s purpose is to direct you in the most suitable digital marketing career path.
My biggest wish for this blog is to encourage and guide you to go after your dream job.
If you are here, you are probably after a work-from-anywhere role.
So I’ve gathered a list with companies hiring remote positions without a degree.
This list is a tiny fraction of all the possibilities that are out there.
I hope you find it helpful and you can acquire the confidence that you need to go after your dream lifestyle.
Digital marketing is an ever-changing field, and its trends are moving with the speed of light. Having a degree in marketing can be great because it’s the most legit way of studying the basics of marketing.
And knowing the basics of any subject builds solid foundations for further successful development.
But why having a degree in digital marketing sounds like an oxymoron then?
The word “digital” in 2021 pretty much equals the meaning of fast-moving and hard-to-keep-up-with.
College degrees may currently have great programs, but unfortunately, they may be highly irrelevant when you earn that degree.
An increasing number of companies share that opinion, and this isn’t just for digital marketing.
After all, it is a well-known fact that some of the most successful people in the world are college and even high school dropouts.
Desire, determination, discipline, and perseverance are what make you successful.
Once you make a firm decision, you can become anything you want.
My role in your journey is to support you and show you alternative ways to make that happen.
Currently, some of the largest and most famous companies in the world no longer require applicants to have a degree to get in.
Google’s former SVP of People Operation Laszlo Bock says that for people who don’t go to school and make it, that only shows that they are “exceptional human beings,” and they’d like to find them.
The list below will give you some of the not-so-commonly known companies hiring remote positions without a degree where.
Many of them are remote-first companies which means that the majority of their staff (if not all of them) works remotely from anywhere in the world.
Toggl offers planning, time tracking, and assisting hiring process tools.
They hire remotely and have digital marketing positions opened.
You don’t need a degree to apply for most positions, but they want you to know your stuff and have some relevant experience.
Besides your salary for a fully remote position, you can do from literally anywhere in the world, they offer various other benefits. These are:
- Paid time off
- Team-building events with all expenses covered
- Laptop and €2,000 budget to set up your home office, reimbursement of co-working spaces and home internet
- Monthly reimbursement for a gym membership and other wellness services
- Opportunities for attending training, workshops, and conferences
- And others
They have a unique hiring process – a skills test and an assignment followed by 3-5 days of paid work so you and the team can get a feel of each other’s work. The final step is an interview with a member of the leadership team.
2. Pear Tree Media Marketing
Pear Tree Marketing is an all-around media and marketing company founded less than a year ago, and it’s one of those forward-thinking companies you’d probably love to join.
It’s located in the UK but is considering working with people from all over the world as long as they can demonstrate an interest in marketing and you’re passionate enough to prove it.
From my conversation with their founder Hannah Pereira, I learned that the company is pretty laid back and flexible regarding the hiring process and requirements.
You won’t be needing any sort of marketing degree or experience.
What you need is the desire and passion for learning and developing your knowledge and skills.
Most companies on this list will require you to demonstrate specific skills and experience before applying to them.
The great benefit of finding your place in Pear Tree Media Marketing is that you will get training, education, and hands-on experience at the same time.
Once accepted, you will most likely start as a freelancer and possibly transition into a full-time role.
Their services include web design, copywriting, video production and editing, social media management, CRM (customer relationship management), SEO, design, Ad management.
Simply follow them on their social media channels and keep an eye on the next best opportunity.
Alternatively, you can also send them an email at [email protected] with a bit of information about you with your answers to these questions:
- Your dream job and why?
- What do you think makes a great place to work?
- Your values and what motivates you to be the best version of yourself.
- Anything else you’d like to add along those lines.
PluralSight is a tech workforce development company that provides courses and learning products to help teams work better and get them on the same page.
They hire remotely for some marketing positions, and they are not very particular about having a degree as long as you’re skillful and have some experience.
They offer unlimited time off, standing desk and gym reimbursement, remote workspace reimbursements, medical coverage for you and your family.
Besides salary and bonuses, they also offer equity in the company. If you decide to indulge in some learning activities, PluralSight will also pay the bill for that.
The company has a well-established and extensive hiring process, and you will most likely go through a few interviews depending on the desired position.
Most of the applicants who went through it have said that the discussions are somewhat tricky.
So, if you apply at PluralSight, make sure you get prepared.
Square is a company that provides physical and digital payment solutions for businesses.
Along with competitive salaries, Square offers equity plans to employees, allowing them to participate in its ownership and achievement.
They have healthcare coverage, wellness perks, including mental health programs that are so important these days.
Paid time off, development programs, and a complimentary subscription to LinkedIn Learning so you can further develop your knowledge and skills are also some of the benefits of working at Square.
The initial step of the interview process consists of a conversation with a recruiter where you will have the opportunity to talk about your previous experience, interest in the company, what’s it like working at Square, and you’ll also be able to ask any questions you may have.
The second stage is the interviews with the team.
Depending on the job you’re applying for, you may meet with several teams and/or cross-functional partners.
During these interviews, you will talk about specific projects you’ve worked on, your goals and learn more about the particular team you’ll be part of, more about the company, the responsibilities, workflow, etc.
The third stage of the hiring process at Square is demonstrating previous work samples and specific problem-solving.
You will be asked to complete a project, walk through a case study or provide a portfolio of prior work.
Stripe is a tool helping small and large companies accept web and mobile payments.
They’re working with small start-ups as well as the world’s biggest companies. Stripe has offices located around the world, including San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Seattle, Amsterdam, Bangalore, Berlin, Dublin, London, Paris, Melbourne, Singapore, Mexico City, and Tokyo – as well as the homes and co-working spaces of their remote teams.
According to Glassdoor, along with the most common benefits like Health and Life insurance, paid time off, gym membership, Stripe is pretty flexible.
They offer unlimited work-from-home options and remote working opportunities, even for roles that aren’t officially remote.
InVision is a digital products design and development platform for teams building world-class digital products. They have quite a few digital marketing opportunities.
InVision is a remote-first company (my favorite ones).
That means most (if not all) of their employees are getting their work done from wherever they are in the world.
Simultaneously, it seems like they pay close attention to their employees staying well connected and engaged with each other.
I’m a true fan of forward-thinking companies like this one.
As the majority of their positions are remote, their benefits are tailored towards the remote-working lifestyle. These include:
- Monthly allowance to support every aspect of living the remote life in the best way possible – things like coffee, snacks, and lunch, spa, salon and barbershop visits, house cleaning, and/or groceries. Genius!
- Monthly wellness reimbursement.
- Home office budget for office chair, desk, and/or other office equipment for new hires. That refreshes every two years.
- Annual funds for self-development. That may be books, magazines, memberships, and subscriptions. This is so important, and I wonder why not every company is doing it.
- Free Headspace account
- Parental leave
- Fertility care and support
- Reimbursement for nursing-related costs during business travel
- Family caregiving support
- Peer recognition budget
- Charitable donation budget
- Flexible paid time off
- And according to them, there is “so much more” to working with them.
According to Glassdoor, their interview process is quite extensive. It starts with a conversation with a recruiter, goes through multiple interviews with the team you’ll be expected to work with, as well as with hiring managers.
If you have more current and specific information on applying with them, it would be great to share it with me here.
Shogun is an eCommerce page builder that lets users design optimized landing pages, blog pages, and product pages without coding.
It is used by users working with Shopify, BigCommerce, Salesforce Cloud, and others.
They are a remote-first company with team members located all over the world.
That said, based on the positions that were posted at the time of writing this blog post, for most of them, you need to have the right to work in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, or Ireland.
Some of their benefits other than the obvious ones include:
- Competitive compensation
- Working remotely and co-working space reimbursement
- Company retreats to connect on a more human level
- Learning and development compensation
- Letting you focus on the work-life balance
- Results-oriented rather than being particular on the number of hours spent in a chair.
The hiring process depends on the positions you are applying for and the location you’re applying from.
Typically, you will have to go through a few rounds of interviews, including speaking with a recruiter, team member and/or hiring manager, CEO or co-founder, and reference checks.
I would love it if you found your dream job in one of the companies listed below.
If you have any additional information about applying and working with any of them, I would be very grateful if you share it with us here.
Remember to believe in yourself and to never give up on your dreams! Till next time <3