There are more home based jobs available than ever. Many people can, thanks to technology, work from home. Home based jobs aren’t always easy to find if you aren’t sure where to look. Read on for some advice on finding home based jobs as well as landing one.
Finding Home Based Jobs
Doing a simple search for home based jobs will result in finding a lot of results. But it may take some sifting to get to the real job opportunities. There are work from home jobs blogs and forums that are dedicated to sharing job leads and that include discussion about experiences people have had with companies that hire home based workers.
Join some communities and some groups as well. You’ll find them on Google, Yahoo, and MSN groups. You’ll be surprised at how sharing people who live the work from home life are.
Because they don’t have an office water cooler to share at and chat at, many will find online water coolers and perusing these locales could help you find out about great opportunities.
Job boards often have a telecommuting or home based jobs section as well. And you can also set up a Google Alert to be notified when new jobs get listed online. If you go to Google Alerts and sign in with your Google account, you can set it for instant or daily alerts to be sent to you when specific phrases are listed online. These phrases could include “home based jobs”, “telecommuting”, “work from home” and so on. This could help you get a jump on new listings before many other people apply as well.
Applying for Home Based Jobs
When applying for a home based job, it’s important that you don’t take things too casually. Send in a professional resume and be prepared for a phone or online interview. Some companies will interview you via Skype with a webcam, for instance, so it could be handled a lot like a regular job interview.
Always do some research on a company you’re thinking about working with. Beyond looking at their website, be diligent about finding out what their reputation is.
An employer should offer you details of your employment offer in writing and it should cover all aspects of pay, expectations, whether or not home office expenses are covered, and so on.