How to Search for a Work at Home Job
By Holly Reisem Hanna
Many people want to work from home, especially moms that want to be readily available for their children; but they don’t know where to start. Just like any other job search, you will need to put in some time and effort, but once you do, you’ll be happy to find that there are a lot of work at home opportunities out there. Here are three tips to get you started with your work at home job search.
1. Search Major Career Job Sites.
Start by searching the major career sites like Indeed using the terms: “work at home”, “work from home”, “home based”, “remote”, “virtual”, “telecommute”, and “telework”. Because companies are trying to save money in this tough economy more and more businesses are hiring people to work from home.
Just for fun I’ve searched on Career Builder for “home based” positions, and I’ve come up with many pages of results. Yes, you’ll need to take the time to scavenge through these, but the opportunities are there for the taking. To help you get started, I’ve created a Job Board Page to assist you with your search.
2. Network! Network! Network!
I’m always talking about it, and there is a reason why – it’s because networking works! Three out of four of my last jobs I got through networking, and here’s why. First people are more apt to trust a known person’s recommendation over a stack of totally unknown resumes. Secondly, people enjoy helping other people out, so let it be known that you are searching for a work at home job.
Get involved in social networks like Facebook where you can connect with old classmates, colleagues, friends and family. Ask them to let you know if they hear of anything. Facebook is also a great place to meet new people, so join a couple of legitimate work at home groups. LinkedIn is a great professional social network to get involved in, plus they have tons of job listings available on the site.
I’ve compiled a list of various Social Networks to assist you with your networking efforts.
3. Check Various Work at Home Websites.
Search the different work at home sites for home-based positions, many of them will post new work at home openings. Here are four different sites that list work at home jobs:
Make sure to check out 19 Places to Find Legit Work at Home Jobs.
Do you have a job search tip, question or comment? I invite you to share your insights in our comment section below.