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Where to Find Free Telecommuting Job Listings
Why Can't I Land a Telecommuting Job?
I get many, many emails from people desperately looking to do a telecommuting job or find a work from home position. Most, have children they want to be closer to (or can't afford daycare), sick loved ones, disabilities and other very legitimate reasons to want to work from their home office.
There literally hundreds upon thousands of people in the USA alone searching for a great telecommuting job to do from home, Sadly, some (if not the majority) have been searching for months, even years! The most sought after telecommuting jobs, and therefore the hardest ones to land are in administration, data entry and Internet research. With the economy tanking lately…. it just seems more and more need to find work now. People are struggling, families are struggling. It's no surprise then that you'll have a little competition on the job market.
You send out your resume to hundreds of want ads and the employer doesn't even have the decency to confirm that they received your resume! Well, you and probably 10,000 others have applied for the same job! The Internet is a wonderful place to locate a telecommuting job, but it also can be very competitive when you have MANY people all shooting for the same job. So what do you do? You change careers. You find a career that is in HIGH demand, get educated and make better money and you do all this from HOME!
When I first started looking for a telecommuting job I went for a job that I had the most experience with, administration. I realized that there was some pretty stiff competition for the handful of administration/data entry jobs out there! I did some research and found that anything technical (programming, web design… etc) was in high demand and there was an extreme shortage of qualified professionals. What was even more amazing is that in most of these jobs you didn't need a four-year degree from a college, and ten years experience, you just need to be knowledgeable. So, I went for web design.
I took online courses in web development, bought the necessary programs and put my new found knowledge into practice. It wasn't long before I was building web sites for my own pleasure as well as for others. I never had to search very long before I had another employer or customer contacting me for work. My first web design job paid $25.00 per hour! (This was 10 years ago – so keep in mind, there are many, many folks that have jumped on this band wagon!) My best advice if you want to telecommute sooner then later is to get the skills you need to get a job that pays well and is in great demand! Just to highlight what I am illustrating, take a look at these jobs:
US-GA-Atlanta-Perl/Internet Developer (TELECOMMUTE) Software development team needs 2 Perl developers for immediate web based projects. After joining the team positions allow for 50-75% telecommuting. Exciting applications on all new development. Developers needed immediately. We are interviewing and hiring now. Respond ASAP. Additional Information Salary: $50,000.00 to $75,000.00 per hour Position Type: Full Time, Permanent ( A lot of technical jobs start at a very high salary!)
(These jobs are from 2002)
US-CA-San Jose-Jr. Programmer This is truly a dream job come true! For the right person this is your first step into a rewarding career that will take you to the top. Two well known Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have come together to form one of the world's next super power companies. This pre-ipo company is offering plenty of stock, full medical and dental, retirement plan, tremendous growth opportunities, and more. The ideal candidate has strong knowledge of MS Office, HTML, and at least one other programming language. You will be given an opportunity to learn from the masters, everything they know about programming will be passed on to you. Must be comfortable in a laid back, casual, rock n' roll environment. Company deals with many musicians and puts on promotions for major sporting events (Super bowl). Did I mention that they let you work at home as well (but not all the time). If you want more info on this opportunity, than submit your resume today. Additional Information Salary: $45,000.00 to $60,000.00 per year Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
Web Design-Knowledgeable in HTML, PhotoShop, Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Flash and Java a bonus. Start immediately. Payrate-30.00 per hour to start, telecommuting preferred.
Well, you are going to need to get some more education in order to be able to go for the more technical (and higher paying) jobs. Most universities are online and offer home study. No matter your age, you can still apply for financial aid and/or scholarships to help pay for the classes. “Virtual classrooms” are becoming more and more accepted as a solid way to get the certification you need to succeed. If you're not afraid of the technical (this includes software operation) you might really benefit in upgrading your skills in these areas. Here are some great places to get some education (some offer FREE classes as well!).
Career Step – Take classes from HOME! They offer Medical Transcription, Medical Billing and even Pharmacy Tech online classes. Free brochure mailed to your home, no obligation.
Sessions – All about web site and graphic design!
It is a great time to jump into the “technical” world. Most technical jobs are so new that they don't require a degree in the field. So, go for it and I bet if you stick with it you will be working out of your home AND making more $$$ in no time! It worked for me!!
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