Whoever said finding a work at home job was not easy was absolutely right. It doesn't matter if the economy is failing or not. Plainly telecommuting jobs don't fall from the sky.
It can be a daunting task to find the work at home job on your own. Here are three ways to seek help and make your journey into working at home a success and as stress-free as possible.
1. Seek the help of others either through networking online or offline. The more people who know you're looking for a work at home job, the better. If they know, they may also pass the information along to someone else who may be looking for someone.
If you're networking offline always have resumes handy.
2. Use other online outlets like work at home forums. Community forums are one of the best tools to use to find a work at home job. You're reaching out to a lot of people in different parts of the world and you're increasing your chances that much more.
The important part of using forums is providing as much information about you as possible without giving out personal information. In order to get the most and use your time wisely is be forthcoming about what you're looking for, what skills and experience you have, what you don't want to do, but are open to. Even though you may have certain needs to be met, keep in mind you don't want to limit yourself and become inflexible.
Going back to the forum is important as well. I have seen a job offered made to a job seeker on the forum, but unfortunately she never came back to see if anyone responded to her post. If you don't have the time to keep checking, you can subscribe to your own topic to receive notification via email when someone replies.
3. Use a recruiting agency. Yes it requires payment and some agencies may offer these services:
Help you create a proper work at home resume
Offer educational resources
Offer work at home resources such as articles, resume and interviewing tips
Match your skills and experience with a virtual company
Find researched home based, freelance and telecommuting job leads
Offer a work at home discussion forum and more
Even though you will work remotely from home, it doesn't mean you have to be alone when you're seeking a work at home job. Use these three suggestions today to find your telecommuting job.
S McIntyre owns WorkAtHomeSpace, a free work at home resource focusing on telecommuting companies, daily telecommute job leads, articles, business resources and other work at home related topics. Join our http://www.workathomespace.com/forum for work at home discussions, networking and more.