If 2020 is the year you are determined to find your dream work-from-home job, I’ve got some tips that can help you out.
When I started searching for a work-from-home job I had a blasé attitude about it. I was sure my experience would speak for itself and I would hardly have to lift a finger to find a job.
That was my attitude for at least several months and with no leads. I soon learned there was more to it than just applying online and waiting for a phone call or email.
Here’s what I learned about finding the dream work-from-home job.
Update Your Resume
The first thing to do is make sure your resume is current. If you have work-from-home experience, make a separate section so that it stands out from your onsite history.
I recommend having a resume tailored to different types of jobs. For example, I have one focused on my sales/admin experience and another when I worked as a coach leader.
Create A Profile On Job Search Sites
Take advantage job search sites that offer free profiles. Job sites like Zip Recruiter have features like job alerts to keep you updated when jobs your qualify for are posted.
Once a profile is created and you’ve uploaded your resume you can apply for jobs with just the click of a couple buttons.
Prepare Cover Letter Templates
Create at least two cover letter templates. Like my resume I have one version describing my sales/admin skills and experience and another detailing my coach leader/management experience. This keeps a cover letter focused on the skillset that’s described on the job listing.
Search For Your Dream Work-from-Home Job
Search and apply for work-from-home jobs every day. Keep a folder to bookmark your favorite sites and make it part of your daily things to do.
Promote Your Skills and Experience On Social Media
When marketing your skills and experience use the power of social media. Just remember not all social sites may work. In this case I would go with LinkedIn. It’s a great place to set up your profile and list your employment history and accomplishments. Plus, it’s the platform recruiters search through to find candidates for the job openings.
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You’re probably wondering about Facebook. If your profile is loaded with pictures of you partying and drinking it up with your friends that might not be the site you want a potential employer to view.
Just keep in mind recruiters do conduct an online search to learn more about you before contacting you for an interview.
There You Have It
I’m sure by now you’re realizing searching for jobs really is a job in itself. But if you keep these things in mind I know you will do just fine. And remember I am always here to help if you need it! Good luck!