As the saying goes, when one door closes another opens. The Coronavirus has impacted many workers, but despite layoffs, thousands of new jobs have been created due to certain needs arising from the pandemic. Let’s take a closer look at the roles that are in demand to see if they are the right fit for you, as well as some great places to apply. The best part is that these positions require little training so you can get started right away!
Customer support representatives provide assistance to customers delivered via phone, email, live chat, social media, or even perhaps a combination of these. These roles are perfectly suited to work from home. It’s helpful to have patience, empathy, and enjoy interacting with others in this role!
As a customer service rep, it is your job to assist customers with any questions or concerns they may have about the products and/or services provided by your employer. Your daily activities on the job could include listening and responding to complaints as well as canceling or upgrading customer accounts. You will need to be knowledgeable and provide information about the company and its products. You may need to assist customers with order placement, refunds, exchanges, or delivery issues. You also may need to assist customers when a product or service does not work as expected and above all else ensure the customer is satisfied.
On average according to GlassDoor customer service representative’s salary begins between $12-16 per/hour.
Depending on the position, customer service reps may need to possess highly-specialized knowledge related to the industry or company, but most commonly training will be provided! Simply apply to begin!
Here are some top companies hiring work from home customer support positions right now:
What do they do? A cashier's primary role is to assist customers in the in-store check-out process while providing a positive experience for the shopper. It’s helpful to be an effective communicator, friendly, and able to problem solve in this role!
A cashier's duties are dependent on their place of employment but on a daily basis, you can expect to assist with clean-up, shelf-stocking, and arranging displays in the store. You will also be responsible for counting money in cash drawers at the beginning and end of a shift as well as ringing up and bagging a customer’s items and provide change when needed.
The average salary for a cashier is $11.50 per hour, but this can vary depending upon experience and location.
To begin, fill out an application online at the store(s) of your choosing. Some may require a high school diploma or its equivalent and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area so be sure to check the requirements of each job.
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A delivery service driver’s main job is to fill customer orders and deliver them to the destination. They typically work with apps such as Instcart, Peapod, Postmates, etc. It’s helpful to be organized, a quick learner, and a multitasker in this role!
You’ll receive the order through the app, head to the store, shop for the requested items, and deliver them to the customer! If an item is unavailable, you’ll have to contact the customer through the messaging platform to see if they have a preferred replacement. You’ll have to be self-motivated, patient, and great at time management!
Since you are able to set your own hours and work as much (or as little) as you please, so your salary can vary. You can expect to make between $11 - $17 an hour on average!
To get started, download your app of choice and create a profile. You’ll have to be at least 18 years of age and have A valid driver’s license Access to a reliable vehicle Ability to efficiently use a recent smartphone Ability to lift weights up to 50 lbs (with or without accommodation)
Once you pass a background check, you can get started!
Delivery Drivers are responsible for picking up and delivering packages to businesses and homes. They work along a delivery route where they ensure that scheduled pickups and deliveries are completed in a timely fashion. They may also be responsible for loading and unloading trucks. It’s helpful to have physical stamina, time management skills and the ability to problem solve quickly in this role!
You’ll come in and load up your truck (if applicable) and organize your deliveries for the day. Then you head out on your route! You’ll do priority stops first, then your standard stops. You’ll then go and do any pickups you need to do in your area.
Though it varies by company and location, the average delivery driver in the United States makes about $43,000 per year.
Driving jobs require candidates to have their high school diploma and a valid driver's license. From there, you can head to the company’s website to apply.
Wishing you the best during these difficult times! If you have a question please ask, and be sure to visit the job links for more information!