Elyssa Duncan
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Posted February 10, 2021

2 things you need to land a work from home job

Finding a work from home role can be challenging. Here are two things you need to successfully land and thrive in a remote position.
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Across a variety of industries, more people are working from home than ever before, and this trend shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. If you are searching for a remote position, here are two essential things you need before you can successfully land a role.

Have your resume ready-to-go and easily accessible

Work from home positions fill up QUICK so you must be prepared to apply fast. Having a spruced up resume on deck allows you to submit your application as soon as jobs become available.

Filling out your Jobcase profile is a great way to ensure you’re ready to go at all times whether you are at home or on the go. Having a completed profile on Jobcase enables you to have a portable job search since an online profile is always up to date, easily accessible from your phone, and allows you to be discoverable by employers.

You can even have Jobcase instantly format a resume for you right from your profile.

Unfortunately, fake remote job listings are common. Here are tips on how to spot a work from home scam.

Find your at-home "office space"

Working from home can be quite an adjustment. Here are some quick tips on how you can be successful working from home.

Arrange a workspace

Finding a place to work comfortably will be important when working from home. If possible, try to set up a spot that has minimal traffic from others in the house to avoid distractions. Arrange the space so that it is most convenient for you and your productivity. If you are using a space that has another function during off-hours (kitchen table, spare bedroom, etc.) there are organizational tools such as binders and collapsible table-top desks that can help you easily store your "office" in between shifts.

Get the tools you need

Some #workfromhome jobs will provide you with equipment, others will not. Make sure you have a strong WiFi connection, a functioning computer, and a reliable cellphone. Some other useful tools:

  • A comfortable office chair
  • A headset with an earpiece and microphone
  • A second monitor to help with productivity
  • External keyboard and mouse
  • Printer/scanner

Make a plan to overcome distractions

It’s likely that there will be disturbances at some point during your workday. Some things to be prepared for while working from home include:

  • People traffic near your workspace
  • Other conversations happening near your workspace
  • Package deliveries
  • Unexpected visitors
  • Pet interruptions

Some of these distractions are unavoidable but do your best to plan ahead to ensure maximum focus and productivity.

Ready to get a work from home job?

Once you have your resume queued up and your work from home space ready to go, it's time to apply for some remote jobs near you! If you are looking for a specific role, head to our job search tool to begin. Don't forget to click "remote only" under the filter column!


For more information about working from home, head to our Remote Work Resource Center.

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WOW..I read that whole thing. Just wished I would of known about all the free legitimate information that job case has for everyone looking for legit WFH jobs. I wouldn't of made all those mistakes already. Hey if your reading my reply save yourself some time and read all of this free info. In my case I wasted 2k on "SCAMS". Jobcase cares about you ,or you wouldn't be getting all this info for free. To me this is time well spent .

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Nick Snavely

I to am greatly appreciative of this free service

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Gayla Harrison

Distractions do not matter anymore! I talked to a un employment person with a baby in the background. I talked to a transportation service, and the lady had the television on the whole conversation.

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Alberto Cruz

I am 70 years old PTSD don't know what job I can do I thank you people have a wonderful day God bless stay safe

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Michaela Alcantra

Love your piece on setting up a small area for your work. documents/paper/pens, & job search info, together in an area of my room,..now if you could think of how to beat this Pandemics Behind! Good day!

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