Michael Frash
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Posted July 8, 2021

Want to work from home? Here’s how to get started…

Never had a work from home job before? Follow these 5 steps to get that dream remote job.
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Working remotely from home is here to stay. Whether people fear catching Covid-19 or simply can’t go back to the “before-times”, #WorkFromHome continues to be as popular as ever.

There are so many great reasons to work remotely. You may want part time work from home to fit your schedule, or to land a remote gig that makes your friends jealous, or perhaps you’re a new parent looking for additional income. And so many jobseekers are looking to start or advance their career with a full time remote job.

If you’ve never had a work from home job before, and don’t know where to start, follow this guide so you can take action!

1. Make sure working remotely works for you

If you’re just starting the remote work search, first see if a work from home situation is right for you. Also, do you match up with the top three skills needed to successfully work remotely? Don’t forget, a working computer and reliable internet is key.

JOBHACK: Check in on the Jobcase WFH resource center and the WFH community page for new remote work opportunities. Save these two links as bookmarks and visit regularly.

2. See which WFH jobs are best for you

You are not alone if you’re looking for an entry-level #WorkFromHome job. Take a look at these remote jobs most people can do, then click the link for more information.

JOB HACK: Discover 9 entry-level remote jobs that could work for you, and take a look at 20 high-paying work from home jobs hiring now.

3. Get searching & GO!

The internet is your friend, as it will be in your remote job when you get it. Use Jobcase and any other job engine to look for #workfromhome or remote work. Just be sure to filter for remote work in your search.

The key is consistency. Carve out a regular scheduled time of your day that’s best for you to be productive, and apply for jobs!! Then repeat daily. Build the habit of looking and applying.

JOB HACK: Prepare your resume so it stands out and write an effective cover letter to land that interview. And explore these useful tips to get hired.

4. Prepare for remote interviews

Entry-level WFH jobs don’t usually require samples or work portfolio, but you do need to be prepared! Treat virtual interviews the same as in-person try outs. Know the company, practice ahead, dress for success, and be ready with examples from past work experiences — and have questions ready for the interviewer.

JOB HACK: Know about these 11 interviewing mistakes to avoid, along with 5 effective ways to ask for the job If the interview is going well.

5. Don’t get scammed

Start by looking for jobs at verified companies that are actively promoting WFH jobs. Check sites like Glassdoor or LinkedIn to ensure a company is legitimate. Follow your gut, because if a job listing seems weird, be sure to research the company online. A good rule of thumb is to search out jobs you want, and not have them come to you.

JOB HACK: Avoid get rich quick ads and evaluate all listings. Commission-based jobs should be seen as suspicious. See how to quickly spot a work from home scam, and learn more about avoiding job scams.

What are your work from home search secrets? Drop a comment below

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