Work from home job?
You’ve heard about them from friends, seen them advertised online, and maybe even tried a couple to see if they were legit. But now you want to take the plunge and actually do one.
You’ve researched the job thoroughly and found some that interest you. You’ve submitted your application and waited for a response. Nothing yet, so you decide to start a new job hunt.
What went wrong? What is the best way to find a legitimate work from home job?
Here are some tips on how to make the most of your next job search.
1) Start with a list of keywords.
A good place to start is by making a list of words that describe what you do or what you’re looking for. For example, I do online marketing, so I might use terms like affiliate marketing, web design, ecommerce, and web copywriting.
2) Search on sites that cater to people in your industry.
Searching on sites like LinkedIn and Facebook will give you an idea of what companies are hiring right now. You’ll also be able to find job postings and see what companies are hiring in your industry.
3) Use social media to your advantage.
Join relevant groups on Facebook and Twitter and join discussions about your industry. Participate and share your expertise. You’ll be able to keep tabs on what’s going on in your industry and stay on top of new opportunities.
4) Look for the little things.
It’s easy to overlook the little details when you’re searching for a new job. You’ll probably think about your past jobs, your current job, or even what you’d like to do in the future.
But the little things like your experience level, the companies you’ve worked for, and the types of projects you’ve worked on are often overlooked.
5) Don’t give up!
Keep looking until you find something that’s right for you. If nothing turns up, then try again in a couple of weeks.
6) Follow up!
Follow up on all applications with a thank you note and a short paragraph explaining why you’d like to work for the company. It’s not necessary to follow up if you haven’t heard back from them within a couple of days.
7) Use a cover letter to make a great first impression.
Your cover letter is a chance to make a good first impression on the company and show them why you’re the person for the job.
Try to write it in a way that shows off your professional and creative skills. Include links to examples of your work and tell them about your background.
8) Show off your expertise.
If you can, include links to your personal website and portfolio. Also include links to websites you’ve built that demonstrate your skills.
9) Don’t forget to check references.
Always check references before applying for a job. Contact the previous employer(s) and ask if they can provide a reference for you.