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Are Social Media & Mobile Apps Helping Your Job Search?

Posted by Alan L. Klein, CMO A New Survey Reveals How Digital Media Technologies Are Helping Jobseekers We’re listening to you! Home Office Careers has completed a survey of its members regarding the application of new and emerging digital technologies to the recruitment process. We want to understand the experiences and expectations of work-from-home jobseekers in using Social Media and Mobile Apps to gain access to work-from-home job offers and opportunities. We also explored Staffing Agencies and Freelancing Services, and we’ll cover these in a second blog next week. But today let’s see what we learned about Social Media and Mobile Apps. (read the full survey report) SOCIAL MEDIA Social Media are on everyone’s priority list these days, especially as they continue to affect all of our lives and have been connecting everybody with everyone else. Today we can’t escape hearing about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube . . . and the list goes on and grows with new Social Media services popping up with regularity. But what about the value of Social Media in helping us find work-from-home jobs and furthering our “Home Office Careers?” So we asked our members: “Have you searched for a work from home job using Social Media networks?” and then asked: “How useful do you think Social Media networks are in helping you to find a work from home job?” High Expectations But Mixed Results The survey found that nearly half of work-from-home jobseekers have high expectations for Social Media; they believe that the networking capabilities and reach to a wide audience to be valuable assets in the search, but they have experienced disappointing results to-date: Nearly half – 45% – of our members consider Social Networks to be useful in the search process, but the reality is less encouraging, with only 8% having found a job using Social Media. As...

Working From Home: The Power Of Persistence

This is a Home Office Careers Podcast, created to help you find a great work from home job. Whether it’s for full time or part time work, Home Office Careers is the leading employment resource for the new economy, and we’re dedicated 100% to helping our members find honest, good work they can do from their homes. So whether you are early in your career or have decades of experience, if you want to find a great home-based job, you’re in the right place. Click PLAY to hear the audio recording and read below for a full transcription! http://homeofficecareers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Podcast-Persistence.mp3 Hello, I’m Alan Klein, Chief Marketing Officer of Home Office Careers. I’ve been helping people fulfill their working potential and achieve success throughout my own long career in advertising. I’ve worked with thousands of people and with hundreds of different types of employers, and I’ve learned through experience how to coach and train all kinds of people in career management. And nothing gives me greater satisfaction than being here at Home Office Careers, helping people benefit from the growing trend among employers who are hiring more employees to work from home. I want to speak with you today about the importance of persistence in your efforts to find a good work from home job.  Every day we receive requests from our members who are frustrated, especially because they have submitted applications to job offers, and have not received any acknowledgement or other notification from the employers they have applied to.  For example, here are typical comments: “I submitted 5 or 6 applications over the past few weeks and haven’t heard a thing. What’s wrong?” Or, “I’m giving up. No offers after a month of applications. Maybe there are no good jobs out there.” We can’t blame anyone who has had these experiences to feel frustrated, to become disappointed, and to...

The Top 5 Career Blogs

The Top 5 Career Blogs are great online resources that we, here at Home Office Careers, recommend to our members. The Top 5 Career Blogs are insightful, full of passion and commitment to helping people: find jobs, start new careers, write better resumes, improve interviewing skills, networking and much more. Whether you are in the middle of your career, just getting started or you’ve been at this for a long time, regardless of where you are in your life – you will find very useful information in these resources. There are thousands of good career blogs and resources to find information about how to get a job or improve your interview techniques. There are career blogs targeted for specific niches and there are others that are more main stream and have a wide appeal. To help our members here at Home Office Careers find the best information for their careers, we have created a Top 5 Career Blog List. Now, this isn’t to say that there are not many other fabulous career blogs online, so what we did was find 5 really unique and helpful sites that we thought would be among the 5 best to recommend to our members.   The Top 5 Career Blogs are listed below in alphabetical order. I would like to congratulate each of these blogs, their owners and writers that put so much time and effort into creating the content that helps people and their careers!   The Top 5 Career Blogs CAREEREALISM Classy Career Girl Kathy Caprino Ms. Career Girl Undercover Recruiter   Each of the winners was interviewed with a few general questions about their career blog. Here is information about these resources and how they came to be so popular:   CAREEREALISM CAREEREALISM is a fun and exciting blog to help your career. I really like the CAREEREALISM site layout...

Welcome To The Home Office Careers Community

Home Office Careers is a small, enthusiastic company located on the Gold Coast of Florida. Our team is full of extremely intelligent individuals who have a passion for people. We want to see our members transform their lives by finding work that suits their lifestyle. No matter your reason for seeking a home-office job, Home Office Careers is here to make your dream a reality. So how do we do that? It starts with research. Our researchers are college educated and experts at spotting scams. Every job posted by Home Office Careers has undergone a difficult selection process that ensures you are applying to highly legitimate companies who are offering to pay you as a valued employee or contractor. Then we send these jobs over to our dedicated IT department, who makes sure each posting is easy for you to find through advanced search technology. If you sign up for emails, our awesome email crew will be sending new job opportunities to your Inbox. The creative team also provides you with helpful articles, interview tips, resume examples, and this cool in-house blog to keep you motivated during your job search. Everything we do is centered on your success and your happiness. With all of us working together to support you, we are confident you will find the perfect new career choice. Good luck today! Your Home Office Careers...