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Are Your Work-From-Home Job Search Expectations Realistic?

In this blog, I’m going to share the results of our just-completed survey of work-from-home jobseekers, so that you can understand the realities of the search and hiring process, and perhaps adjust your approach with the tips we have distilled from this research. But first, let me explain why we conducted the survey. At Home Office Careers, we receive many positive communications from our members who find our 1,000+ validated and screened job offers to be a great resource in their efforts to secure real, honest work-from-home jobs. But we also receive many emails and calls from members who express disappointment that they have not yet landed a job and question, “what’s wrong?” So we conducted a survey among our members this month. Over 800 respondents completed the questionnaire, giving us a representative national sample of work-from-home jobseekers. That means that these findings are accurate to within a 95% level of confidence.   Here’s the topline: The survey finds that work-from-home jobseekers underestimate the time and effort required to obtain a home-based job. However, most are willing to adopt more realistic expectations of the time and proactive effort required, and recognize the value of professional help in finding screened, verified offers. Let’s look at these results in detail. First, jobseekers do not allow enough time to obtain a work-from-home job:   It Takes Longer Than You Think: More than half of those seeking work-from-home jobs–54%–believe it takes less than 4 months to obtain a job; 27% think it should take no more than 2 months.  Bu this does not agree with the reality and is refuted by a U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics report that it takes at least 3 to 4 months or more of searching before a job is landed. According to a Workopolis report, it will take an average of 16 weeks – 4 months –...

Podcast: Your Resume Is An Advertisement For You

We had recently posted a very informative article reminding our members that you should never under-estimate the power of an outstanding resume! Your resume is an advertisement of you and when written properly, it WILL get you a call-back and an interview with the company you’d like to work for! Now you can also listen to our Podcast, sharing this valuable information with you! Click PLAY to hear the audio recording. Let us know in the Comments section what questions we can answer to help you make your resume the best presentation of yourself!...

The Top 10 Mom Blogs

Moms want and deserve the best! Moms are busy and time is valuable, so when it comes to finding meaningful information and helpful articles, Moms want the best online resources. Whether that’s finding a community for empowering your own blog or small business, or to simply learn a new recipe, Mom blogs can be a great source of information to better people’s lives.  This Top 10 Mom Blogs article brings together 10 amazing blogs written by talented people that are making a difference right now to thousands of Moms around the world. Search for Mom Blogs on major search engine like Google and you will have hundreds of thousands of results. There might be more Mom blogs than just about any other blogged topic online! With so many blogs and so many choices, I wanted to put together a concise list of 10 of the absolute best Mom blogs online. Together our team here at Home Office Careers reviewed hundreds of Mom blogs and we selected what we feel are among the 10 best Mom blogs around. This isn’t to say that there aren’t many other great Mom blogs online, but the following 10 Mom blogs all have certain characteristics and features that we thought made them especially useful to our membership here at Home Office Careers. The Top 10 Mom Blogs List The Top 10 list of Mom Blogs is not a list of the 10 largest or the 10 most visited Mom Blogs, but it’s a list of very useful and meaningful blogs that provide real help and value to everyday Moms. The blogs in this top 10 list are all successful in their own right and each one has a unique proposition and theme, so that together, these 10 Mom Blogs will bring a diverse stream of information that thousands of Moms currently find to be...

Your Resume Is An Advertisement For You

I’ve been helping people fulfill their working potential and achieve success throughout a 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. So let’s get started with today’s subject:  What can advertising teach you about how to create a more effective resume? This will make sense once you realize that your resume is really an “advertisement for you.” Advertising is all about persuasive communications, so let’s treat your resume in that context, as an advertisement that would impress Madison Avenue, and that would be proud of. First, I want to make sure you understand the importance of having a good resume – because it’s something you will definitely need as a work from home job seeker. A resume is a summary of your relevant education and work experience and you should see it as a demonstration of your potential for work-from-home positions. You probably already know about resumes, or CVs as they are called internationally. Most online job applications will request that you attach your resume to the job application, or in some cases, they’ll instruct you to copy and paste the text of the resume directly into the application. Either way, your resume is being requested because it’s the single best way an employer can make an evaluation of you, the job applicant. Now, since the resume is going to help the employer learn about you to decide whether you are qualified for the job being offered, doesn’t it make sense to make sure that the resume is doing its absolute...

Work at Home Sales Jobs

Work at Home Sales Jobs are great opportunities for motivated workers. There are two types of sales jobs; inside and outside sales. Most work-at-home jobs in sales are for inside sales reps and the types of opportunities vary greatly. Sales agents are needed in most categories of business creating sales opportunities for most industries. Regardless of your background or previous experience, you can likely find an inside sales job that matches your interests and abilities. Work-at-Home sales jobs present great opportunities for Part Time Employment. Sales agents can earn a base-salary and usually earn commission as well. A good sales agent can work a part time flexible schedule and earn more than a typical full time job. In a recent article I wrote, Inside Sales Jobs from Home are one of the 12 Work from Home Jobs you should consider. Sales jobs can be high paying and rewarding when it’s a good brand and a good fit for the sales agent. Success in this field is based on skills and motivation. You need to have the ability to close a sale and be willing to work hard at it day after day. Sales agents need to be self-starters and willing to challenge themselves to keep generating revenue. Sales Jobs can have different roles depending on the assignment or the needs of the company. Some businesses might provide you with phone leads and request that you cold call and try to generate new business through telemarketing. This is the most difficult and least desirable way to do sales. Preferred sales positions will have inbound or warm leads to call compared with cold calls to people not expecting your call. Warm leads are much more approachable because they are from people that want to learn more and have requesting a call. Additionally, you could expect to contact current client accounts to...

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