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Simple Strategies to Ease Your Work-From-Home Job Search

By:Susan Hill-Break Time Virtual Services

Finding legitimate work from home opportunities can be a challenging task for the work at home wannabe. The process itself can be fairly complex and finding that perfect job is not as easy as it may seem. When you’ve spent hours, days, and months searching for a legitimate opportunity, only to get taken in by false claims, where can you go for help?

Here are some basic tips to help you in your work from home job search that will help decrease your frustration and ease the pain.

1. Perform a self-skills analysis. What are your skills and what do you want to do? What are you good at, and what areas are you experienced in?

2. Join communities, message boards, forums and other groups that are focused on working from home to obtain useful and valid work from home information. This is a great way to get job leads, obtain information and share your experience with others. I cannot stress how important it is to network with others!

3. Create a professional resume that outlines any and all relevant experience. Be specific when doing so because a potential employer is going to want to know specifically what you have to offer. Outline your skills in a specific manner and include what particular software programs you have worked with and how you have utilized those. Keep that resume focused on that job you are applying for!

4. Follow-up with potential employers. Don’t wait in line as if you have all the time in the world. A simple follow-up phone call or email means a lot to most potential employers. You have to remember, companies that hire home-based workers are usually overwhelmed with potential candidates. If you contact them, they are much more likely to remember your expressed interest.

5. Avoid those that claim to provide a work from home opportunity for a fee. There are a few legitimate places that may charge a fee for certain things, but watch very closely before committing to those. Why in the world should you have to pay someone for the opportunity to work for them?

6. Patience and persistence are both very important when you are looking. Don’t expect to be earning a full time income immediately, unless you happen to get really lucky and instantly land the perfect job.

Just remember, you have to start somewhere and finding that job most likely will not happen instantaneously. Be patient and persistent, never give up! I wish you luck in finding the job that suits you!

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Susan Hill is the mother of 3 children and is the owner and operator of Break Time Virtual Services. She is currently attending Kaplan University in pursuit of her AAS degree in Business Administration and Management. For over 7 years, she has offered services to individuals, small businesses, home based businesses and an array of other clients. You can contact Susan by visiting or by emailing Article free to reprint as long as author bio remains intact.

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