How To Find A Legitimate Work From Home Job

How To Find A Legitimate Work From Home Job

Aileen Barker

by Aileen Barker
Senior Contributing Writer

August 14, 2020
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How To Find A Legitimate Work From Home Job

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Working remotely can have a lot of wonderful benefits for those who prefer not to commute to a job every day.

A decade ago working from home was nowhere near as popular or widely accepted as it is today. But these days, how do you find a work-from-home job?

There are a lot more companies hiring employees to work from home than ever before. In your job search, you may be shocked to find just how many remote positions are available. Below are some steps to take to find a legitimate work-from-home job.

Talk To Your Current Employer

Depending on the type of work you currently do, you can try talking to your employer about transitioning to a remote position. It may be something that your company is thinking about anyway so it’s worth a shot if you enjoy your job and are only planning on searching for a new job because you want to work remotely.

In some cases transitioning to remote work can be done relatively easily if you currently work in an office setting where you work on a computer all day anyway so it’s worth a shot. If not then you can start looking for new jobs that are remote positions.

How To Find Work From Home Jobs

When looking for work from home jobs to apply for it’s good to have a resume ready and to know what you’re looking for because there are a lot of options out there.

Remote Work Job Boards

There are many job board type websites that post plenty of remote job listings. On these boards, you’ll be able to see what types of jobs are available, which companies hire remote workers, and more. A few of the more popular work from home job boards are listed below.

Also, keep in mind that normal job search websites also include remote positions so don’t rule those out.

Companies That Hire Remote Workers

Another option would be to go straight to the websites of companies who hire remote workers and see if they have a careers page. These companies may have different listings, or just not list them on job boards at all.

Some companies that hire remote workers are:

Ask Your Network

Asking around to people that you know can also be a great way to find a work from home job. If you know people in your field or people who work from home, you can put the word out that you’re currently searching for a new work from home position. Even if they don’t know of any companies hiring at the moment, they’ll be able to keep you in mind if they hear of any remote job openings.

Luckily, working from home is more popular than ever. Employers know that it can save them a lot of money if they don’t have to have a physical office and employees love the flexibility of working from home. It may take a bit of time to find the right work from home job, but most people who work from home will tell you it’s worth the wait.