Are you a stay at home mom or dad who would like to work from home? Maybe you have a job outside home, but you’re tired of juggling your job and your kids, especially when your child is sick and needs you.
You’d like to work from home, but it seems as though there are no legitimate jobs out there. You don’t really want to start a home-based business from scratch, but would love to work from home.
Well let me tell you a little secret, knowledge is power. And there are 15 strategies you must apply if you want to be successful in landing a work at home job or contract These 15 strategies will definitely help you beat out your competition.
Let me share with you 6 of 15 strategies I’ve used and continue to use to increase my chances of obtaining home-based jobs and contracts over and over again.
•1. You Must Acquire A Specialized Skill The secret to landing a home-based job or independent contract and keeping it forever is to acquire a specialized skill, or start a career in a field that is completely recession proof and in high demand but has a low supply of skilled workers.
For instance, people will always get sick. So therefore doctors will always need Medical transcriptionists. Another example; companies will always have quarterly meetings and will always need general transcriptionists to transcribe reports, minutes, etc.
If you lose your home-based job today, you can apply for another one tomorrow and land another job within a week or two. How am I so sure about this? Well I’ve done it over and over again as a general transcriptionist, and Cyber Agent (Call Center Customer Service Rep) for past five and a half years. The jobs and independent contracts in these fields are in abundance.
As an example, let’s look at Medical Transcriptionist. Just go to your search engine and type in keywords, “Medical Transcription Companies.” You will see hundreds of medical transcription companies listed. Just visit a few of web sites and check to see if there’s an “employment,” “Career,” “Join us,” “Contact,” etc., tab on web site. I’m sure you’ll find several job openings.
•2. Don’t work at home for wrong reasons.
Too many people want to work at home for wrong reasons. Never tell an employer that you want to work at home because you need to spend more time with your children. That will certainly seem selfish to an employer, and you would never get hired. Most employers don’t care whether you want to stay at home with your children or not. Wanting to work from home to spend more time with your children is not really a wrong reason, but in an employer’s mind it is.
Why not look at it this way; working from home would enable you to be more productive in sense that you would not miss work when your children are sick. Also if some other family issues arise you can take care of it without calling in sick. Wouldn’t this be more beneficial to employer instead of saying you want to work at home to spend more time with kids?