WAHM: How to Find Work From Home Jobs (Part Two of Two)

Last week, I told you how to find freelance work from home jobs. This week I’m going to give you some ideas for how to find jobs that let you work from home in a more corporate way. One important thing to remember is that not all jobs have full work from home options. There are many positions that require to you be in the office to interact with colleagues, clients and vendors. If you’re in a career field like this, then perhaps a partial telecommute option is for you! Here are three ways to find a more flexible way to work while staying on the same {or a similar} career path.

Ask your employer for a flexible working location. If you already have a job that you enjoy, sometimes the first step to figuring out how to work from home is to simply ask your boss. With how much more technologically advanced companies are becoming, it’s more of an option for many employers to let their employees telecommute at least part of the time. And I can tell you from experience: a partial telecommute option gives you the best of both worlds. You get the flexibility and the focused work time of working from home but still get the social interaction and company connection that comes with working in an office.

Talk to a recruiter. You may not realize it, but recruiters can have the inside track with a lot of companies in your area: including companies that are willing to allow you to work from home. Talking to a recruiter, giving them your background and showing them your strengths is a great way to get your foot in the door at a lot of businesses {and with a lot of jobs} that you might not otherwise have been a candidate for. Talking to a recruiter might also open up other types of opportunities for you – as in, since finding the right jobs for the right people is what they do for a living, they might have some new career fields for you to investigate that you may not have considered before.

Search on career websites like Monster and Career Builder. Many companies will list in the title of a position if it is remote or telecommute. So start searching on these kinds of websites and just type “remote” or “telecommute” into the search box. While the majority of positions are probably not a perfect fit, you might come up with a few new options.

Be open to a consulting position. Some companies aren’t willing to let a direct employee work from home, but they do have contract or consulting positions that have work from home possibilities. With these types of positions, you are generally responsible for managing your own taxes and expenses – but if you’re up for managing these things on your own, this could be a great option for you. Consulting also offers you more of an ability to set your own hours and potentially work with more clients.

Even if a job isn’t listed as having a work at home option, ask! If you’re the right person for a job, many companies are willing to be somewhat flexible to your needs. Again, this might not be a situation where you could work from home full time, but it’s more than likely that they’ll offer you the ability to work from your home part of the time. Which is a win-win for everyone!

Check out more ways to find work from home jobs in part one of this series

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