You may be wondering, what kind of jobs can I do from home? With the switch to working from home over the last year, more companies than ever are advertising remote positions. Not all these positions are guaranteed to stay remote, however, especially once offices fully reopen.
If you’re wondering what jobs are hiring right now that are likely to stay remote, these are good places to start:
Sales jobs: Hollywood likes to show crowded sales offices with ringing bells and plenty of yelling, but most sales jobs can be done from the comfort of home as long as you’re meeting your KPIs and goals. Keep in mind some positions may require travel.
Customer service jobs: 74% of customer experience leaders reported an increase in call volume last year. The need for quality phone and Internet support — a key to keeping customers happy — is in high demand. If you have strong communication skills and customer care experience, a virtual call center job could be a great fit.
Data entry and transcription: Put those typing skills to work! Many companies are interested in having their data captured in a clear, process-oriented way. If you’re confident in typing, you can also look for transcription jobs, where you transcribe audio files (such as therapy sessions or group discussions), healthcare coding jobs (where you’ll properly tag and update medical files and descriptions), and translation jobs (if you speak another language).
Developer and programming jobs: Developer and programming professionals with Python, AWS, GCP and Azure skills are in high demand. Since these roles can easily be done from anywhere, companies are offering these jobs as remote positions to entice top talent.
Writing jobs. From updated marketing materials to compelling client pitches, a strong writer can be a tremendous asset for content creation– and there’s no need to be in the office to draft a great blog post.
How a Recruiter Can Help Find Work from Home Jobs
With more professionals embracing remote work, landing a great work from home position can be competitive. And unfortunately, the increase in remote work has led to more scam jobs being posted. So how do you find great opportunities and know which positions are worth pursuing? This is where a recruiter can be helpful. Here are a few benefits a recruiter provides:
Intel on work from home policies. Often, job descriptions aren’t entirely transparent about a company’s remote working policies. Companies aren’t trying to be deceptive; in some cases, an unclear policy is a result of not having one fully documented. Other listings may include something like “remote work available,” but it’s not clear what that means.
Will you be working from home full-time? Can you do so as soon as you start or is there a probationary period? Is there some kind of hybrid work setup in place? Do you receive a stipend to help with home office purchases? A recruiter can help sort through those unknowns.
No more salary guessing games. Have you ever gone through multiple interviews only to learn that a position’s salary doesn’t align with your expectations? It’s a deflating and frustrating experience. Remote work adds a new twist, since some companies are paying based on an employee’s geographic location rather than a flat position rate.
A recruiter eliminates the “cat and mouse” game around salary. They’ll discuss your preferred salary range, provide feedback on what’s reasonable for the current market and industry, and connect you with roles that match this range.
A smoother hiring process. Recruiters act as a go-between for you and the hiring manager, keeping you in the loop on timing for future interviews, providing interview feedback and helping to set offer expectations. While recruiters can’t force a company to make a faster offer, they will help keep the hiring process on track through frequent check-ins and conversations with decision makers.
Do you have additional questions about working from home? See more of our resources on the Your Career Intel page.