How to Use Craigslist to Find a Telecommuting Job
Telecommuting is a wonderful option for anyone who would prefer working at home
to working in an employer's office. The benefits of having a telecommuting job
are immense especially for parents who want to be at home with young children.
Imagine having an extra hour in the morning and evening to spend with your
family because you don't have any drive time.
Also imagine not having to spend as much time or money on the clothes required
to work in a professional office. Granted, you may have to go to an occasional
outside meeting every once in a while, but for the most part, it'll just be you
and your computer and the computer doesn't care what you wear.
Finding a telecommuting job isn't always easy but for the well-skilled job
seeker, there are many jobs to be found. Tenacity and patience are the
attributes you will need to make your way through the maze of finding the job
you're seeking. Below is outlined one resource - Craigslist - that you can use
when you start your search for a telecommuting job. This is not the only
resource available to you, it's just one of many, but it's a good place to
start. The jobs are there, you just need to find them.
Craigslist is a national classified ad website where a lot of great jobs get
posted, including those looking for work at home telecommuters. The website is
free to read and it's free to post as well. It's become a very popular place to
find jobs that are available. This article will explain how to find the
telecommuting jobs that are advertised.
To find telecommuting jobs, first go to
Click on any city in the right-hand column, and then choose a job type in the
column to the left of the city column. It doesn't matter what type of job
category you choose, we're going to change that choice anyway.
Once you get to the next page, you'll see a search box at the top of the page.
Leave the KEYWORDS field blank and change the drop-down box to ALL JOBS. Then
place a check mark in the Telecommute box. Click Search. All the telecommuting
jobs for the city you chose will post to the page.
You will need to click into each job separately to determine if it is a
legitimate job posting or not. Often you will also find regular jobs posted as
telecommuting jobs, so read the postings carefully. Watch out for the postings
that offer more money than what you know to be a normal pay range for the job
you're seeking, they are probably scams.
Also, be careful about going to interviews, if it's not in an office building
where other people are around, like at someone's house, either pass on the offer
or explain to the interviewer that with internet fraud as bad as it is, you would
feel more comfortable meeting in a public place like a restaurant or a coffee house.
CraigsList doesn't offer a feature to search the entire country and it's a shame
because it makes this type of research very time consuming having to check each
city individually. It may be easier for you to set a "Favorites" folder with all
the searches so you can get to each city quickly. You should consider checking
every major city since telecommuting can be done from anywhere in the country.
It doesn't matter if you're in a tiny town in Texas and the company is located
in New York City or Los Angeles. Just be sure to watch the ad to be sure it doesn't
request you to be local to the employer, some require periodic meetings in their
office. And lastly, be sure to only apply to the most recent entries as these jobs
go quickly, no need to waste your time applying for a job that's already filled.
Good luck with your job search. A little hard work along with some patience
while seeking out the jobs should help you to be employed in no time.
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