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Telecommute: Work at Home Job of the Future

May 8, 2008
Work at home jobs are all the rage today. Telecommuting has become more and more popular. With rising fuel cost and longer commutes to work, it has become more productive for some people to work from home. Companies large and small are discovering that some employees can be more productive when working from home.

You may be an employee that could benefit from a work at home Telecommute program. The first thing to do is find out if your present employer has a work at home program. You may want to do this in a quiet way that does not raise a bunch of red flags with company management.

If your company has Telecommute jobs then you need to head to the human resource department and apply. Before you apply try and find out which jobs are available. You want to study up on this position. It may require you to change positions. If so, you need to be ready for an interview process. This requires you to research and know what you are talking about. You want to ace the interview.

You may find that your current position can be done from home. You may have to convince your company that you can do the job from home. Do some research and be prepared for your work at home sales pitch to the boss. Have numbers and statistics about how more productive people are and how much money companies are saving. The bottom line for managers is how much money will they save, and how much more work you will be doing. They go gaga over these kinds of statistics.

A good telecommute job may just be the job you are currently performing, only from home. You should be prepared that if your effort fails, you're standing with your company may be compromised. They may feel you are not happy and will look to leave. You should have a backup plan, in case your effort to convert your job to work at home fails.

Before you make your pitch to your current company, call around and see if there are companies in your area who have a work at home program. You will usually have to start work in the office for some time before you can work at home. You will then have the opportunity to switch to the work at home job. Be prepared for the time that this may take.

Here are a couple of ways to search for a good work at home job:

- Local search: Search your local companies. You should be prepared with data about the productivity of telecommute jobs before you approach a company. This can be worth your work because you will be working for a company that is in your local area. There are tremendous advantages in working with a local company. The least of which are accounting and pay issues.
- News and magazine search: Many companies advertise in print for work at home positions. Be careful with these. Check them out before you even contact them. Remember; if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Once you have checked with the BBB and done some online research and they check out o.k. then contact them.
- Internet Search: This is probably the most popular way people look for telecommute or work at home jobs. It can be the most expensive if you do not pay attention to what you are doing. This is where the predators lurk, waiting for you. You must research every company and every offer thoroughly before you send anyone money. If they will not provide you information without you giving them a fee, then you know they are not legitimate. Be careful and you will be able to find a good job.

These are just a few of the ways to find a great work at home telecommute job. As always, be safe.
About the Author
Chris Stackhouse explores the various pros and cons of free work at home jobs . Read more articles and find out how you can start working at home by visiting his website: http://www.hotworkonline.com
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