I Know I Sound like a Broken Record (For Recruiters)

Updated on September 27, 2011
M.M. asks from La Habra, CA
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I asked this question before, but no answer. I read working mother magazine today, with ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES, of flexible work schedules etccc.. But where are these jobs??? I have been looking for 1 year and when I call HR for the companies I read about in the magazine,asking about these opportunities, they think I am crazy.

Has anyone tried flexjobs.com and paid, and found a telecommute job?

Desperate to work, thats it.

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answers from Chicago on

My cousin works from home for a doctor BUT (here's the big BUT) she worked full-time in the office for this doctor for many years before she started working part-time from home.

I hear about a lot of people doing medical transcription or medical billing from home but you have to have a degree and/or certification in that field first.

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answers from Chicago on

I would definitely not pay to get info about working from home. There are lots of network marketing companies and direct sales companies you can work for from home, and then you are your own boss and work the hours you want. Most of those require an investment though. I do that and also have a regular part time job that I'm working from home too, so I have the best of both worlds. I got my regular job because it's a family business, so that's how I found mine. I have found 2 other websites that have WAH jobs listed on them though. Try www.wahm.com - there is a page on there with work at home jobs. Another site is www.genuinejobs.com. Good luck with your search!

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answers from Boston on

An actual job from home I think is really tough to find. I think that most folks that work from home have been with the company for some time before they work from home.
You would be better off looking for a business from home. This would offer you flexible hours once you were trained. You would still have some time out of the house but it's things you would be able to schedule. That was what worked best for me. A job has deadlines. I hate deadlines. :)
I own 4 franchises on the internet and love it. Really check out the companies though. Do your homework. Look at facts though....the better business bureau, annual reports, stuff like that.
Good luck.

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answers from San Francisco on

I haven't had any luck finding a telecommuting job either but if I could give you one tidbit of information it would be; if you have to pay to work, it's a scam.


answers from Phoenix on

I work from home... I represent a well-known direct sales company... and it does take a lot of self-discipline and work! But it is very fun and rewarding! Anyone can do direct sales but it isn't for everyone. If you try it, you may like it... if you try it and don't like it, at least you'll get the tax benefits of a small business.


answers from Dallas on

Most people who telecommute have worked in the office for some time. This working in the office for the corporation shows the management your skills, your possible ability to work from home.

Others who work from home usually run their own business of some kind. My hubby and I run our company from home, raw materials, plastics, manufacturing, brokering and consulting. It is a niche market.

Working from home is just that .....WORK and many people love the idea of it but it takes a lot of self discipline, motivation and if you have children and pets, they need to have care so they are not intrusions in your office.

If someone is asking you to pay money to get info, it is a scam. Keep looking at legit companies.



answers from Chicago on

The company I work for is always in the top list of Working Mother Magazine.
The issue at hand is probably your resume and experience. What is your background and education in?
Often the problem is that if you don't have experience you're not going to get a shot at one of these kinds of jobs.
Why are you looking for one of these jobs? Are you looking for a job share or work from home or telecommute on Fridays?
How do you get experience so you can get one of these jobs? You've gotta start at the bottom. I work for a CPG company in category management and I work from home everyday. It does offer flexibility however what a lot of people don't understand is that you still have to work at least 40 hours a week and your kids still need to be cared for by someone other than yourself because you can't take care of your kids and work full time. I think a lot of people assume that you work from home and the kids are there and you get to play with them while you do your work and that's just not possible. I pay $2100/month for full time child care!
So basically I would suggest if you know what you're looking for and are qualified to do that work, you just have to keep at it. Find as many recruiters who specialize in that field. If you're not qualified, then the plan should be to get your foot in the door with one of those companies and work your way into a position that would allow for flexibility.



answers from Seattle on

It could be the area. Telecommuting is REALLY common around here... but there are still far more people who want those jobs than there are jobs out there. In our area, too, they tend to be specialist jobs; Tech, Transcription, Editing, etc. Meaning, they're jobs people have worked IN an office for several years (or have gone to school for) to get to the point where they work from home.

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