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5 Reasons Your Work At Home Job Search Is Not Effective
Written by: S McIntyre

If you keep hearing and reading about the work at home job industry as being very competitive and tough it's not a myth, but it isn't the only cause in preventing many people from finding a work at home job.

How do you explain the ones who find work at home employment within a few months? It's not just sheer luck or being in the right place at the right time, although we would like to think that to console ourselves.

There are right ways and wrong ways to job search. Let's focus and find five "right ways" to improve and make your work at home job search more effective.

1. Following Instructions
When the position asks for a cover letter and a non-attached resume, make sure you copy and paste your resume into the body of the email. If the instructions ask to put the position name or job reference number in the subject field, then make sure you do it. If the employer ask for no resume, but a few paragraphs about why you're the best fit for the position and salary requirements, then make sure you comply.

Too often little mistakes like these are easily overlooked and it can be extremely costly.

Following instructions is not hard and this could be a test from the employer. It could be a judgement call to see if you're able to follow instructions and carry them out effectively. Failure to read the instructions and not do as you're told will see your resume or application in a "No" pile. Take your time. It's not a race. Accuracy is important.

2. Cover Letter and Resume
Do you have a generic cover letter that is a one size fits all for any position? Ditch them because they don't work and they don't speak to the employer. Each cover letter should be tailored made because each work at home job you're applying for is unique to the employer and to the company.

Be specific in your resume and showcase your abilities to be an experienced, independent, organized, self-disciplined, self-motivated etc. telecommuter.

3. Typos and Grammatical Errors
Too many typos, misspellings and grammatical errors are unacceptable and unforgiving. It's sloppy work and it doesn't reflect nicely on you. Anyone can be searched for on social media sites like MySpace, Facebook etc. so if you don't want a potential employer to see you in an unprofessional way then keep it private.

4. Limited Job Skill or Field
To be competitive in the work at home job industry it's necessary to have job skills. Brush up on your typing speed, improve your customer service skills, take refresher courses or take online courses to get the skills you need to get a job.

Don't stick with one job field. Explore and be open to other work at home job options.

5. Market Yourself
Get yourself out there in front of people. Keep applying and keep networking and engaging with others.

If you're finding you're not getting anywhere searching for a work at home job, then stop and check if these five roadblocks are the reasons you're not finding success.


S McIntyre owns, a free work at home resource focusing on work at home companies, daily telecommuting job leads, articles, business resources and other work at home related topics.

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