Online Data Entry Jobs
Menlo Park, CA
Real Soft, Inc./Spark Consulting, LLC
$20 - $24 / Per Hour
St. Louis, MO
Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium Inc.
Bay State Search
Lehigh Technical & Professional Service
$18 - $20 / Per Hour
Data Entry Jobs From Home Overview
Administrative operations is one of the most critical aspect of a business. And updating data in computer systems and documents—called data entry—is a key part of it. When you work as a data entry clerk, you'll help a company's management cut costs, reduce administrative burdens, and ensure that important information is accurately documented and stored. Luckily for job seekers, in today's digitally driven world, these vital data entry jobs can be performed from the comfort of your home office. Many companies have pivoted from seeking office workers to posting data entry jobs from home. These jobs are open to job seekers with a high school diploma or GED.
Remote data entry jobs are ideal for workers who prefer the flexibility of working from home and who like working with numbers and spreadsheets. You'll update and maintain databases involving customer information, financial data, and schedules and purge outdated and duplicate information.
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Data Entry Clerk Training and Skills
Data entry jobs from home usually only require a high school diploma or equivalent. But having some postsecondary education, such as an associate degree or a data entry certificate, can help you expand your skill set and make you more appealing to employers. Data entry courses typically cover word processing, typing, basic administrative tasks, computer systems, and workplace communication.
Employers also typically look for the following skills and qualities when hiring data entry clerks:
- Good organizational skills.
- Fast and accurate typing skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Working knowledge of computer systems.
- The ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
See Monster's data entry clerk job description sample to learn more about the skills and responsibilities of the job.
Update Your Data Entry Clerk Resume
Want to know how to stand out from other qualified job seekers? Make sure you have an outstanding resume. Employers usually scan through resumes and choose the ones that catch their eye. Learn how to get your resume noticed by following Monster's data entry resume template.
Some data entry employers may ask for a cover letter before viewing your resume. If you have no experience writing cover letters, we can show you how it's done. We offer simple and practical steps for writing cover letters as well as cover letter samples for a wide range of roles and industries.
Interviewing for an Online Data Entry Job
If in-person interviews make you sweat, you're in luck: Remote job interviews are often conducted via Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, or Microsoft Teams. The catch? You'll still have to approach a video interview in exactly the same way by dressing appropriately and preparing to answer critical interview questions. Monster can help you prepare for your remote interview with our list of interview questions and articles.
Employers will want to know about:
- Your educational and professional background.
- Why you're looking for a new job.
- What skills and qualities you would bring to the company.
How Much Do Data Entry Jobs From Home Pay?
Want to make sure you're getting paid what you're worth? Data entry clerks in the U.S. earn a median of $15.17 per hour. The pay you can expect from a data entry job varies by location and experience level. Simply use Monster's Salary Calculator to learn what you might make at the job you're applying for. You'll also find a list of high-demand job locations in your field and potential next steps in your career path.
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