The technology to work from home has existed for a while, and the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated this shift to remote work. Companies are offering more work-from-home jobs to adapt to changing workplace norms, as more and more employees prefer completely online positions. The number of available part-time work-from-home jobs grows as technology continues to evolve, with positions open to a wide variety of job seekers.
Choosing to work from home part time is a great option for people who live far from city centers or who need to care for a loved one. It can offer many advantages: working in comfortable clothes, flexibility, reduced transportation costs, and lower stress levels. The aroma of fresh coffee and the ability to play your own music while working isn't so bad either. Some options for part-time work-from-home jobs include bookkeeper, customer service assistant, data entry worker, online sales representative, social media manager, software developer, telehealth operator, transcriptionist, tutor, and virtual assistant.
There are a variety of part-time online jobs available that can match your skills and experience. You just need to know where to look. Monster has openings for general administrative jobs. Or you can look for:
The education and training you'll need to work a part-time remote job will depend on your industry and your role. But regardless of your position, there are certain skills that will put you in a good place to be successful, including:
When setting up your home office, a strong internet connection and a quiet area are paramount. If you deal with noisy neighbors and loud traffic, noise-cancelling headphones or ear plugs will come in handy. And an ergonomic chair will help prevent back pain.
Already upgraded your Wi-Fi and purchased a new standing desk? Your next step is to update your resume. You'll need to adapt your resume according to the role you're applying for, and the unique skills and experience you bring. It can be overwhelming not knowing how to create a resume, which is why Monster has extensive resources at your disposal: samples of resumes and suggestions for how to write resumes that will give you an edge with prospective employers.
OK, you completed your resume. Now it's time to tackle your cover letter. This is your opportunity to shine and let your potential employer get to know you and your skills and attributes better. Ready to get going? Our extensive cover letter samples and tips for writing cover letters can help you write an effective letter.
How do you prepare to interview for part-time work-from-home jobs? The same way you would for a full-time position. We have a comprehensive guide to job interviews that can steer you in the right direction. With a bit of research on the company, some time preparing answers to even the most challenging of interview questions, and a good video interview set-up, you'll be ready to project confidence and competence at your interview.
Before you settle on a job, you need to know how much you can expect to bring home. To get an idea of what you might earn, see our Salary Guide. When you enter a job title and location, we'll show you the median salary and a range of salaries you can expect. We also link to useful articles on subjects, such as how to negotiate a salary like a pro.
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Before you sign an offer letter, you'll want to learn as much about a company as possible. How else can you find out if the company's values and culture are a good fit for you? Our company profiles can help you make that decision with key details on:
Ready to search for part-time work-from-home jobs? Start on this page. Then, make a profile on Monster so that we can match you with job opportunities. You'll be able to keep track of your job submissions, search for new openings, and receive emails with new jobs and career advice.