During the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers pivoted to remote jobs out of necessity. This shift resulted in two camps: those who favor remote work and those who prefer the 40-hour work week in the office. Whatever people's opinion on them, work-from-home jobs are here to stay. A growing number of companies are offering full-time remote work and more employees are unwilling to return to a daily commute to an office.
That's because the benefits speak for themselves. When you work from home, you may have:
There are many administrative jobs and other types of jobs from home you can do with little or no formal experience, including:
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You don't need any college degree, specialized training, or certification to work from home (unless your profession requires it). However, there are certain skills, qualities, and equipment that remote workers need to be successful. Here is what you'll need when working from home:
Jobs from home generally get a lot of applicants. Before you apply for the remote job you want, make sure your resume is solid. Learn how to create a professional resume by referring to Monster's resume samples and writing tips. We cover a wide range of pointers that can help your resume get results, such as:
Get your resume noticed with a well-written cover letter. Our cover letter samples and writing tips will help you write top-notch cover letter, even if you've never written one before. We'll help you identify the mistakes to avoid, what to include, and how to open and close your cover letter.
So, your resume got noticed and a potential employer wants to schedule an interview with you. Now what? There's a lot of competition for remote jobs. Even though many work-from-home job interviews are conducted remotely, you'll still need to be professional and articulate to get the job. Luckily, Monster has compiled a list of commonly asked interview questions and ways to prepare succinct, interesting answers to them. Before each interview, even if it's a video or phone interview, take the time to practice your responses out loud.
Here are some examples of what you can expect to explain during a job interview:
The average pay for remote jobs depends on the job type and your level of experience. If you'd like to know how much money you can earn, use Monster's Salary Calculator. This tool will provide you with the median salary for the position you're applying for. It will also provide a list of areas where your job is in high demand and next potential steps in your career.
You may want to know more about a company before applying for a job. Monster's company profiles can give you a glimpse into what to expect your future employer. For example, you'll find basic information about a company, including its locations and number of employees. You may also find photos and videos that will give you insight into its company culture.
Are you ready to start applying for work-from-home jobs? If so, we urge you to set up your profile at Monster and upload your resume. We'll keep you updated on new remote jobs in your field at no cost to you.