Looking for a home-based job? Here are a few tips

I’ve had a few people ask me how to find a legitimate job, so I thought I’d share a few tips.

First, evaluate your resume.  Know your skills and highlight them.  If you type 80 words per minute, make sure your resume lists it.  A wiz at Excel or QuickBooks?  Let it be known! Have a neutral party look over your resume – a friend or relative will do.  Have them be honest with you about it and try not to hold ot aginst them if they hurt your feelings.

Visit sites that are well-known when on your search.  Wahm.com, Rat Race Rebellion, Telecommuting Truths, Woman’s Garden, and Real Jobs from Home Yahoo Group are all great resources that share job posts, scam alerts, and you can learn a little more about specific companies by reading the community boards.

When you find a position that interests you, be sure to read the description carefully.  Make note of the required skills, education, or equipment.  Pay attention to the spelling and grammar in the job post.  Run a Google and Better Business Bureau search on the company and job title.

Do not send money for anything other than a background check.  Not many companies require this; do research to discover which onces do.

Use sites like Monster.com, Career Builder, and Net Temps, but keep in mind that not all of the employers are actually employers.  Some are promoting business opportunities and some are scammers.

Know that difference between a business opportunity and a job.  Both require work, but a business opportunity may involve paying a membership fee and make no guarantee of earnings.

These are just a few tips to help you get started.  If you have any specific questions, just let me know and I’ll do what I can to answer them.

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