My research brought me to this post. My first encounters with any type of work from home opportunities were always in finding professional-level employment. Believe it or not, most of the opportunities I run across are for professional-level workers.
I am quite often frustrated by news reports doing their statistic waltz about what the job market is doing regarding experienced or degreed workers. From my vantage point, there is no job shortage! Has there been a job re-classification and re-location? Absolutely! Jobs are online now more than ever, and those seeking employment in most fields would be wise to perform their searches under ‘remote/contract’ work.
I also advise individuals to seek fields that are popular, or that we know are not disappearing: Stop wasting time and money on schooling for jobs that are disappearing!! That is not to say, ‘Stop following your passion’! If you enjoy ant farming, have at it! Just don’t be surprised when your chosen field makes no money for your efforts! We must keep up with the times and technology.
The best method to ensure you are in the running for a decent salary in today’s job market is to learn the skills necessary in-demand for the latest jobs, or jobs that are gaining in popularity. That’s easier said than done, Eh? Requirements on the job have changed quite a bit with some companies even going so far as to evaluate credit reports! How ludicrous!
So what skills are necessary to succeed in today’s job market? These are the skills I see requested most frequently;
- Customer Service
- Computer Literate
- Social Media Management
- SEO Proficiency
- Computer Programming/Design
- Data Entry Skill (35 wpm +)
- Coding Ability
- Interpersonal Skill
- Communication skill
- Project Management
- Self Starter
- Transferrable Skill(s)
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Work well under pressure
- Team player
If you possess half of the skills listed, you are on your way to a lucrative career. Those who possess all or most of the skills listed will be at the top of the food chain so to speak with regard to pay and job security. As long as you are alive, you can learn! If there are skills you need, go get them! There are even sites online that teach you things for FREE (my favorite!) or at a reasonable (so they say) price. For instance, Code Academy teaches coding modules FREE!
I went to work for you all and located some FREE resources to receive necessary job training. It is still a possibility to do things FREE….have I not proved that a few times already? ??? Don’t shy away from the new job market, you can gain the skills necessary to be successful! No matter your age nor your current status in life, there is an opportunity for you! Okay, so here’s that list I mentioned;
FREE Training Resources
Year Up –A platform that offers 1 year of schooling FREE to low-income young adults to succeed in professional careers and higher education.
free, one-year program includes:
6 months professional training in IT, Finance, or Customer Service
6 month corporate internship with a respected company
Up to 24 college credits
Weekly educational stipend throughout the program
Guidance and support from a staff advisor and professional mentor
Who Can Apply?
18-24 years old
High school graduate or GED recipient
Of low to moderate income
A U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or have an employment authorization card
Available 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) for the full year of the program
Highly motivated to learn new technical and professional skills
Alison –An online platform with a large selection of training in
many specialties from IT to Customer Service. Modules are FREE!
Udemy –A Learning platform that has FREE courses.
Elsevier –Receive FREE skills training, access to lectures and
more. For publishers and journalists.
MVA –A FREE resource to learn IT and more. Taught by
Infinite Skills –A platform that offers FREE computer training
Clear Thinking –FREE training in decision making.
Mind Tools –FREE Management and Leadership Training.
Hoot Suite –FREE training in social media.
Job Skill Share –Learn and Teach job skills online.
Master Management –FREE online Business Management
class. (Now, they tell me! ???)
The Training Bank –FREE Customer Service Training.
Search Engine –Resource to locate FREE SEO training.
Concluding Thoughts: Don’t ever count yourself out of any opportunity. We have more options now compared to what we had years ago. Obtain those necessary skills to be successful! Once you learn something, it can never be taken from you! Higher paying jobs require more skill and training, and as you can see more experience on the job. Much Success on your work from home journey!
Causeworx –Work in tele-fundraising for a Canadian based
organization. A USB headset and hard wide computer with high
speed internet. Pay is $11-$14/hour. (Canadian currency)
Rosetta Stone –Language Coach wanted. Castilian Spanish
(Native speakers only), Dutch. Pay is $17/hour.
Timeetc –Work as a virtual assistant. Pay is said to be $11-$15
per hour depending on skills and experience. US/UK
World Travel Holdings –Book resort and cruise vacations from
home. Hired as an employee not a contractor. Full-Time only
(no less than 35 hours per week), pay is $11/hour paid every two
weeks. A headset is required and fees are involved. Please see site
for further details.
Worldwide 101 — Work as a virtual assistant. Pay is said to be
between $15-$20/hour. 3+ years of professional corporate
experience preferred. Worldwide.
Measurement Inc –Score tests online. Pay is said to be more than
$10/hour. Bachelor Degree in any field a plus. USA.
Panda Tree –Tutuor students 5-15 years of age in Spanish and
Mandarin. Remote position. Work 10-25 hours per week.
Afternoons/evenings/weekends preferred. Earn $12+ per hour.
Degree preferred. USA and Canada.
VIP Kid –Become a tutor and earn $7-$9 per lesson. A Native
English speaker with a North American Accent preferred. Bachelor
Degree in a relevant field required. Must be available to teach 15
sessions per week. Experience working with kids 5-12. On going
paid training available.
Red Butler –Virtual assistant/executive travel position. Pay is
said to be $12-$15/hour.
Pleio Good Start –Become a Good Starter and remind people to take
– Independent contractors providing services to our clients must be
at least 18 years of age or older and can reside anywhere in the U.S.
except for Ohio, North Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
Pay is said to be between $14-$18/hour.
We Tutor English –ESL Tutors Wanted. Bachelor Degree preferred,
but not required. Pay is said to be $10-$16/hour. USB headset
Cambly –ESL Tutors wanted. Work on your own schedule.
Earn 17 cents per minute ($10.20/hour). Pays via PayPal.
Roadie –Become a Roadie Delivery Driver! Work when you want
to. must be at least 18 years of age with valid license and insurance.
local gigs pay $8-$50, where farther gigs or gigs with larger items
can pay to $400. You can also become verified to do ‘pet deliveries’.
Sales Roads –Seeking one proficient in Lead Generation and Sales.
According to Glassdoor, pay is said to be between $11-$14/hour plus
commission and incentives. Appointment setting/Work from home.
AB Global Translation–Seeking translators to work from home.
pay is around $10 + per hour.
Coding Network –Seeking qualified Coders to work from home.
Must have 3+ years coding experience in a specialty. Pay is said to
be $3,750/month. USA
Info Gain –Microsoft Dynamic CRM Architect wanted. This is a
remote position. Senior level experience required. Salary for such
positions is around $150,000+\annually.
World Pay –UK based. Current openings include Customer Service
Reps, Sales Reps, National Sales Executives, Business Development,
and other position; MI, VA,GA, IL, OH, WI, TX, CA, TN, FL,
HI, CO, KS, AZ, NC, NJ. Customer support positions are not
remote. Salary to be between $27,000-$33,000/annually + depend-
ing on your position.
Parallon–CQR Specialist, PRN/As needed coder, Revenue Integerity
Analyst (RN required), Over Payment Analyst. Salary is said to be
$14/hour + depending on your position. Most positions are remote.
See site for further details.
Hallmark –Seeking Part-Time Field Merchandisers. Must be 18
years of age and live in the USA. Other open positions. Salary can
range from $8-$11/hour.
Crawford & Company –Property Damage Reviewers. Bachelors
Degree preferred or a minimum of two years experience in
construction industry and/or in property adjusting. California
based company with Global reach. Publicly Traded. (NYSE)
Insurance Claims. Salary will can range from $33,000-$71,000/
Annually. Says position is remote. See site for further details.
ESA –Seeking executive appointment setters/schedulers. Full-
Time and Part-Time available. Work from home position. Pay
starts at $12/hour.
Ginger –Become a listener. Company hires therapist/Counselors
to converse with callers who need someone to talk to. Not a
suicide hotline. Remote position. Pay is $15/hour.
Prep Now –Seeking tutors with at least 2 years teaching/tutoring
experience. 4-year Degree required from accredited university.
ACT/SAT prep. Pay is $15
Write Jobs –Seeking article writers for a variety of projects.
Pay is $12–$18/hour.
KSL –Sales Position. Customer Service/Marketing. Training
provided. Pay is $15.38/hour.
5CA –Customer Service/Gaming Support. Position is remote.
Salary info was not retrieved. Pay rumored to be $10+/hour.
Swale –Environmental Planner. Temporary/Remote. Pay is
TTMA –Social Media Marketing Associate. 2+ years of social
media marketing experience. Bachelor Degree required. Full-
Time only. Remote position. Pay is $13-$16/hour.
GoalBook –Seeking Content Writer part-time/remote. 3+ years
teaching experience in a U.S. K-12 public school (either ELA,
Math and/or SPED) Passionate about teaching content area or
specialization. Bachelor Degree required. No salary information
was available, such positions have a median salary of $40,951 per
Gold Star –Customer Service Specialist part-time. Approximately 25
hours a week working from home. Exact hours TBD in collaboration
with the selected candidate. Flexibility is a must, as is the ability to
work evenings, weekends and holidays. Ability to occasionally work
from our Pasadena office. Must live near Pasadena, CA. Pay is
Go Go Worldwide Vacations–Seeking 24/7 Services Consultant.
Must have 1 year travel experience and customer service. $32,000
base pay plus incentives and bonuses. $6k guarantee offered as
first year incentive. Position can be remote. Must live near
Coaching Caller –This is a work from home position. A coach will
place calls to program participants for a distributor’s branch using a
supplied participant list. • The coach will role play the customers
Pledge of Excellence and critique each participant as they work
through all of the points in the Pledge. 10–25 hours per week.
Applicants must be 50+ and be residents of Central Ohio area.
Pay is $14/hour.
Sky Lean –Tech Support Specialist wanted. FT/PT. Customer
Service and-or Tech Support experience preferred. Remote
JobSpresso –Marketing/Virtual Assistant. Part-Time 2–6 hours
per day. Eastern Standard Time Zone. 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
with an hour or two per day on the weekends (flexible time). If you
consistently deliver great work, we can provide up to 30 hours of work
per week. Pay is $12-$16/hour. USA/Canada
CPA Moms –Seeking qualified CPAs. Must be licensed to qualify.
Senior-Level audit work. Avg. 20-30 hours/week. Avg. take home
pay is $30-$75/hour. California CPA license required.