Once you’ve answered those questions, you likely want to land an opportunity as soon as possible. Speaking from my experience and the experience of others, there is one tip that has significantly shortened the amount of time it takes to land a new work-from-home job opportunity. One tip that significantly increases the number of opportunities available.
There’s a catch to this tip, though, and it requires that you give your current employer 110%.
Let’s pause here for a second and let it marinate because I know it’s sometimes a struggle. Some of you simply aren’t fans of your employer, your boss, and/or your job. I’ve been there, so I complete understand.
I’ll tell you one more thing…
I quit a job without notice about 18 yrs ago and it affected my ability to return to that employer (in a totally different state) 10 years later. Let’s pause for a second to let that marinate again.
When I stress the importance of giving your current employer 110% while you’re there, I really do mean it. People know people who know people who know Recruiters…and we’re all connected on LinkedIn.
No, I don’t work for LinkedIn and I’m not compensated in any way for this post. I simply speak from my personal and professional experience as well as the experiences of others.
Create your LinkedIn profile immediately and start connecting with current and past coworkers. Start connecting with friends, former classmates, professors, etc. Start building your network with people who can attest to your reliability, who can speak to your dedication, and who know the quality of your work. That takes me back to my previous suggestion - give your current employer 110%.
Do you know why?
They know people who know people who know Recruiters. Word travels these days with tools like LinkedIn so ensure the words connected to your name are favorable.
I know for a fact that there are some bosses who, no matter how hard you work, simply won’t like you. They’re people and such is life. They won’t praise your work. They likely won’t even respond to a reference request. Give it your all anyway!
In a nutshell: Don’t discount the importance of professional networking via tools like LinkedIn to help shorten your work-from-home job search.
Need some assistance to get started? I’ve included a resource I created below to get you started.