Yesterday, I was interviewed for Josh Elledge’s podcast 90 Days to Abundance, where he asked several questions about work-at-home jobs. One thing that came up, that I’ve said before, but I don’t think people recognize, is how long and difficult getting a work-at-home job can be. The jobs are out there. Finding them is the easy part. It’s getting hired that is hard.
I’ve written before on the importance of focusing on job skills you have and creating a resume tailored to each job you apply to, but the real secret to success is persistence and tenacity. Finding a work-at-home job, like finding a traditional job, is a frustrating and humbling process. Most of the time you won’t hear back about your application, so you don’t know if it was seen or why it was rejected. I applied to a writing job that is still advertised after a year, and I’ve followed up twice since I submitted my application, and I still haven’t heard a word.
And sometimes you’ll hear ‘no’. Let’s face it, rejection sucks.
So if you’re serious… and I mean SERIOUS about getting a work-at-home job, you have to be persistent. That means searching for and applying to jobs everyday, so you can get your application in right away. It means being tenacious, determined not to give up no matter how long it takes whether it’s weeks, months, or even years.
If you find the process is taking a longtime, there are things you can do to troubleshoot areas that you might be able to improve on to increase your chances of getting hired. Check out “Job Troubleshooting: Why You’re Not Getting Hired,” posted here at WAHS for tips.
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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