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Where job-seekers looking for telecommuting, job flexibility, and work-at-home jobs and career resources can find everything you need to succeed.
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Quintessential Careers Telecommuting/Work-at-Home/Job Flexibility Resources:
Is Job Flexibility Right For You? A Quintessential Careers Quiz. If you're considering a job flexibility option to your current work, take our latest quiz before making any final decisions.
Making Your Case for Telecommuting: How to Convince Your Boss. If you're interested in telecommuting at least a few days a week, learn how to make your case for teleworking to your employer.
Home-Based Career Do's and Don'ts. Here are some key rules for success in starting a home-based business -- or telecommuting or teleworking from your house.
Your Home-Based Career: A Key Resource Guide. Find key work-from-home resources, links, and more.
Telecommuting/Work-at-Home/Job Flexibility Resources:
A Home-Based Business Online -- offers practical business ideas, opportunities and strategies for the home-based entrepreneur and a large collection of helpful links for those who want to start a home-based business.
At-Home Works -- includes a jobs database for finding home-based job openings, work-from-home resources, and more.
Bizymoms.com -- a broad collection of resources, ideas, and advice for work-at-home moms. Includes ebooks, online classes, newsletters, message boards, and much more. Some elements free to job-seekers, other for a fee.
Business Know-How -- this site, recommended by a number of home-business owners, covers small business and home business ideas and offers messages boards on starting and running a business.
Canadian Telework Association -- an extremely comprehensive site offering "building blocks for all your telework and telecommuting needs." Has sections on advantages and disadvantages of telework, cost-benefits, taxes, the Canadian and US teleworking scenes, as well as jobs, recruitment, and retention -- and much more.
Dot Com Mommies -- specializes in working at home and making money on line for a better life. Features work-at-home jobs, telecommuting, business opportunities, marketing surveys, and other money-making opportunities.
Flexjobs.com -- a job site for job-seekers not seeking traditional full-time, on-site, 9-to-5 jobs -- but instead, seeking telecommuting (or work from home, telework, virtual work), part-time, flex-time, contract, consulting, project-based, seasonal, and volunteer work. Job-seekers can search "hand-screened and legitimate" job postings, but must be a member to apply. Fee-based.
HomeBasedWork.com -- provides a variety of tips, articles, and resources to help you begin at work at home career. Article topics include Working for an Employer vs. Working for Yourself, Advantages and Disadvantages of Home Based Work, How to Protect Yourself from Scams, Are You an Entrepreneur?
Home Based Working Moms -- is a professional association and online community of parents who work at home and those who would like to. HBWM members receive a monthly (print) newsletter, free advertising options, Hire-A-Mom directory listing, national publicity opportunities, email discussion list, private message boards, support, networking, work-at-home scam alerts, information, and more.
Home Job Stop -- where stay-at-home workers and telecommuters can search for job opportunities. Also includes a free newsletter and other employment success tools. Fee-based.
Independent Homeworkers Alliance -- touts itself as the "largest provider of legitimate home-based jobs on the Internet." Offers a search engine for at-home jobs, as well as numerous resources.
International Telework Association and Council (ITAC) -- a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the growth and success of work independent of location. The organization's site offers research reports, a list of employers who offer telecommuting, an excellent section with resources about telecommuting/teleworking, a free newsletter signup, telecommuting news and events, telework facts, and areas restricted to members of ITAC.
jobsandmoms.com -- the Jobs and Moms Resource Center offers career resources and guidance for working mothers in search of family-friendly jobs, telecommuting options, better work-life balance, new career directions, and work-at-home options. From Nancy Collamer. Free to job-seekers.
Mompreneurs® Online -- a content-rich site that focuses on how mom-owned businesses can surviving and thrive on the Web. See also our capsule review of the Mompreneurs® Online book.
SOHO Jobs -- SOHO, or Small Office - Home Office, offers a comprehensive e-newsletter offering weekly access to hundreds of home-based jobs, a free job posting and resume referral service for employers, recruiters and career counselors, and a one-stop job, career management and networking organization for those interested in telecommuting or working from home.
Telecommuting Jobs -- where job-seekers can view several hundred telecommuting/offsite jobs posted directly by employers, as well as thousands of jobs posted to other major job sites. Searching is free, but there is a small fee to post your resume.
2Work-At-Home.com -- a site for home-based telecommute job-seekers. Includes job listings, a resume bank, a newsletter, and many other resources -- all free for job-seekers.
Undress For Success and the Telework Research Network -- a great resource for work-at-home and telework information, tools, advice, work-from-home scams, and more. Partly a tool for selling the book Undress For Success, aimed at empowering employees to negotiate, find, or create work-at-home opportunities. No cost to job-seekers.
WAHM.com -- the online magazine for work-at-home mothers. Tons of resources for choosing a business, promoting a business, and living life as a stay-at-home mom. Free to job-seekers.
Work At Home -- where job-seekers who are searching for work-at-home opportunities will find information and resources relating to work at home jobs, telecommuting, freelance work, home business, and more. Includes articles and links to work-at-home resources. Free to job-seekers.
Workaholics4Hire.com -- for job-seekers looking to work from home, with a database of thousands of telecommuting jobs. Also includes some subcontracting and freelancing positions. Free to job-seekers.
WorkatHomeIndex -- calls itself the first human-edited directory of legitimate work at home business opportunities to assist people in finding a real work at home business and provide the tools, techniques and resources necessary for that home business to succeed. The Work at Home Index evaluates each home-business opportunity submitted for legitimacy and accuracy.
Working from Home -- the site of Sarah and Paul Edwards, authors of Best Home Businesses for the 21st Century, offers a "weekly secret" and resources on finding the best home business for you, marketing mistakes and masterpieces, and the need for health insurance.
Working Solo, Inc. -- founded by Terri Lonier, this site full of fantastic resources for the home-based telecommuter, consultant, freelancer, or business owner. Find resources, information, tips, links, and more. Includes free self-employment news e-mail newsletter. Free to job-seekers.
WorkOptions.com -- a site that offers full-time workers tools and links to assist you in obtaining approval of flexible work or telecommuting options. The site includes sample proposals for... telecommuting, compressed workweek, part-time employment, and job-sharing. Must pay fee for entire package downloads.
YouCanWorkFromAnywhere.com (YCWFA) -- provides information, tips, tools, articles, newsletters, workshops, ideas and other resources to help improve the productivity of telecommuters, mobile workers, road warriors, executives, entrepreneurs and home-based workers. Offers links to many resources to help you find more flexible or work-at-home jobs.