Working ● from ● home
/wɘrkiNG frɘm hȱm/
The act of sitting in the comfort of your own home and making money in pajamas
The days of people believing that those who work from home are ‘lazy’ or ‘unskilled’ are over. Instead, it’s become the ultimate goal of those who aspire to do more than work a 9-to-5 job until retirement. Work from home dream jobs are in abundance now more than ever, and the economy is shifting towards them at an unprecedented rate. If you’re working from home, the advantages are obvious: you can travel the world, spend more time with family, cut out extra expenses like gas for commuting, and enjoy a more laid-back atmosphere.
This series of Getting the Dream Job is going to focus on:
- Tips to find the work from home dream jobs that are right for you (let’s face it – it isn’t easy to land a job online)
- How to stay motivated in the home environment
- Remaining healthy both physically and mentally during the transition
- How to respect the privilege of this new method of employment.
The beginning of this entire process can be the most daunting of all. How should you act? Should you be funny and let your personality woo over your potential boss or be pristine and professional? Should you dress up or keep it casual? Here are some tips to help you land the perfect SEO work from home job:
Dressing for Success
Work from home dream jobs are desired by many, but only truly suited for a select few. Our skills tests are designed to weed out those serious about getting a job from those not so serious. You’d be surprised at the lack of professionalism that floats across our desks on a regular basis – from videos filmed in the back of a cop car to close-ups of excessive cleavage. Work from home dream jobs are still jobs, and it’s important to enter the interview process with that attitude in mind if you want to be considered for the position. It’s understandable to think that these types of things are not important because ‘hey, I’ll be working from my living room anyway!’ but if you’re serious about working for a legitimate company, it’s safest to dress the way you would for a regular interview during any part of the process where your appearance is requested.
Keep it Professional
While it might seem logical to incorporate your personality into a written application, sometimes humor is the illogical choice. Work from home dream jobs depend on your ability to communicate, and starting off your resume with a farcical misfire is definitely not the best way to prove that you have this ability. Without the ability to see your face and hear your tone of voice, it often comes across as out of place or as a mockery of the process. It’s best to answer the questions honestly and let your personal style of written communication shine through in a professional manner.
An SEO work from home job is still one in which you’re employed by a corporation. The whole point of proving you can handle work from home dream jobs and not have to sit in a cubicle is to remember that, even though you’re not in an official office building, you’re still working for a legitimate company. Don’t get too stressed about the process or the little details – just stay professional and show respect for the time commitment the recruiter is going to put into reading what you have to say and watching your introductory videos.
The Big Payoff
Trust us when we say that having to act professional over the course of an interview is absolutely worth the privilege of indulging in one of your work from home dream jobs and getting to make a living from the comfort of your own house. You’ll be on the road to an SEO work from home career in no time if you can keep it classy and show you have respect for the profession.
Do you have another question about the interview process for an online company? Feel free to send us your question and it might be featured in an upcoming article!