Back to school also means back to work for many stay-at-home parents. Many industries see a natural slowdown during the summer months while some remote workers take advantage of the flexible scheduling ability to enjoy a little summer fun themselves.
Regardless of whether you are a seasoned telecommuter looking to pick up a few extra hours this upcoming season or you are new to working from home, this is the perfect time of year to start looking for a job. Many industries are picking up the hiring pace to meet the increased demand that comes in Quarter 4. Here are just a few:
Customer Service & Sales
While customer service work isn’t a lot of people’s dream job, it can provide a means to an end. Not only does this type of work typically offer a guaranteed hourly wage and a consistent paycheck, it can also provide the remote experience many companies require when hiring telecommuters. It can be stepping stone to better things.
In most cases, customer service positions require a high-speed, “always on” internet connection. That means no WiFi. And get those applications in as soon as possible. Many places will begin their new hire training in August having you ready to start taking calls by October when the holiday shopping season begins.
Companies that may be hiring now or soon:
Not so surprisingly hiring this time of year is online tutoring. These positions can run the gamut from tutoring traditional school subjects like math and science to teaching English as a Second Language, or ESL, to foreign students.
Tutoring students in subjects like math and science usually requires a teaching certificate or current college enrollment. When it comes to ESL, those requirements many times do not exist. You just need a good grasp of the English language and a desire to teach.
Most online tutoring does have a live streaming component. You should be comfortable working with a webcam and being on camera. You as well will need high-speed internet to ensure your students are receiving the best possible experience.
Online Tutoring Companies:
At-home scoring professionals spend their time grading tests and written essays. These positions most often require a teaching background making them an excellent choice for retired instructors.
- Write Score
There is a large demand for curriculum developers. These writers compose the outlines and resources necessary for teachers to dictate their lessons. An educational background is a requirement as these materials need to meet state and national standards. Curriculum writers usually also need a current teaching or school administrator license. This type of work is usually a temporary contract, but it can be a great opportunity for those looking to work seasonally or part-time.
No. Not that kind of student driver. You can make money driving students, however. There are services like HopSkipDrive that contract drivers to transport minors to and from school, sports practice, music lessons and more. You may even be able to list your services independently on your local Care.com. You will need to pass a background test and show proof of valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Your car will likely need to be newer and in good condition as well.
Accounting & Tax Professionals
This is also the time of year many small business owners and individuals will begin thinking about their financials. The year will soon be coming to a close and that means it’s time to get those financials in order.
There are so many accounting and bookkeeping positions available to remote workers. Experience requirements range from entry-level bookkeeping to holding a CPA. These jobs pay well and require the utmost attention to detail.
Companies hiring for work at home:
- H&R Block
- Kelly Services
As you can see, there is a wide range of opportunities available to you depending on your background and skills. And this list is just the tip of the iceberg. Brush up that resume and start applying!