Back to school means back to work for many stay-at-home parents. Many industries see a natural slowdown during the summer months when some remote workers take advantage of the ability to schedule flexibly to enjoy a little summer fun on their own.
Whether you’re a seasoned telecommuter looking to pick up some extra hours this coming season or you’re new to working from home, now’s the perfect time of year to start looking for a job. Many industries are ramping up hiring to meet increased demand in the fourth quarter. Here are just a few:
Customer service and sales
Fall is when I begin my full-time work-at-home journey. Many companies that offer remote customer service and sales are hiring at this time of year in many cases it hires quickly.
While customer service work is not a dream job for many, 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 that many companies require when hiring telecommuters. It can be the stepping stone to better things.
In most cases, customer service positions require a high-speed, “always-on” Internet connection. Means no wifi. And get those applications as soon as possible. Many places will begin training their new hires in August while you should be ready to start taking calls by October when the holiday shopping season begins.
Companies that may be hiring now or soon:
Online tutoring is not so surprising to hire this time of year. These positions can range from teaching traditional school subjects like math and science to teaching English as a Second Language or ESL to foreign students.
Tutoring students in subjects such as math and science usually requires a teaching certificate or current college enrollment. When it comes to ESL, those requirements often don’t exist. You just need to have a good understanding of the English language and a desire to teach.
Most online tutoring has a live streaming component. You should work with the webcam and stay on camera. You’ll also need high-speed internet to ensure your students are getting the best experience possible.
Online Tutoring Companies:
At home scoring professionals spend their time grading tests and written essays. These positions often require a teaching background, making them an excellent choice for retired instructors.
Curriculum developers are in great demand. These authors compose the outlines and resources teachers need to guide their lessons. An educational background is a requirement because these materials must meet state and national standards. Curriculum writers usually need a current teaching or school administrator license. This type of work is usually a temporary contract, but can be a great opportunity for those looking to work seasonally or part-time.
no Not that kind of student driver. But you can earn money by driving students. There are services like this HopSkipDrive Contract drivers to transport minors to and from school, sports practice, music lessons and more. You may even be able to independently list your services on your local Care.com. You must pass a background check and show proof of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Your car should probably be new and in good condition.
If you live in a college town, sign up for Uber or Lyft.
Accounting and tax professionals
This is also the time of year that many small business owners and individuals will begin to worry about their finances. The year is coming to an end soon and that means it’s time to get those finances in order.
There are many accounting and bookkeeping positions for remote workers. Experience requirements range from entry-level bookkeeping to holding a CPA. These jobs pay well and require maximum 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!