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How to Find Work at Home Companies

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Company web sites are among the best sources of work at home jobs. Instead of using the job boards and weeding through scams, spam, and listings that aren't relevant to what you want to do, you can go direct to the company and search for, review, and apply for jobs online on many company web sites.

Work at Home Companies

For example, 1-800-Flowers.com is recruiting agents for its Work from Home Customer Service team. Position details, including qualifications and hardware, software, and Internet requirements, plus an online application are available on the 1-800-Flowers.com web site.

A few more examples - Hilton hires work from home reservations and service specialists, CompuCom hires Java Script developers for telecommuting positions, and Tenet Health Care hires medical coding specials who work virtually from home.

To find work at home companies, it makes sense to bypass the job boards and search directly on company sites.

Job Search Engine LinkUp
Job search engine LinkUp searches only jobs on company web sites, so you won't get any work at home scam listings. Search using keyword terms like telecommute, telecommuting, work at home, and work from home. You'll be able to view work from home job listings and apply directly for the positions on company web sites.

Work at Home Company Directory
About.com's Guide to Work-at-Home Moms, Laureen Brunelli has a terrific resource for job seekers looking for work at home company. Her Work at Home Company Directory includes companies looking for home based agents, nurses, writers, transcriptionists, customer service representatives, and other work at home employees or independent contractors.

Work at Home Job Search Tips
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Disclaimer:
You may see advertisements for work at home jobs on this page, because that's the topic of the article. Just because you see an ad here, that doesn't make it a legitimate company. Carefully investigate companies that you are interested in.

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