he Internet has changed the way we work and live. I’m sure you’ve noticed this if you’re an older adult looking for work-from-home jobs.
The good news is that there are many more opportunities available than in years past, but also some challenges to consider when it comes to finding the right gig. Here's what you need to know as an older adult who wants to work from home:
1. Know where to look.
The first step in finding a job that works for you is knowing where to look. You'll want to start by checking the websites of companies that offer work-from-home jobs, but don't forget to look elsewhere too! Check out this article to see the websites that are designed for older adults seeking jobs.
If you have friends or family members who work from home and enjoy their jobs, ask them whether they know of any opportunities that might be available near you. You may also want to try searching for jobs on sites like LinkedIn or Indeed (although these sites tend to focus more on traditional employment).
And if you're looking for something more specialized—like writing or coding—then consider subscribing to newsletters like Women Who Code or CodeNewbie that keep track of remote opportunities in those fields specifically.
2. Add a technology section to your resume.
While technology may not be your strength, it's important that you have some experience with computers and software (like Microsoft Office).
If you don't know how these things work yet, take some time over the next few weeks to learn how they do so that you can add them to your résumé when applying for jobs online at home! If you need more help refreshing your resume to help get you hired, click here.
3. Patience is key.
One of the most important things to remember as you begin your search is that it will not happen overnight. It will take time, and you need to be patient. You’re looking for a job that fits into your life, not one that takes over your life.
Don’t get discouraged if you don’t find something on day one. Keep looking until you do! But if you aren't getting results right away, don't stop searching either; keep at it until it happens!
You also need persistence and motivation in order to get through this process successfully.
The job search process can be a challenge, but it’s worth it.
You’ll be glad that you took the time to find work that is right for you and your lifestyle.
For more help with your job search, check out this class: How to Find Volunteer & Remote Job Opportunities.