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A good part-time job that you can do from home and still make money? Sounds like a come-on from an Internet scammer. But such gigs do, in fact, exist.

When online telecommuting jobs resource FlexJobs surveyed almost 1,100 parents, it found high demand for part-time and home-based work. Good jobs that meet those requirements are hard to come by—and so appealing that they’ve been used for years as bait for work-from-home scams. (You can find a list of the most common ones here.)

With FlexJobs’ help, we identified eight legitimate options for people who want to work from home on a part-time or occasional basis. To determine pay ranges for each job, FlexJobs incorporated salary data from Payscale.com and Glassdoor.com.

The list that follows consists of established employers and legitimate open (or recently open) positions on FlexJobs, for a look at the best opportunities now in the part-time, work-from-home market. Of course, as with any job, applicants for these gigs should thoroughly vet any company before signing on.

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Writer

Hourly rate from Payscale: $10.17 - $57.49

Writers with specialized knowledge can use their expertise to write columns, blog, and perform other regular work. One company hiring such writers is About.com, which educates readers about more than 70,000 topics. In April 2016, About was hiring guides (writers with professional background or expertise in a subject) for celebrity gossip, dairy-free cooking, and Virginia Beach and Norfolk.

Another is GolfLink, which pays for articles about golf articles ($40 - 65+ per article).

Technical, grant, and curriculum writing, advertised on the education website Schmoop, calls for more experience and training. However, there’s also writing work out there for generalists with less experience and less specialized training.

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Editor

Hourly rate from Payscale: $10.75 - $43.26

As with writing, editing jobs run the gamut from demanding specialized knowledge to simply needing general knowledge. Editing work may involve exclusively editorial editing, management of writers or content, copy editing, or proofreading -- or a combination of those. The language services company Cactus Communications is hiring editors for academic manuscripts, paying $1,200 monthly. Other recent part-time work-from-home editor listings include everything from technical editing and news editing to a social media editor responsible for managing social accounts and writing press releases.

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Tutor

Hourly rate from Payscale: $9.69 - $40.32

Tutoring is another skill that people with specialized knowledge can parlay into part-time work. The option to do it online from home makes it much more convenient than traditional in-person tutoring. Online tutoring jobs can be found in SAT/ACT testing, English, nursing and calculus.

Companies hiring tutors include Kaplan (which offers up to $600 per tutoring assignment), Achieve Test Prep, and Rosetta Stone.

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Bookkeeper

Hourly rate from Payscale: $11.05 - $24.49

Workers with accounting experience (and Quickbooks, and Microsoft Office products) can take it to the bank by helping clients or employers with payroll, accounts payable and receivable, monthly reporting, or closing at the end of the year.

Companies hiring bookkeepers include the specialized staffing services provider Robert Half, which is hiring a remote part-time bookkeeper for a telecommunications company paying $13.46 - $17 per hour. Another virtual employer in this category is the church accounting services provider MAG Bookkeeping, which was hiring a contracted remote part-time bookkeeper in April 2016.

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Research Interviewer

Hourly Rate from Payscale: $8.69 - $20.54

Here’s one of interest to people who like talking on the phone, and have a reliable phone connection and quiet workspace at home. Research interviewers help companies gauge customer experience and their interactions so they can improve their business.

Companies hiring research interviewers include industry giant Nielsen as well as Maritz CX, which starts customer experience employees at their state minimum wage, then offers a .50 cent increase after 30 days of perfect (from home) attendance, with more raises at review times (2 months/6months/1 year) -- and offers paid time off.

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Customer Service Representative

Hourly rate from Payscale: $9.31 - $17.89

 

Customer service workers may find themselves selling, providing tech support, tracking down answers or lost orders, and taking complaints or product orders, or a combination of those roles. To do so from home, they will need their best phone manners as well as good phone service and a headset, a quiet workspace, and computers that meet their employers’ processing and Internet requirements.

Companies hiring customer service representatives include the upscale cookware retailer Williams-Sonoma, which is hiring care center associates for all shifts and paying $10.75 per hour, the call center outsourcers Working SolutionsSitel and TeleTech.

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Data Entry

Hourly rate from Payscale: $9.18 - $15.76

Speed, accuracy, typing skills, and a tolerance for what can be dull work are required for data entry positions. Data entry applicants must have a computer up to the employer’s specs as well.

Companies hiring for data entry positions include SportsDirect, which has an evenings and weekends gig inputting scores, as well as the tech startup Ibotta, and the healthcare diagnostic company Alere.

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Stylist

Hourly rate from Glassdoor: $15.03 - $15.24

Fashionable folks can enjoy a little glamour and profit, while providing fashion advice and personal shopping services for people who go out a lot . It works via online platforms like Stitch FixRocksBox, and Bombfell, which is hiring a part-time men’s online stylist with a 30% employee discount.

Source : time.com

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Any job offers extended from www.rds-usa.com should not be accepted. BBB learned that the domain for the website is registered in Hong Kong and isn’t the site it’s pretending to be. The fake website has details designed to make it look like it represents a local company – Rapid Delivery Service, a BBB Accredited Business – but it’s actually based in China and doesn’t have anything to do with the business located in Cincinnati.

Any job offers generated from this site should be treated cautiously as they may be linked to a package reshipping scam. Reshipping scams are where job seekers are hired to unknowingly smuggle stolen goods out of the country or distribute counterfeit money orders to scammers. By simply removing one address label and replacing it with another, the unsuspecting worker participates in mail fraud.

 

Spoofing occurs when scammers use information about a business found on an Internet search, LinkedIn profile, or social media site to create a website. They’ll generate job postings on common employment recruitment sites like Job Monster or Careerbuilder and link it back to the fake site. Applicants who respond to the post are usually asked to complete online forms with their personal information or in some cases, provide financial information.

Rapid Delivery Service is aware of the spoof and confirmed they’ve received calls about the job from job seekers even though they don’t have a website and didn’t send out a job posting.

Through Scam Tracker data, BBB discovered that the fake position advertised a salary of $2,700 for the first month of work, increasing to $600 per week plus $15 for each package delivered. The job reportedly involved collecting packages, taking their photos and uploading those photos onto a website; once that was complete and the postage for the package was received, the worker was then to send the package to a separate address.

It is important for job searchers to be wary of email offers that promise large profits with minimal effort or companies that extend an offer of employment without an interview. Additional red flags may include recruiters who will only interview via chat or email instead of conducting the interview in person or online. Activity like this should be reported immediately. Businesses should be aware their information may be lifted from Internet searches and social media sites – including professional networking sites such as LinkedIn.

It’s a good idea to periodically search for your business on the Internet to see if there are any fake job postings unrelated to your company. Report any fraudulent listings to the websites where you found them and to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

Scam activity can be reported to BBB’s Scam Tracker either by phone at 513-421-3015 or online at www.bbb.org/scamtracker/us/.

Sandra Guile is the Community Outreach Specialist for BBB. She promotes BBB’s message of marketplace ethics through public speaking engagements, presentations, media relations, press releases, web content, and other written materials.
Contact Sandra at (513) 639-9126 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your BBB is located at 1 East 4th Street Suite 600 Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 – to reach the office, call (513) 421-3015.

Source : http://www.nkytribune.com/2017/02/bbb-trends-beware-of-job-offers-online-some-sites-just-arent-what-they-are-pretending-to-be/

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Top apps to help you find a job

If you are looking for a job, looking to advance or looking to make a career change, the job hunt can be a grueling process. Thankfully, job search technology has made the process a little less painful by putting thousands of employers and thousands of prospective employees in contact with each other. From informal networking to sending your resume out to thousands of employers to look at, here are some apps to help you find your dream job.

CityHour: The CityHour app helps users get the inside-scoop on a career or industry by allowing users to arrange face-to-face meetings with other professionals around commonalities. The app syncs with you LinkedIn profile to locate contacts in and out of your current network that are open to scheduling in-person meetings. Users can find new professionals through the search engine, connect to anyone within 50 miles looking for a meeting in the next two hours and to select an agreeable meeting place. Users also can receive meeting invites and request meetings with others based on availability. Cost: Free to download to iOS. Find it: www.cityhour.com.

 

Indeed Job Search: One of the largest job search engines, the Indeed Job Search app offers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. Users can find openings in cities near you, view new jobs added since your last search, search by job title or company or location and search full-time, part-time, contract, freelance and internship jobs. Users also can apply to a select jobs with the Indeed Resume and create a resume. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.indeed.com/mobile.

Photo -  The JobCompass app helps plot out job possibilities on a map. [photo provided]

JobCompass: The JobCompass app not only helps you search for jobs, you can also plot out the possibilities on a map. Users can search for jobs as close as one mile, search through millions of jobs and find jobs that are located near you in more than 55 countries. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.jobcompass.net.

Rake: The Rake app helps users keep track of all the jobs they have applied for. The app allows users to save job postings from job boards and users can save jobs from other job sites and company career sites. Once you have saved a job, the app will help you prepare your job materials and then will keep track of where you are in each job application process. Cost: Free to download to iOS. Find it: http://apple.co/2k6EISU.

Featured App

GeoPickle: The GeoPickle app is a gelocation-based, photo-sharing social network that allows users to go on a time-lapse treasure hunt. Using crowdsourced timelapses on a public map, users are then lead to the locations to add their own photos. Users plant seed pics on the map and anyone else can “pickle” them. Once you've selected a seed, you find the angle (with the help a transparent overlay) and then upload your photo to the app. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: For iOS, http://apple.co/2jWwcEh. For Android, http://bit.ly/2kyfU3d.

Author : Oklahoman

Source : http://newsok.com/article/5536530

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Have you ever wondered which professions out there in the workforce bring along the highest levels of job satisfaction? Did you ever question which cities hold the highest numbers of content workers?

Though the results may not be definitive, we may have a better snapshot on jobs that gives us some answers to those questions, thanks to a recent report from Indeed.com, a massive job search platform based in Texas that operates on an international scale.

 

But focusing on the U.S., this past summer, the company, along with survey company Censuswide, surveyed more than 1,000 professionals throughout the country and asked them whether their work made them feel very or completely fulfilled. We took the results of the survey on jobs and folded them into a slideshow, which you can view below.

In the survey, respondents outlined a number of different factors that made them feel fulfilled. The most important, as one might expect, was salary, with 59% citing it as their number one motivator. The second most important factor, at 53%, was positive relationships with colleagues, followed by having a positive impact, at 50%. Other important factors were the ability to have a positive work-life balance, said 43% of respondents, and feeling challenged while on the job, said 40%.

When Indeed broke down the respondents by age, differences in levels of fulfillment were not drastically far from one another. By the numbers, 58% of those ages 16 through 24 said they were fulfilled, workers ages 25 to 34 (54%), ages 35 through 44 (47%), ages 45 through 54 (48%) and those over 55 (50%).

Indeed also zeroed in on the geography of worker contentment by discerning which cities had the highest percentage of professionals that declared themselves very or completely fulfilled.  It turns out that Charlotte, North Carolina, had the highest percentage of fulfilled workers at 65%.

In second place, on the list of cities where the highest percentage of workers feel fulfilled, was Boston, at 56%, with 15% claiming they felt completelyfulfilled. Indianapolis, Indiana, came next, also at 56%, but only 12% declaring complete fulfillment. In fourth place came New York City at 55%, and Denver, Colorado, rounded out the top 5, with 54%.

Source : http://www.forbes.com/

Auhtor : Karsten Strauss

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