It’s no secret that in 2020 more people are longing for an escape from the typical working lifestyle.
Roughly 15 percent of workers feel unhappy at their current job. That’s millions of people all across the country who are all ready to make a change right now.
Carter Recruiting and Associates speaks with job hunters on a daily basis, so our recruiting agency is able to hear their concerns and frustrations with their current job, whether it be a lack in promotions, being overworked, crazy hours, what their company stands for, and so on.
But over the past several years, there has been a growing trend in the United States: working from home.
According to a study from the U.S. Census, in 2017 there were about 5.2 percent of American workers who clocked in without getting out of their pajamas, which is a 3.3 percent increase from 2000. 3.7 million people found a way out of the normal work lifestyle, so we know that there are many who prefer the work-from-home life.
We’ve decided to put together a list of 5 jobs that allow you to work from home, just in case that’s something you’re considering looking into.
1) Appen – Appen works with some of the biggest brands in the world. They allow flexible hours, part-time opportunities and home-based schedules. There are positions available in transcription, linguistics, engineering, marketing, financials, sales and more. The best part is that YOU choose your what you do, and your hours.
2) Lionbridge – This Massachusetts-based company has part-time, freelance and remote options available for their employees, and offer jobs in banking, engineering, gaming, global marketing, legal services, transcription and more. Transcription has quickly become one of the most in-demand jobs on the market, as our world becomes more and more connected via the Internet and social media, so there’s a huge need for communicating with customers in multiple languages. Lionbridge employs over 100,000 language experts.
3) Adobe – You’re probably familiar with Adobe. They’re responsible for Creative Cloud, which includes Photoshop, but there are a ton of different positions and skill sets needed for this world-famous software company. They employee over 17,000 people across the world, and they’re hiring on a regular basis. They offer a wide variety of full-time, telecommute positions.
4) Aetena – This health care company has a ton of job listings that include working from home. Our recruiting firm has come across many people in the medical field who aren’t satisfied with their career path, so Aetena could be a perfect opportunity for those who still would like to remain somewhat close to the health care community.
5) Alorica – If you have a knack for speaking with customers, this customer relationship company hires work-from-home customer service agents on a regular basis. The pay from Alorica is on the lower end, so we recommend it as a quality part-time job if that’s something you are considering.
If you don’t see anything here, don’t get discouraged. There are thousands of jobs out there that are looking for work-from-home candidates, and there’s a very good chance that you’re qualified. Keep searching and stay patient!
Carter Recruiting and Associates is one of the largest independent recruiting and outplacement companies in Arkansas. Our headquarters, located in Little Rock and our satellite office in Conway, both service accounts nationwide. We have satisfied clients and references from some of the largest companies in the state. With over 50 collective years of experience in the recruiting business, we have a vast amount of resources and knowledge to ensure a job well done.
Cherie is the owner and president of Carter Recruiting and Associates. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Mississippi and has over 30 years of experience in the recruitment of executive and manufacturing professionals. Cherie’s work has been instrumental for new plant start-ups, as well as building and maintaining relationships throughout the region and state of Arkansas. She is a member of the National Association of Female Executives and the National Association of Women Business Owners.