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Health, Pandemic, Job Search and Remote Jobs

 

 

You may be concerned about the pandemic; you may have a high risk of health problems related to the pandemic given your background.  And you may be searching for a job, what do you do?

One option may be remote jobs – if you have a computer and access to the Internet you may be able to explore working in your own home.  Some resources that could help could be:

Job Sites

You may be able to find job positions on the Internet using a job site web page, you may be able to find remote jobs using job site web pages.  Two types of job sites may be helpful

  • Job sites that specialize in remote jobs – these are job sites where their focus is on remote jobs. Here are some resources that give information on remote job sites.“62 Best Remote Jobs Websites to Find a Great Remote Job (Fast) in 2021”
    January 2, 2021 by Ryan Robinson

    62 Best Remote Jobs Websites to Find a Great Remote Job (Fast) in 2021


    Good resource – would recommend everyone to look at it“THE 25+ BEST SITES FOR FINDING REMOTE WORK ONLINE IN 2021”
    Could not find when article was published By Adda Birnir
    https://skillcrush.com/blog/sites-finding-remote-work/“25 Sites for Finding the Best Remote Jobs”
    August 31, 2018 by Randle Browning
    https://www.creativelive.com/blog/best-sites-finding-remote-jobs/

    “The 18 Best Remote Job Boards in 2020”
    Could not find when article was published by Biron Clark
    https://careersidekick.com/best-remote-job-boards/

    I found these resources by doing a Google search like “places that list online remote job positions”

    flexjobs.com
    Flex jobs is a specific job site that focus on job positions  that are remote.  Flexjobs a useful resource site to find telework remote jobs.  You do have to sign up for a subscription service to use the resource.  I believe it is a good resource.

  • General job sites –Job Web sites on general jobs; General job web sites focus on a wide collection of jobs. Jobs could be an electrician to a teacher.  You can search for remote online jobs by doing a search that has two features:

(1)        Search for jobs in your career field

(2)        Search for remote online jobs
For some search engines, this can be typing in terminology that expresses you interest in remote online jobs.  Some of the terminology could be
Telecommute
Teleworking
Telework
“Work at home” (search as a phrase often put quotes around it)
“Word from home” (search as a phrase often put quotes around it)
Virtual
Remote
Mobile
Anywhere

You may be able to put the word “remote” in the location square in a search in a general job site.  General job sites like www.indeed.com and www.linkedin.com you have the option of typing in the word “remote” in the box location in the search job database.

You may find a remote online job for your particular profession

Federal government – federal job positions describe remote jobs as “telework”
You can use a website called Usajobs.gov to access job positions in the federal government.

You an access telework job positions by applying telework as a filter feature.  A person will use a filter when a person obtains a large job choice list.  A person may have a job choice list with many job positions that a person may not want.  A person may find it helpful to reduce the job choice list to obtain a more focused job list.  A person may find a job they are looking for from a focused job list.  A filter can help reduce the job list and get a more focused job search.
To use the telework filter you need to first conduct a search.
You can type in a search in the keyword box and then (hopefully) you will get a job list.
You can then use the telework filter.
You can click “More filters” option on the right site of the screen.
You will then get a menu of options you can select “Offers telework”.
Your job list will then be reduced by the telework filter.

You can see the telework option in the job description by looking at the “Location” section in a job description.  The Location section will have the phrase “Telework eligible: Yes as defined by agency policy”.
I will demonstrate how to obtain this telework filter in my podcast on the Live Your Life Learning channel on YouTube

Temporary Agencies
            Temporary agencies may provide options in remote work; one of the areas can be a temporary agency called Roberthalf.com
            Go to Roberthalf.com
            Click “Job Seeker”
            You can see jobs under “Remote” in the location section of a job search options
            You can also see a list of remote jobs in the “Helping you find remote jobs” section and click the box of “See Remote Jobs”
            You will get a list of jobs

Update your skills
            You may be able to be a student; you may be able to go to a college and/or university to obtain new skills.  You may then be able to take classes remotely in online classes.
            I particularly like Community Colleges – they may be able to offer you courses that can be less cost than what can be found at 4 years colleges and universities

Totally remote or partially remote
            You may not be able to tell from the job description if the job is completely remote where you do not go into an office.  Or the job position may be partly remote where you will go into an office from time to time.  You could apply for the job position; and then find out about the remote policies at the time of the interview.

Thank you for reading. May 2021 be the year we get back to normal.  May everyone be safe.

 

Career Exploration and Career Stuff: Skill share a place to learn

Leaning ideas to make your life better
Today, look at career stuff

Series of Blog posts on career stuff. Focus will be on career exploration and Internet job resources. My hope is that you will find the information helpful in your career journey. As with anything you read on the internet, please evaluate the information you read and use the specific information that helpful to you.

A person may value learning something new; a person may be able to learn a new skill that can help a person in their careers; being a student; and/or helping to satisfy a curiosity.
One place I have found useful is called Skill share.
Skill share (https://www.skillshare.com/)
Skill share a web site that has different classes.  I used Skill share myself to learn about DaVinci Resolve (a video editing program) and Zoom (a video – conferencing program).

You can pay for a subscription to gain access to classes.  The subscription rate for the entire year about $65 dollars.
You can see if Skill share may work for you be, you can look into:

           Browsing the classes – you can go to the Skill share web site and see if the classes may work for you.
          Free trail – Skill share may offer a free trail that can allow you to access the classes.

You may find Skill share a place to help you learn skills.  I would recommend Skills share as a place for people to explore and see if Skill share a place that can work for people.

Time Zones and be sure to connect at the right time

Series of Blog posts on career stuff. Focus will be on career exploration and Internet job resources. My hope is that you will find the information helpful in your career journey. As with anything you read on the internet, please evaluate the information you read and use the specific information that helpful to you.

Lets image the following:

  • you receive a message that requests that you call an organization at 2:00 pm for an important meeting.
  • the organization based in New York City in the state of New York. New York City would be in the Eastern Time Zone of the United States.
  • you live in Kansas City in the state of Missouri. Kansas City is in the Central Time Zone.
  • The message does not say if it is 2:00 pm Eastern Time Zone or 2:00 pm Central Time Zone – how do you know the correct time to call? Is the location that you are calling have Daylight Savings Time that could affect what time you are to call the organization?

You want (if possible) create an agreement with the organization as to what time to call.  (Let’s say in the example it was 2:00 pm Central Time Zone).   Time Zones can sometimes create confusion as to when two people should connect over the phone.

There can be different Internet web sites that can give guidance on time zones.  Here one potential web site that may help.

A web site called www.timeanddate.com can help you will time zones.  The web site will give you the correct time of two different locations.  You can use the following:

Click the web site: www.timeanddate.com

Then click
          Time Zone (a link in the upper part of the screen – the third link from the left)
You will then get a menu of choices will appear
Then click
          Time Zone Converter
          You can then type in two cities and the time of one of the cities.
The web site will then give you the time of the other city.
Web site mentions will adjust for Daylight Savings Time.

Time Zones may can create confusion as to when people should contact each other.  The Internet can help people to know the information when to call each other between time zones.

Career Exploration and Career Stuff: Amazon: Way to self-publish your book

Series of Blog posts on career stuff. Focus will be on career exploration and Internet job resources. My hope is that you will find the information helpful in your career journey. As with anything you read on the internet, please evaluate the information you read and use the specific information that helpful to you.

For those who may be interested in self-publishing, you may want to consider Amazon.  Amazon gives people the ability to self-publish their book.

For details, one can type in the following address.

Web Address: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/

You can then create an account and then can self-publish your book.

Career Exploration and Career Stuff: Career Workshop Google (July 22, 2020)

Series of Blog posts on career stuff. Focus will be on career exploration and Internet job resources. My hope is that you will find the information helpful in your career journey. As with anything you read on the internet, please evaluate the information you read and use the specific information that helpful to you.

Sometimes on the Internet you can find career Internet job workshops that can give you information on Internet career resources – one workshop that may interest people may be job workshop Google is giving:

Workshop located
Web site: https://grow.google/events/
Scroll down and then register for the “Use Google Tools to Help You Land Your Next Job”
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Virtual Workshop
(Workshop is event on
July 22, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 CDT)

Google may have ideas on Internet career tools that a person may be able to take advantage of; the workshop is free.

Career Exploration and Career Stuff: Make yourself know post your stuff example: Reedsy

Series of Blog posts on career stuff. Focus will be on career exploration and Internet job resources. My hope is that you will find the information helpful in your career journey. As with anything you read on the internet, please evaluate the information you read and use the specific information that helpful to you.

Freelance
You feel that you have stuff that you can offer people on the Internet;
you hope that people will pay for your stuff.
Some places on the Internet will allow you to work as a freelancer;
a place where you can post your stuff

Have different places on the Internet where you can post your stuff.  One place is called Reedsy
will allow you to post your stuff and you can have (hopefully) people contact you for money for the stuff that you are able to do for people.   Here some details about Reedsy

Reedsy (https://reedsy.com/)
Reedsy geared towards writers.  Reedsy will list experts who can help a person with their writing career.  You may have to login in to see all the experts.  Some of the experts can be:
* Editing
* Design
* Publicity
* Marketing
* Translation
* Ghostwriting (which means you pay the person to write your stuff.  The person may not receive credit for it. Good article with a description of Ghostwriting is “What is a Ghostwriter?” (from https://www.freelancewriting.com/ or more specifically (https://www.freelancewriting.com/ghostwriting/what-is-a-ghostwriter/) freelancerwriting.com has different resources for writers who wish to be freelancers)
* Website

Reedsy has information on how to become listed as an expert in an article called “How Does Reedsy Select its Publishing Professionals?” (from https://blog.reedsy.com/how-does-reedsy-select-its-publishing-professionals/)

Also have an e-book called Make Money from Home Online, available on Amazon. (listed on the Offers page)

As always, thanks for reading. Thank you.

Make yourself know post your stuff example Fiverr.com

Freelance
You feel that you have stuff that you can offer people on the Internet;
you hope that people will pay for your stuff.
Some places will allow you to work as a freelancer;
a place where you can post your stuff

Have different places on the Internet where you can post your stuff.  One place is called Fiverr.com
Fiverr.com will allow you to post your stuff and you can have (hopefully) people contact you for money for the stuff that you are able to do for people.   Here some details about Fiverr.com

Fiverr.com
Place where people can post their stuff; and hope that people will want to pay for their stuff.  Fiverr.com has areas like
* Graphic & Design
* Digital Marketing
* Writing & Translation
* Video & Animation
* Music & Audio
* Programs & Tech
* Lifestyle (had information on courses; how to create a course)
* Industries

Have a wide variety of stuff.  The areas are listed as separate columns towards the top of the web page (about 1/3 of the way down from the introductory part of the page)

Have a section called “Becoming a Seller”.  This has information on being able to offer your stuff on Fiverr.com

Also have courses that you can take to increase your knowledge

Alaska Workforce Development Office

We continue our tour of different workforce development offices of the United States America.  We focus on Alaska.

If you go to their web site
State of Alaska. Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Website: http://labor.alaska.gov/

The website has many different features, here some features you may find useful and enjoyable:
(1) Search for Jobs

Web page gives people method to search for jobs.  Here one method to search for jobs:
Website: http://labor.alaska.gov

Pathway

Click (click the stuff in italic)
Job Seekers (the second column from the left part of the screen)
Enter Alaska’s Job Bank (called the ALEX system)
Find a Job (in the second column towards middle of web page)

Then have a choice of what part of Alaska you like to search for jobs in; get the message “Please select an option below to indicate where you would like to work”
Get a map of Alaska; I choose the option
Anywhere in the State of Alaska
Then you have different options to do a search –
One option method is a keyword search
I typed in “Trainer
Then get a list of choices, you see a list of job titles
You need to register with the web site to see more details about the jobs.; you can gain more features to website if you register; and to register is free

(2) List of Job Resources
List of job resources that may be useful to you

Website: labor.alaska.gov
Pathway
Click
Job Seeker (toward left part of screen; on your 2nd link from the left)
Job Seeker Resources
Gives a listing to find job positions

(3) Fraud –
Have to be careful of fraud/scams and other places on the Internet can create problem for you with negative stuff on the Internet
Here some information about fraud/scams

Web site: labor.alaska.gov

Pathway
Click
Job Seekers (the second column from the left part of the screen)
Enter Alaska’s Job Bank (called the ALEX system)
Avoid Online Job Scams! (towards the left part of the screen)
Takes you to usa.gov/online-safety – gives information about online safety

 

(4) Alaska Times Trend magazine
If you like a enjoyable read about economics, finance, and Business ideas in general, you may find the Alaska Times Trends magazine to be an enjoyable and fun read.

Website: labor.alaska.gov

Pathway
Click (click the stuff in italic)
Research and Analysis
Alaska Economic Trends Magazine (click the magazine itself; on the left part of the screen) and you can then download a copy.

Welcome to the Workforce Development tour – Alabama

Series of Blog posts on career stuff. Focus will be on career exploration and Internet job resources. My hope is that you will find the information helpful in your career journey. As with anything you read on the internet, please evaluate the information you read and use the specific information that helpful to you.

Welcome to the Workforce Development tour – where we look at the different features (or at least some of the features) of different workforce development web sites of the different states of the United States.   Workforce Development tour will be a series of blog posts.  Look at the different states in alphabetical order, so let us look begin looking at the state of:

Alabama

Alabama workforce development web site (or at least one of them; when did a Google search for Alabama workforce development web sites obtained different web sites). I picked the following:
https://joblink.alabama.gov/ada/r/
Web site has 5 main sections, they are
(1)        Job Seekers
(2)        Employers
(3)        Training/Education
(4)        Resources
(5)        Programs

Give some details on the different sections

(1) Job Seekers
Service to help job seekers
Gives you a way to do a quick search to find job position
You can create a profile that will allow you to do additional stuff like have features in the job search, and receive e-mail updates

(2)        Employers
Service to help employers
Able to search for resumes
Can create an employer account to let you do additional functions like post job openings, and receive e-mail updates

(3)        Training/education
Gives some information on training
Click “Search for Training” – will give you information on training programs

(4)        Resources
Gives different Internet Resources on career stuff
Have information organized by General categories and get specific categories
Get a listing of web sites under each specific category.  Variety of resources listed.

(5)        Programs
Gives some information that may help people
* Alabama Works
Connects you with career services;
* On the Job Training
Have information on training programs – get a downloading document called “WIOA/OJA) “Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act On-The-Job Training Programs”
* Work Based Learning – gives information on Work Based Learning – takes you to Alabama State of Department of Education – gives description of worked based programs
* Apprenticeships Alabama (AA) – gives information on Apprenticeships – takes you to the Apprenticeships Alabama
* Unemployment compensation – gives information about unemployment program

Alabama can give resources to help job seekers.  Here were some the features that Alabama Workforce Development website may be able to help you

Career Exploration and Career Stuff: Franchises and Benefit Packages

Series of Blog posts on career stuff. Focus will be on career exploration and Internet job resources. My hope is that you will find the information helpful in your career journey. As with anything you read on the internet, please evaluate the information you read and use the specific information that helpful to you.

Let’s pretend you see a business called ABCD$$!! Store in your local corner in your town; you understand the ABCD$$!! Store has a good benefits package – so you apply and accept a job position at the ABCD$$!! Store at your local corner; you find the benefits offered by the ABCD$$!! Store at your local corner is different than the ABCD$$!! Store organization you know – let’s say the ABCD$$!! Store at your local corner has a better benefits package than you expected.

How can organization with the same name have two different benefit packages – one answer can be franchises.

A franchise where an owner will create a new organization using the same name of a different organization; the owner may pay a fee to use the different organization name; the owner may gain in name recognition if the different organization known to the public.  The owner may have freedom in some areas on operating the new business – some of these new areas can be having a different benefit package.  This is one way you can have two different benefits packages from two different organizations that have the same name.

When exploring a particular job of interest, look at the benefit package – you can see if that benefits package matches your needs.

Two organizations may have the same name – but the organizations may be different.  The different organizations may operate differently – including having different benefit packages offered to people.   You may want to explore what benefits package comes with the new job position before accepting the job position – that way you can determine if the new job position matches your needs.