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Most Common Mistakes People Make When Looking for a Work at Home Job

When looking for a work at home job, it is easy to make at least one of many common mistakes. Looking for a legitimate work at home job is a learning experience, so do not feel dumb or silly if you make a mistake. Instead, take it as a lesson learned and go from there. Most people looking for a work at home job get off to a rough start. Oftentimes, they do not know where to look, what to avoid or even what they are looking for.

1. Do not think you are going to get rich overnight. This is just not reality. There is so much false hype surrounding the work at home industry that many people have been lead to believe that you only have to work an hour a day to make thousands of dollars every week. THIS IS A LIE. I am sorry to be such a downer, but the sooner you stop wasting your time with sites that scream "MAKE THOUSANDS YOUR FIRST DAY/WEEK/MONTH (whatever)," the sooner you will be on the road to finding a real job.

2. Do not act on impulse! There is a good chance that you will come across many jobs or opportunities that sound too good to be true. Unfortunately, there is such as thing as too good to be true, and the vast majority of opportunities that promise big bucks are really just a waste of time and money. They get you all excited and hope that you decide to act on impulse and pay their "fee". Please do not. Sleep on it and talk it over with other people if possible. It can be especially helpful if you can discuss the opportunity with people who are more experienced in the work at home arena.

3. Do not be too trusting. There are more people out there who are trying to scam people out of their money than there are people offering a legitimate work at home job. The basic human instinct that these scammers prey on is TRUST. They hope that you believe in the goodness of all mankind and all that fuzzy stuff. These people do not care about the welfare of others, they only want to line their wallet with your money. It is important that you research research research everything to keep yourself safe. The bottom line that I tell people when it comes to scams are these three things, (a) do not ever pay money to get a job, (b) do not ever accept a job that requires you to wire money overseas and (c) do not ever accept a job that requires you to print checks.

4. Do not take on more than you can handle. There is nothing wrong with having multiple income streams. In fact, many people who work a home do, including myself. Our mantra is "Do not put all your eggs in one basket." That said, it is important that your do not overburden yourself. If you have more work to do than hours in the day, then you are not going to do your jobs correctly or efficiently. This could result in losing a job (and that valuable reference for your resume.)

5. Do not give up too soon! I meet people all the time who still have not found their perfect work at home job after looking for 6 months or even a year. This process takes time and work! These days, there are many people flooding the work at home job market with resumes. This makes for stiff competition. Hopefully, more companies will begin to realize that there are benefits to hiring home workers and start to offer more telecommuting positions.

6. Do not use that old resume. As previously mentioned, there is very stiff competition in the work at home job world. You need a new resume that showcases all of your talents and abilities. Learn how to tweak your resume to better fit each job that you apply for and prove that you are better than the competition. Resumes do not need to be fancy. They need be simple and make it easy for your potential employer to find the relevant information that they are looking for.

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