Updated 1/26/13. Lee has generously extended her free offer through January 30th for those who didn’t read the post in time to download it on Saturday.
Killer Work from Home Jobs: 200 Fortune 500 & Legitimate Work at Home Jobs by Lee Evans
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have worked from home as a freelancer for more than 16 years, but I’m always leery of talk of jobs that allow employees to telecommute. So when I saw the subtitle claiming to list 200 jobs Fortune 500 and other companies, I was a little skeptical. However, when I started reading, my skepticism disappeared, and I became enthusiastic.
The book is broken down into categories by type of work, then within the categories, individual companies are listed with information of their telecommuting jobs and policies. One company can be listed in several categories, in which case the primary category lists detailed information, and the listings in the other categories refer back to the main entry.
The author is careful to emphasize that the listings are for companies that hire employees to work from home in the categories. However, the listing does not indicate a current job opening.
She does give detailed information on how to find job listings. She describes if jobs are listed on the company website or an external job site, and if so, which one. The descriptions include such details as what link to click on a page to get to the right category. In some cases, she explains that the companies don’t advertise work from home positions, but that they do offer employees the opportunity to work from home under certain circumstances. And she gives suggestions on how you can approach a manager to negotiate the opportunity to work from home. If employees are required to work in the office on certain days or to attend meetings, that information is included in the listing. In many cases, the listings include the qualifications required and the pay range.
The author invites readers to contact her if the information in the book is inaccurate. Obviously, things are constantly changing. She strives to keep the information current, but if she hasn’t made an update and a reader finds erroneous or outdated information, she asks them to contact her so she can correct the listing.
I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a full-time or part-time job working from home.
Lee is generously making her book available for free
tomorrow, one day only, on Saturday, January 26th through January 30th. Watch the time–it’s free for a very short time, so don’t miss it. Check the price to be sure it shows 0 as the price.
Even if you aren’t actively looking for a job, you might want to download the book, anyway. Circumstances can change in an instant.
If you know someone who needs this book, tell them that they book will be available fre
e tomorrow only through January 30th. The book is a Kindle edition, so each reader must download it to his or her own reader. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Kindle. You can download a free app at Amazon.com and read Kindle books on your PC or Mac, on other devices, or even in Amazon’s cloud.