Friday, September 23, 2005

Work at Home Resumes/ Telecommuting Resumes by Nell Taliercio

Work at Home Resumes / Telecommuting Resumes- by Nell Taliercio

Your resume needs to outline your skills and experience - as most know, but what some may not know is that employers want to know what you'll bring to the table. Not what your daily duties were. They want to know what you did for the companies you worked for that makes you extraordinary. Did you save them money, did you make them money, how were you the best at what you did...etc. Yes, employers want to know what your experience is, so duties are good to add, but again the name of the game is SELL YOURSELF! This does not lose its importance in a resume.

Point out on your resume the skills that will make you a good telecommuter. Can you work well with no supervision? Do you learn fast? Point that out on your resume. Point out how at your last job you were left to work with little to no supervision and how well you did with…etc. If you have telecommuting experience, put a big focus on that. Employers want to know that you can handle telecommuting. There's always a risk involved with hiring someone to work from home, so an employer knowing you've worked at home before will be more at ease with you. They will see you as experienced with telecommuting.

MommysPlace has a Resume and Cover Letter center right here for your convenience too! It outlines many different types of resumes and cover letter information and samples. Check it out Resume and Cover Letter Center

Are you taking a second look at your resume now and thinking it could be better? Don't get discouraged if you can't afford to hire someone or buy a product that helps you. It's very possible with a lot of hard work that you can improve your resume. Here are a few Do's and Don'ts of resumes. Read through these and then see the resources below before you get started on your resume.

Do's of Resume Writing (Tips for telecommuting resumes)

Write about your skills sets and experience. Know what type of job you're looking for and target your resume to that. If you're seeking telecommuting careers then focus your past skills and experience to telecommuting.

List your accomplishments! This is where you need to really shine...don't be afraid to show how great you are as an employee. They need to know why you're the best for the job. Also point out any special skills you may have that would put you above the rest of the applicants.

Convey how you can work independently. I know I've said this before but I wanted to point it out again because in the telecommuting world it's the utmost importance!

Side Note---> Heather Eagar (professional resume writer) of Professional Approach says this of conveying how you're independence is key when applying for a telecommuting position:

"Also, as is the case with teleworkers especially, you have to convey AUTONOMY. Since they will be off-site, the company has to feel comfortable that they are able to manage themselves." Heather Eagar of Professional Approach

Dont's of Resume Writing

Don't leave out your job objective!

Don't list hobbies on a resume, unless it can directly relate to your job objective.

Don't have a run on resume. They say no shorter then one page and no longer then two pages is preferable.

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Nell Taliercio is the owner of a leading work at home mom resource website packed full of unique information for the telecommuter, business owner and virtual assistant. Visit Mommysplace.com today!

Join Us for Mom's Night In - September 29

How about doing something for yourself? Sign up for a FREE Teleseminar with Tera McHugh, Daily Life Coach and Sharon Durling, author of Tera's Book Club Selection: A Girl and Her Money ~ How to Have a Great Relationship Without Falling In Love.

Put the kids to bed early, grab a glass of wine, a cup of coffee or tea
and get in your comfortable clothes! Relax and call in for this Mom's
Night In Event on:

Thursday, September 29, 2005 at
6pm pacific/8pm central/9pm eastern

I just signed up for a Mom's Night In Event that I thought you might find really interesting, I think you should check out. It's at Enjoy Daily Life.com.

Hope to hear you there!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

On Homeschool Talk Radio Show - September 19

Jessica Hulcy, co-author of KONOS curriculum, joins the show to talk about what makes KONOS distinctive and why it might be the perfect choice for your children. Lots of information about the benefits of HandsOn/Experience-Based learning included!

JoJo Tabares, from Art of Eloquence, wants to talk about the many questions we while out and about with our homeschool children. Now this is a topic we can really sink our teeth into!

Parent to Parent's own, Jodie Lynn, answers a listener's question about motivating her little students and keeping them serious about homeschooling.

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Click on the Homeschool Talk Radio Show Icon, on the rightside. Check out the website. It's jammed packed with resources, articles and much more. You'll even see our Berrymorin Bits and Tips as one of the proud partners of Homeschool Talk Radio!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Cast Off for America - Star of India

Cast Off for America - Educational Program on the "Star of India"

Looking for a better life, students sign aboard as emigrants working for their passage to America. On this epic voyage they must abandon everything that is familiar to them and adapt to the new demands of shipboard life.

The voyage will take them three quarters of the way around the world and traverse the infamous “Roaring Forties.” Life promises to be challenging as students must communicate and work together in order to survive. The skills they learn, however, will become invaluable in helping to prepare for an uncertain future in the New World.

Day Program
Grades: 4-6
Length: 5 hours
Times: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Class Size: 26-60 students, Maximum 8 adults.
Cost: $27 per student, $10 per adult. Teacher is free
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Marcus and I will be attending this field trip, this Wednesday. We're looking forward to the experience.

Visit Christian Work At Home.com

Jill Hart, owner of CWAHM.com, has created a beautiful and informative website. If you are looking to work from home or looking for support, this is the site to visit. You will find articles regarding homeschooling, parenting, marriage, and of course, working from home. You can search for telecommuting positions and home based businesses.

Would you like to be part of a book club? Have you read a great book and want to share your thoughts? Have some great craft ideas? You'll find that and more at CWAHM.com.

You'll also find networking opportunities, message board, Christian and direct sales products.

A new addition is the Christian Work at Home Internet Talk Radio Show. Jill covers topics and has guest speakers that are important to you. Keeping in mind your busy schedule, you can listen to these shows at your convenience. You can also download them to your MP3 player and take it with you.

I hope CWAHM.com turns into your one of your favorite websites too.