Anyone have tips for applying for jobs online?
December 29, 2007 2:23pm CST
I am starting the process of finding a job that I can do at home, but I have never applied for a job online before. Anyone have tips to help me get started. Some specific questions I have are: Should I send my resume as an attachment or copy and paste it into the email? Should I do a whole cover letter or just a short introduction? When I'm applying for a writing job- should samples of writing be sent as attachments or copied and pasted? Is it ok to put links to my articles that are published on sites like Helium? Answers to these questions as well as any details I may not be thinking of would be greatly appreciated.
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1 Jan 08
There is a banner at the bottom of my blog for a freelance site. You bid on jobs there and the employer gets to choose who they want. They can email you and ask for samples which you will provide as an attachment via the freelance site's pg. It's a great program. I really like it. They have jobs listed in different categories. They pay thru paypal if you want too.
30 Dec 07
Before you send attachments check the guidelines of your prospective writing employer. I am a freelance writer and novelist trying to get two books published through an agent. Most of the agents and publishing houses I have contacted stipulate they no longer want attachments due to viruses. They won't read any of your material if this is their policy. Cover letters and copy and pasting into the body of an e-mail is always fine. As for links to your articles published on Helium, go for it, I have done this in the past, it is perfectly acceptable. For excellent writing advise and a reputable job board check out Funds for Writers by C. Hope Clark an author, teacher and blogger of writing. She has some of the best opportunities and advice on her site. Hope this helps.