Re: telecommute

Subject: Re: telecommute
From: Elaine Garnet <2egarnet -at- rogers -dot- com>
To: Jodie Gilmore <jgilmor -at- pacifier -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 17:44:40 -0400

Hi Jodie:
That is very interesting. In the future, I may try some trolling.
You are making very good use of virtual networking as a tool in
business development. Online applications are another issue. I have
always wondered how to do this without sending in a resume. I have
always sent out what I call a business profile as I want clients not
jobs. Why are folk so stuck on resumes? My BP says everything
interesting about me and my business on one page.
Elaine

On 30-Apr-09, at 3:43 PM, Jodie Gilmore wrote:

> I agree with Elaine that networking is important - some of my
> telecommute
> jobs have been gotten by one person telling another about my services.
>
> On the other hand, 2 of my current jobs I found through the
> Internet. I have
> a list of about 35 jobs sites that I "troll" when work seems to be
> slowing
> down. Some of the sites are telecommute specific; others are general
> jobs
> sites but by using search phrases such as "technical writer" and
> "telecommute" I have found maybe 10-15 at a time I put my resume in
> for. I
> landed a plum contract in just this way in November -- still working
> on it!!
> :)
>
>
> Dilligence and patience is key here. Google is useful in finding the
> job
> sites, and one job site will often lead you to another. On
> "trolling days"
> I can expect to spend at least 6 hours finding the jobs, then
> another 4 the
> next day crafting application emails.
>
>
> __________________________________
> Jodie Gilmore
> Fulcrum Communications, LLC
> Washougal, WA
> www.fulcrumcomm.com
>
>
> "Did you wake up this morning thinking the world wasn't going to be
> different?"
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+jgilmor=pacifier -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf
> Of Will Husa
> Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 11:39 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: telecommute
>
> My telecommuting experience also began as an onsite contract position.
> Management decided one day that they needed to make room for a new
> employee
> and told me to leave. However, they also told me to pack up the
> company
> workstation and all of the company support gear and move it to my home
> office. I was telecommuting for them for about two years.
>
> Since then, networking and referrals has supplied me with enough
> work to
> keep telecommuting.
>
> =========================================
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> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+will -dot- husa=4techwriter -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-
> l.com] On
> Behalf Of Suzette Leeming
> Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:50 AM
> To: magk -at- mindspring -dot- com
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: telecommute
>
> Most of the telecommuting jobs I've had started as onsite positions. I
> created a business case for telecommuting, presented it to
> management, and
> received approval to telecommute. First I had to establish trust,
> meeting
> all deadlines, excelling in communications with other staff members
> and
> SMEs, etc.
>
> There are some websites that list telecommuting jobs, but I have not
> found
> them helpful, personally.
>
> Suzette Leeming
> Stouffville, Ontario
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 9:41 AM, <magk -at- mindspring -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> How do you get these telecommuting jobs? I have been trying for years
>> and have only seen on site positions.
>>
>> Are there sites or job boards that cater to off site work?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Gina
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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References:
Re: telecommute: From: Suzette Leeming
RE: telecommute: From: Will Husa
RE: telecommute: From: Jodie Gilmore

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