Work From Home – No, Really…

Credit:  Giorgio Montersino via Flickr

Credit: Giorgio Montersino via Flickr

Everyone has that dream where they get a job and get to work from home. Or work from Starbucks, or even work from the beach. Unfortunately, there are all sorts of work from home scams. But what if I told you that you could actually work from home and earn a real salary. No more commuting. Flexible schedules. A real salary. It’s true.

Today, a growing number of people have flexible jobs. Jobs which allow them to work part time; jobs which allow them to work from home. There are jobs in all sorts of industries, including: healthcare, information technology, education, nonprofit and philanthropy, and sales and marketing just to name a few. The website that can connect you with real employers, companies that you have heard of; Fortune 500 companies is

FlexJobs connects job seekers who are looking to work from home with with employers who are looking for employees. Some of the recent job titles listed on Flex Jobs include: sales representative, senior analyst, nurse case manager, account executive, Web or software developer, accountant, and virtual teacher. Real jobs, paying real salaries.

Sara Sutton Fell, the Founder and CEO of FlexJobs in an interview with said this:

“The great news is remote work options are – and have been – on the upswing within companies. But the bad news is that it is still really difficult for most job-seekers to find these legitimate job opportunities amidst the scam, junk, and ads mixed in on most job boards out there. With this list, we want to help guide job-seekers to some of the leading, trusted companies that have shown that they incorporate telecommuting in their hiring practices.”

From the company’s website:

FlexJobs knows that there’s a ton of junk out there for job seekers. Whether it’s the too-good-to-be-true business opportunities, endless ads, broken links, repetitive postings, or just straight-out scams… well, yes, there’s a lot of junk out there. And it’s often burying the actual good job opportunities. FlexJobs can change that. We can make your job search experience better, easier, faster, and safer.

There is one catch though. It’s not free. Many traditional job websites don’t charge a fee for you to list your resume and apply for a job. FlexJobs is not free. They charge $14.95 per month with discounts for longer subscriptions. They offer a three month subscription which lowers the average monthly cost to about $10 and an annual subscription for just $49; that’s about $4.00 per month.

While it may seem odd to have to pay to look for a job, the company stands behind their product; they offer a complete money back guarantee. They say that if you are not satisfied with the quality of their service, simply cancel your subscription and request a refund and they will quickly and promptly process a refund for your current subscription. So even though there’s a fee, they are essentially guaranteeing your satisfaction.

Some of the items that your subscription offers are:

  • Unlimited access to the best hand-screened telecommuting, part-time, flextime, and freelance job postings available!
  • An easy, quick profile process that enables you to be found by hiring employers.
  • Free skills testing to clearly establish and market your skills to employers.
  • Email and/or twitter alerts when new jobs are posted.
  • Expert job search tips and resources to help you make your search more effective.
  • The ability to upload your resumes and work samples to make you more marketable to employers.
  • Newsletters with news, expert tips, and special offers.

This really is great news for people who are looking for work but want to work from home. These are real jobs for real people, not scams with unrealistic come-ons. Remember, if it sounds to good to be true…

If you are in the market for a new job, especially one which will allow you to work from home; at least part of the time, here’s a list, which Fortune complied, of the most likely employers which you should contact. I’m sure you’ll recognize many of these companies. Some might even surprise you:

  1. Xerox
  2. UnitedHealth Group
  3. Dell
  4. Aetna
  5. American Express
  6. First Data
  7. Humana
  8. Westat
  9. K12
  10. ADP
  11. Overland Solutions Inc.
  12. CyberCoders
  13. U.S. Department of Transportation
  14. SAP
  15. PayJunction
  16. Connections Academy
  17. Apple
  18. IBM
  19. HD Supply
  21. Western Governors University
  22. CACI International
  24. McKesson Corporation
  25. Aon
  26. WellPoint
  27. Forest Laboratories
  28. Patch
  29. Walden University
  30. Pitney Bowes
  31. Adobe Systems
  32. Coventry Health Care
  33. Clarity Consultants
  34. Kenexa
  35. General Electric – GE
  36. Symantec
  37. Microsoft
  38. Thomson Reuters
  39. Appen ButlerHill
  40. Teradata Corporation
  41. Computer Sciences Corporation – CSC
  43. BroadSpire
  44. Red Hat
  45. Healthfirst
  46. Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc.
  47. Infor
  48. Optum
  49. Precyse Solutions
  50. Kaplan
  51. Hartford Financial Services Group
  52. Nuance
  53. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  54. CVS Caremark
  55. AmerisourceBergen Corporation
  56. American Public University System – APUS
  57. Ecolab
  58. Autodesk
  59. Language Line Solutions
  60. Sodexo
  61. Kronos Incorporated
  62. Fiserv
  63. ICON
  64. Mozilla
  65. American Support
  66. Canonical
  67. BCD Travel
  68. Mom Corps
  69. Quintiles
  70. Welcome Wagon
  71. FlexProfessionals, LLC
  72. Pearson Education
  73. Zimmer
  74. University of Maryland University College
  75. Kelly Services
  76. TEKsystems
  77. CareFusion
  78. Novartis
  79. Unisys
  80. Dignity Health
  81. Enterprise Contact Center
  82. ICF International Inc.
  83. AIG
  84. Cargill
  85. Asurion
  86. Lockheed Martin
  87. SunAmerica Financial Group
  88. VMware
  89. Alere
  90. Express Scripts
  91. Health Net
  92. Nielsen
  93. Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company – VALIC
  94. American Heart Association
  95. Bausch & Lomb
  96. Grand Canyon University
  97. SumTotal Systems
  98. Pacific Interpreters
  99. Parallon
  100. ACI Group

Like I said, there are many companies on this list that you have heard of.

Here’s a list of job categories from the over 2400 employers currently advertising on their site looking for employees:

If you are in the market for a new job; especially one that allows you to work from home (at least part of the time) and offers flexible work schedules, you own it to yourself to check it out.

Again, here’s a link to their website:





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