Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

 Recently I was contacted by a hiring manager who was interested in listing jobs with SOHOjobs. Nothing surprising there. But what did shock me was WHO wanted to list jobs. The hiring manager represented a top retail department store and their international recruiting office. I've been doing this since 1997 and even I had no idea they hired home based workers.

As I've been saying for years, as technology improves and more homes become wired, connected and technology supported - the more work at home jobs will pop up where you would least expect them.



When I think of a department store - I think of sales clerks and cashiers, floor managers and stock room attendents. But that is not the case anymore. Major brick and mortar retail brands are beginning to see the benefits of hiring home based customer service, catalog, telephone support and Internet ordering assistants. Even the most traditional of retail brands are embracing the idea. Just look at Lord & Taylor, one of the more mainstream retailers in terms of corporate philosphy. Even THEY recently hired Home Based Customer Service and Telephone agents to work from home. (Visit the Lord & Taylor Career Page and search for keyword HOME to see if openings are still available). 

Read more about the job Here (positions are still available as of this publishing but I cannot guarantee the continued availability.)



Lord & Taylor is far from the only virtual job retailers. SOHOjobs currently lists many great home based customer service, ordering assistant and general administration jobs with top department stores. If you are a SOHOJOBS MEMBER you can access these jobs anytime simply by logging in and applying online or contacting the employer directly. (Be sure to let them know you are a SOHO'er!)

To increase your chances of being hired, make sure that you home office is ready to go. Some employers, such as Lord & Taylor will supply you with some equipment such as a headset, but others do not - so it might be a good idea to have a quality set on hand. Generally, retail employers will also require that you have an ergomatic office chair, a PC microphone and a corded business telephone (sometimes with a sepearate phone line). Luckily, all of this equipment is easy and inexpensive to obtain. 

If you are interested in working from home for a top retail brand - or any other established employer, SOHOjobs has hundreds of verified and immediate hire openings that might interest you. Full and part time - with salaries starting at around $11 per hour and up. 



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We look forward to helping you land a SOHO - JOB!


Michelle / TEAM SOHO


 Michelle Malone Peterson is a graduate of New York University and is recognized as a leader in the home based job industry. She is a seasoned Career counselor, Writer, marketing specialist and SENIOR EDITOR EXTRAORDINAIRE of - she has enjoyed nearly 20 years of helping others land real work at home jobs. 


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