Telecommuting Job Seekers' Questions and Answers Hagerstown MD

There is thousands of work at home job seekers searching online for a telecommuting job in Hagerstown. There are also common questions asked about telecommuting every day. Here is a basic guide you can print out and use for your reference.

Teamsters Local Union 992
(301) 739-7550
10312 Remington Dr
Hagerstown, MD
 
Musicians Union Local 770 AFM
(301) 791-1551
109 N Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD
 
On the Spot Speech Therapy LLC
(301) 960-4000
18333 College Rd.
Hagerstown, MD
 
Western Maryland Consortium - Hagerstown
(301) 791-3076
33 West Washington Street, 4th Floor
Hagerstown, MD
 
Musicians Union Local 770
(301) 791-1551
1053 Fairview Rd
Hagerstown, MD
 
Western MD Building & Construction Trade Council
(301) 745-3249
511 E Franklin St
Hagerstown, MD
 
Teamsters Welfare Insurance & Pension Plans
(301) 733-2602
10312 Remington Dr
Hagerstown, MD
 
Washington County One-Stop Job Center
301-393-8200 Ext. 8214
14 North Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD
 
United Auto Workers Local 171
(301) 733-6932
18131 Maugans Ave
Hagerstown, MD
 
Life Safety Protective SV
(301) 739-3970
11718 Pheasant Trl
Hagerstown, MD
 

Telecommuting Job Seekers' Questions and Answers

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6 Telecommuting Job Seekers' Questions and Answers

Author: S McIntyre

There is thousands of work at home job seekers searching online for a telecommuting job. There are also common questions asked about telecommuting every day.

Here is a basic guide you can print out and use for your reference.

1. What is telecommuting?
Telecommuting is working offsite in your home office or at a remote location other than your employer's place of business. You communicate with your employer by telephone, email, fax or instant messenger.

2. What do I need to telecommute?
Each company require different computer hardware specifications. Many prefer desktop PC/Windows over Mac and laptops. Here are some of the basics and what companies may or may not allow:

- Internet connection - DSL is fine, but not satellite
- At least 1Ghz-2Ghz processor, Windows XP or higher, Internet Explorer
6.0 or higher, a minimum of 512MB of RAM, sound card, speaker, antivirus
and spyware protection, firewall
- MS Word, Excel, Adobe Reader etc.
- Other equipment may include fax machine, printer or scanner and a
quiet workspace

3. Will I be an employee or Independent Contractor?
It will depend on the company. Most companies offer Independent Contractor (IC) status so you don't receive health benefits, vacation or sick pay, taxes aren't taken out etc. Instead ICs will receive a 1099 form for income tax purposes.

4. What types of jobs are available for telecommuters?
There are a wide range of jobs suitable for telecommuting. There are many more, but here is a brief list:

- Appointment Setting
- Accountant/Bookkeeper
- Customer Service
- Data Entry
- Editor
- Graphic Artist
- Journalist
- Quality Assurance
- Teacher/Tutor
- Transcription
- Virtual Assistant
- Web Designer
- Writer

5. Do companies provide training?
Again, some companies offer paid training while others do not. Many will only hire telecommuters who have skills and previous experience. Some require on-site training and working on-site three months to a year before you're allowed to telecommute.

6. Do I have to pay any fees to work at home?
No. You should never have to pay any registration or training material fees. Not all companies absorb the cost for a background, credit and or drug check. These fees are usually about $30-$50. Remember though, if you're paying out of your own pocket, be sure you have a job offered. Transcription and customer service jobs usually require a foot pedal and or headset and you are required to purchase these either from the company or on your own.

About the Author:

S McIntyre owns www.WorkAtHomeSpace.com a free work at home resource focusing on work at home companies, daily telecommute job leads, articles, business resources and other work at home related topics. You can find support and network with Sophia on her work at home forums .

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