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The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly changed the world in many ways, including employment. If you are looking for a job that works with the new employment landscape, here are some positions you may want to consider.
Public transport for people and products is always in demand. By following the coronavirus protocols for public safety and are willing to get a commercial driver’s license, or CDL, you may be able to drive a bus, become an UBER driver, deliver packages just about anywhere. Plenty of CDL Truck Driver positions available in your area are looking to hire qualified drivers. Check with area transport companies and service providers for details.
If you prefer working at home on your own schedule and have decent writing skills with good grammar, you may be able to line up steady work as a Web content provider, also known as a freelance writer. More businesses and organizations are online than ever before, and they all need up-to-date, relevant content to attract customers and inform them about their products and services. You can write on a variety of topics, from children’s educational toys to tips for when to call a plumber. Whatever your interests and background, there’s a good chance a writing job is waiting for you.
This is another job that you can do from home or in an office, if you prefer. You can work as a freelance marketing agent or look for full-time employment with an agency. The work might involve lining up interviews on television, radio, in print media, or on the Web. You might schedule promotional events or write marketing materials. Marketing is a versatile job, and you can likely find one to suit your interests if you have a bachelor’s degree in a related field like marketing, journalism, or English or if you have background experience working with local organizations in a marketing role.
Some entry-level positions for reception-type duties like managing phone calls and connecting callers are open to hiring in many occupations. You can also do scheduling, and order forms and supplies as needed. Providing general information to the public is a frequent duty.
An intake worker as the first point of public contact obtains preliminary information for professional agencies by phone or email from prospective clients and processes the information to the right source. Working from home may be an option.
With more businesses hiring right now and a growing opportunity to work from home if desired, you should have several job options to choose from.