Saturday, May 15, 2021

Money Makers: Bridge Jobs that Can Be Done from Home

 Between February and April of last year, 4.2 million women dropped out of the workforce. As of today, nearly 2 million have not yet returned. FlexJobs’ data revealed that 38% of working parents had to either reduce their hours or quit their jobs entirely because of the pandemic and childcare responsibilities.


To support women getting back into the workforce, FlexJobs is highlighting 10 bridge jobs that can be done from home.  A"bridge job" is a job that bridges the gap between your previous job and the next one and can help make ends meet while supporting your overall career strategy. More about the benefits and possible downsides to bridge jobs here.


The career team at FlexJobs has created resources like a resume template that may be helpful, as well as how to make the most of LinkedIn’s new caregiver title options.  


FlexJobs' career coaches are happy to discuss this in greater detail!

1. Administrative

Administrative professionals might manage the office, handle personnel matters, incoming and outgoing communications, and assist customers.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Virtual Assistant
  • Transcriptionist
  • Executive Administrative Assistant

2. Bilingual

In a bilingual job, professionals help bridge the communication gap by helping people from different countries or regions communicate.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • English to Korean Content Translator
  • Portuguese Content Editor
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

3. Bookkeeping

Bookkeepers help companies maintain their accounts, also known as the general ledger. Bookkeepers record all transactions, including debits and credits, and may also produce financial statements.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Payable Analyst
  • Associate Bookkeeper

4. Call Center

Call center workers help customers with their concerns. Some call centers only handle incoming calls, while other centers may conduct outbound calling for market research, surveys, or appointment setting.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Lead Generation Specialist
  • Short Term Rental Properties – Bilingual Customer Support
  • Call Center Representative

5. Computer & IT

In the Computer & IT field, workers provide in-house support for internal computer systems.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Customer Success Manager
  • Information Security Project Manager
  • Developer

6. Customer Service

Customer Service Representatives are the point of contact for customers, answering their questions or helping them resolve concerns.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Customer Success Manager
  • Call Center Representative
  • Phone Customer Support – Outdoor Equipment

7. Data Entry

Data entry roles help companies process large amounts of information. Many data entry jobs include entering data into a computer or other secure filing system and often involve other clerical activities.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant, Data Entry – Telephone

8. Education and Training

Education and Training professionals help people learn the materials through classroom or virtual presentations and individual instruction.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Middle School Science Content Editor
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

9. Teaching

Teachers educate students of all ages, whether in a formal school environment or as a one-on-one tutor. Teachers are usually subject matter experts in one or several areas and help students grasp the main concepts.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Online English Tutor
  • English Coach
  • ESL Instructor

10. Writing

Writers create a variety of written materials for audiences. This can include blogs for websites, scripts for podcasts, or even news stories for news-based websites.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Web Content Writer
  • Updates Editor
  • Grant Assistant

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