With the economy still recovering from a recession, many companies are hiring work from home contractors.

To companies hiring work from home transcription contractors saves on overhead. One great work at home opportunity is in the field of transcription.

While there are many companies that require in house transcriptionists, there are legitimate companies that do hire home based transcriptionists.

This article will give you some advice on how and where to find these legit jobs. Most people when they think of transcriptionists associate them with the medical field but transcriptionist work opportunities are also available in legal, financial, corporate, news and media. If you do not have training as a transcriptionist, you will need to get the training. There are many reputable online schools and programs that offer training but make sure that they are accredited.

If you have transcription training you will want to assess what type of transcription work you are qualified for. Many people make the mistake of not updating their resumes when look for a job. With so many people out of work, it is important to update your resume to stand out from the crowd.

When applying for work at home transcription jobs, it is much safer to use the Job Boards. Some of the more common places to find listings are PayLinkPal and CareerBuilder.

Be wary of job listings that try to advertise themselves as “income opportunity” or use other cheesy phrases. A legit employer will have you fill out an application and/or resume. A legit employer will also not require a fee in order for you to be hired.

You can expect to have to purchase the transcription equipment and transcription software in order to do your job. It is best to wait till you are hired to purchase the transcription equipment however as each employer may be using a specific type of transcription equipment or transcription software.

If the employer does not reimburse you, you may want to talk to a tax professional to see if the transcription equipment cost can be written off as a tax deduction.

Make sure to follow up with each company after applying to reiterate your interest in the position. Make sure to let them know that you are checking on the status of your application.

Legit work at home transcription jobs are available, if you are smart about your search you can find the perfect opportunity to fit your needs.

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