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Opportunities Abound for Online Teaching Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, distance education is riding an unprecedented wave of growth. More students than ever are taking classes online with teachers who are working from home. As a result, the demand for remote tutors is exploding as virtual learning becomes part of the new normal. During the pandemic many public school systems and colleges instituted virtual learning to protect...
Medical Coders are Healthcare Heroes! Medical coding specialists don't treat patients, but they are essential to the delivery of high quality healthcare. Medical coders help ensure that patients aren't overcharged for the services they receive. They also make sure healthcare providers and insurance companies are compensated properly, and that researchers have the data they need to help prevent diseases and epidemics. Without medical...
From Contact Tracers to COVID Screeners and Testers. The COVID-19 Crisis has spawned a myriad of previously unknown job titles that will provide work to hundreds of thousands of people living in a post-COVID society. Many of these new jobs are remote positions, and can be found right here on MotherWorks.com As the popularity of telecommuting ascends rapidly in this “new normal,” the benefits and realities of work at home...
If you are among the millions of people out of work due to the coronavirus, there is reason for hope. Amazon is is among many major companies hiring people to work from home. Some of the largest and best known companies in the U.S. have begun hiring remote workers to maintain operations during the pandemic, or take advantage of new opportunities presented by crisis. Amazon announced in a blog post that it is hiring an additional 75,000...
Many businesses no longer require all hands on deck, meaning that they either outsource tasks to vendors or allow employees to work someplace other than on-site. If there’s one benefit to the digital revolution (or maybe that’s evolution), it’s the flexibility that digital business in a global economy affords workers. A global economy operates at all hours every single day. Humans generally do not and cannot work 24 hours...
You have the finished manuscript in your hands. What a giddy feeling of accomplishment! Take a moment to celebrate, because that manuscript proves you are a writer. Once the euphoria wears off, you face a series of crucial decisions, the first of which is whether you will pursue publication via the traditional route or through a self-publishing platform. Before making a decision, do your research. A source like  Preditors and...
W. C. Fields, a misogynistic wit of the early 20th century, is credited with saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damned fool about it.” Regardless of how unpleasant his personality may have been, the advice rings true. Finish the manuscript Too many writers struggling to produce that first book pour time, energy, and hope into a manuscript that clearly...
Do you have a novel inside you? Conventional wisdom and legions of language arts teachers would have you believe that. Certainly, the quality of writing—dreadful by today’s standards—found in much classical literature implies that technical competence has little bearing on whether the novel inside you deserves a public forum. The rags-to-riches anecdotes of such fabulously lucky authors as J. K. Rowling and E. L. James...
Work-at-home options have always existed, from cottage industries such as craftsmen who fashion handmade, unique, or limited production goods to authors who scribble or type away in hungry solitude. As today’s digital economy expands and business adapts to factors such as a current labor shortage, changing customer behavior, and demands for work-life balance, remote employment becomes an ever more viable option for gainful...
Anyone who’s trawled through the internet in the last 10 years knows the granddaddy of all business networking sites: LinkedIn. Like 133 million other users, you may have already taken advantage of a free account with the service and posted your résumé into LinkedIn’s format. And then you sat back and waited and … nothing. LinkedIn’s universe of users spans 200 countries and territories around the...
Job hunters often hear an old saying that pertains to finding employment: “It’s not what you know, it’s whom you know.” The adage refers to the timeless activity of networking. Much of today’s networking occurs online through such platforms as  LinkedIn  and  Alignable , but the old tried-and-true methods still work and still yield results. However, none of it happens without an investment in...
  No job lasts forever. Whether you’re a loyal employee who has worked for the same employer for decades or a rising professional jumping from position to position to acquire the experience needed to climb the corporate ladder, you will eventually leave that job. Leaving the job with grace and goodwill demands the courtesy of a formal resignation letter. Writing the resignation letter The best resignation letters...