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Special thanks to @Susan for sharing her expertise over the last week and to all of you for the excellent questions. We welcome you're continued participation in the AARP Work & Jobs forum.

 

If you're looking for continued opportunities to learn about flexible work opportunities, please sign up for our upcoming Online Career Expo, September 24 from 2-5 pm ET. (Go to http://www.aarp.org/expo...)

 

Thanks again, we look look forward to seeing you next time!

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I’d be open to accepting a CEO position if I could work from home and if it has a liberal golden parachute.

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Thanks for your question @BelindaT824804. I would start with your network. Do you know any technical writers who could tell you about their work experience and how they got their positions? I would also mention your search to friends who work in fields that need technical writers.You never know when you might hit the jackpot through some conversations.

 

I would also make sure that a portfolio of your work is available on LinkedIn and other social media sites so prospective employers can see your work. 

 

While you look for a paid position, I would also suggest volunteering. You can use this work to build your portfolio and also make connections. 

 

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How does one begin to do technical writing?  How does one find a job doing technical writing?🦋🌹♥️

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I haven't had any exposure with www.wahve.com. I will access their site and review what they have to offer. I have a background in the recruitment space, having worked for Monster.com for 2 years, so I am very conscious and hesitant about some of these recruitment sites. More feedback after I review.

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@majurej  Thanks for your question. Have you ever looked at www.artrepreneur.com? They have a page on their website with job postings which might be helpful to you. Also, do you have your own website or do you use social media to post your photography so that others can see your work? That would be a great place to let people know that you are available for freelance positions. Good luck!

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Thank you @simpierdavis. This is helpful feedback. Have you tried Work from Home Vintage Experts? www.wahve.com  I've gotten good feedback about them. 

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Flexjobs is not a good choice for work at home jobs. First you have to pay for the subscription, and then after accessing the site, it was just like going on any other recruiting website to look for jobs such as Indeed, ZipRecruiter, or even CareerBuilder. I know this because I had a subscription and used it for the entire year without any success of finding anything remotely (no pun intended) satisfying or interesting.

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Im a freelance photographer currently shooting for a sports website and  doing photojournalism.  The website job is seasonal, I would like to find another photography gig doing sports or news since that is my love or employment at home is an option, something flexible.  Not telemarketing or surveys..

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How do I join the conversation?

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