I have a degree that would put me at Helpdesk Level II if I could find a fucking job.

I literally don’t know how to find remote jobs, so I continue to just find and work shitty blue-collar jobs in my city.

I have CML and it would be really nice to have a job that sort of helped me get my medical problems in order. It’s either that or being a deadbeat who works part-time just so I can qualify for the ACA and get my $16k a month medications covered.

I have other health problems beyond the CML that would make my life a lot easier if I didn’t have to be on my feet all day. I really struggle with it and have to take anti-nausea meds all day and pain meds all day to manage it, whereas I don’t need those anywhere near as much if I’m in a chair.

So the first order of business, Lemmy, is how the hell do I even look for a remote job to begin with?

I’ll probably come back for more questions about how to actually get a job like that because I feel like I don’t know wtf I’m doing when it comes to resumes/cover letters either (part of it is I don’t want to write fan-fiction about some shitty job that will mistreat me).

  • edric
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    182 months ago

    Most job sites now allow you to add “remote” as a filter when searching, or at least tag remote jobs as such. You can try Linkedin or Indeed. Otherwise, if you know anyone in the industry, maybe you can ask for a referral?

  • @owenfromcanada@lemmy.world
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    152 months ago

    I’m in software, and I’ve been using Indeed. They at least have tags for remote work, and I’ve seen a few help desk jobs pop up on my feed.

    The algorithm isn’t great at recognizing that you only want remote work, but it’s at least something.

  • @Jimmyeatsausage@lemmy.world
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    132 months ago

    Hate to say it, but get yourself a LinkedIn too. Actually fill it all out…use lots of relevant buzzwords to so the AI recruiters pass you along to real people. Answer the folks that ping you about it, even if it’s just to say you aren’t interested.

    I get pinged 3-5 times a week minimum by recruiters.

  • @ChaosCoati@midwest.social
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    112 months ago

    I get job alerts from a site called Rat Race Rebellion and see help desk type jobs pop up pretty often. The jobs are almost always work at home and supposed to be confirmed legit job postings - which so far the ones I’ve looked at do check out.

  • @PrincessLeiasCat@sh.itjust.works
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    92 months ago

    The online application process can be difficult and you’ll likely have to apply to a lot of different positions before you start to get bites (so don’t get defeated early on - that’s important!), but I think federal government jobs should say if a job is remote or not in the posting.

    There are guides online and I think a USAJOBS subreddit if you want more help with keywords. You will have to tailor each resume.

    The insurance isn’t bad and if you do have to go into the office every so often, they are very accommodating. They take the ADA seriously.

    Just a suggestion, I hope you find something that works. Yes, you usually have to be a US citizen and you will probably have to pass a drug test.

    Good luck!

  • @WhiteOakBayou@lemmy.world
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    62 months ago

    I do indeed with location set to anywhere and remote flag. It sometimes gives remote in area jobs but gives me plenty to fruitlessly apply to.

  • @SatanicNotMessianic@lemmy.ml
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    62 months ago

    I don’t know how this works for help desk level jobs, but I do know that big tech companies generally avoid the massive job sites and recruiters. They also frequently have at home advisors. Have you tried hitting up the individual company sites?

    • Snot FlickermanOP
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      42 months ago

      No I haven’t. The other advice here is good, but this is slightly different than the rest. I’ll give this a shot as well, thank you.

  • @andrewrgross@slrpnk.net
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    22 months ago

    Can you share your resume?

    Anyone who offers job advice that isn’t specific to a person’s work history, location, and field is likely not useful, imo.