Relocation and Telecommuting
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Relocation Descriptive Information
Directory of newspapers for every state and region with links to over 3,300 newspapers.
CareerOneStop's State Information
This website is the result of a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education. This is a source for lots of labor, demographic, and employment information by state. Select a state to create a State Profile that includes fastest growing occupations, the 50 largest employers, and more. You can also create a Labor Market Information State profile. And there is a drop-down menu on the top right of the site featuring State job banks.
Local community classifieds and forums for 190 cities in both the U.S. and abroad. The place to go to find jobs, housing, goods & services, social activities, community information, and more.
CNN.com-How far will my money go in another city?
Using data provided by researchers at C2ER, compares key expenses in dozens of major cities. Costs include housing, utilities, transportation and health care. Data is generated from an average of the past four quarters ending December 2009.
8-page online quiz evaluates your preferences regarding weather, culture, region, transit, etc. and delivers a list of locations for you to consider. Includes profiles of each city. Requires free registration, which also allows you to finish the quiz or view your results again in a later session.
My Apartment Map
Includes listings in all 50 states and allows users to compare locations of search results. Most listings have include pictures.
Quintessential Careers - Job Seeker Relocation Resources
Articles and resources on relocating for the job-seeker, such as how to conduct a long-distance job search, finding the best places to live and work, finding moving companies, storage units, and short-term living arrangements.
The Riley Guide - Consider Relocating
Links to resources on planning a move, including help on finding a new home, evaluating moving companies, cost of living and demographic information for different regions and cities, and health and school directories.
The Riley Guide - Negotiating Relocation Expenses
Articles on negotiating relocation expenses as part of your salary negotiation package.
Sperling's Best Places
Profiles and statistics on cities, neighborhoods, schools, crime, weather, etc. The Cost of Living tool allows you to compare two cities side-by-side in categories such as taxes, housing, and food. Certain parts of this site require a free membership.
State and Local Government on the Net
A directory of official state, county, and city government web sites.
Telecommuting Advice and Resources
4 Real Work-at-Home Jobs
This article by MSN Money columnist Liz Pulliam Weston discusses the pros, cons, and how to's for the following four types of work-at-home jobs: home call centers, web businesses, online auctions and mystery shopping.
How Telecommuting Works
Tim Crosby's article gives an overview of telecommuting along with helpful tips.
Open Directory Project
A helpful telecommuting directory.
A telecommuting blog on management policies, work practices, news, and other periphery that affects those who work at home.
Undress for Sucess and the Telework Research Network
Work at home resources for individuals, companies, and researchers.
Scams: Unfortunately with opportunities on the internet there also comes the possibility of scams; educate yourself on this topic.
Work at Home Online Jobs
This website provides basic information on career options for those wishing to telecommute. Sample career suggestions are freelance graphic design, online tutoring, eBay auctions, resume writing services, and virtual assistant.
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Telecommuting Job Banks
Search for telecommuting jobs, part-time jobs and/or other flexible work options. The website also provides research on which companies offer flexible jobs (and each company profile includes past job listings). Users must register for a fee of $14.95 a month or $49.95 a year in order to view full job descriptions. However, basic company profiles with past job listings (which are often fairly recent) can be viewed for free.
Freelance Switch provides resources for freelancers and the Job Listings page provides descriptions of current freelance opportunities, including information on compensation. Many of the opportunities require web development, graphic design or content writing skills that can be performed remotely.
Users can search this job bank using the keyword "telecommute" in order to find telecommuting positions at companies across the United States.
The ProBloggers.com website provides resources for those who blog or write for online spaces professionally. The Jobs page provides listings of current online writing opportunities.
Telecommute Job List
The postings on this site are the result of a multi-city (all) search of jobs posted on Craig's List with the Telecommute option checked.