Edition: May 12th, 2021
Curated by the Knowledge Team of ICS Career GPS
Includes excerpts from article by Sanjay Sharma, published in The Times of India
It can be challenging to spend all your time indoors, especially if you are a student. After all, how much time can you spend on Zoom classes or watching OTT content?
A good idea may be to get some work experience to hone your skills. And you will be able to do so right from the comfort of your homes!
You can work part-time or full-time, depending on your priorities and daily schedule.
Here’s an indicative list of work-from-home jobs that students can take up:
1. Content Writer
As a content writer you can write articles for websites, advertisement copies, blogs, etc. You can also go for technical writing or ghostwriting (writing for someone else). A lot of opportunities are available on professional platforms like LinkedIn and various freelancing websites.
As a first step, update your resume and LinkedIn profile page, or create a new profile on a renowned freelancing website. Then apply for suitable jobs.
Tip: Keep your content original, well-researched, educative, relevant and entertaining.
2. Typing & Data Entry Operator
As a data entry operator, you will be responsible for entering the required data online in a certain format with the help of a computer. For that you should be computer literate and must know typing (with good speed and accuracy). Along with this a candidate should also have organisation skills, concentration skills, communication skills, etc.
Tip: Patience and the ability to sit for long periods, entering and computing data, will be useful.
3. Back-Office Operations person
Back-office functions include settlements, clearances, record maintenance, regulatory compliance, accounting and IT services. Students can easily work as part-time back office operators and manage their study schedule side by side.
Tip: This may be a good option for you if you want to understand office functioning without facing intense work pressure such as set targets.
4. Graphic Designer
To work as a graphic designer you need not necessarily be attending office physically. Instead you must be familiar with designing software and technologies such as Figma, Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDRAW, etc.
You should be able to visualise and create graphics including illustrations, logos, layouts, photo compilations and more. You need to work with copywriters and creative directors to amend designs after feedback and to produce the final output.
Tip: Focus on creating designs that capture the attention of those who see them and communicate the right message.
(Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the article mentioned above are those of the author(s). They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of ICS Career GPS or its staff.)