Amazon is Hiring, but Do They Offer Work From Home Jobs?
Working from home can give you the scheduling freedom you’ve always wanted. And what’s better than working for one of the biggest retailers in the world? So, how do you land a spot on Amazon’s employee roster?
Dust-Off That Resume
Just like any other job, you’ll need to update your resume before you apply for a job with Amazon. Generally, you don’t need previous experience working from home, but you do need to meet minimum qualifications for the position.
Search the Amazon Website
Next, it’s time to look at the job openings available. Amazon offers a variety of positions in certain areas to qualified people. You can search for open positions by clicking directly on the Amazon Jobs – Virtual Locations.
Jobs That Allow You to Work from Home
Amazon primarily looks for individuals who can work in areas like sales, account management, and advertising. They also regularly look for qualified people who can fill remote solutions architect positions.
From time to time, you may see openings in other areas like human resources, fulfillment, and operations management. Remote customer service positions may seem scarce, but Amazon does post positions in this category from time to time, too.
Additionally, work from home positions are not limited to the United States. Amazon is an international company with corporate offices around the world. That means that you may find a spot no matter where in the world you’re located.
If Amazon has specific location requirements, they’re listed on the job posting. For example, they may have an opening for a virtual Operations Manager in their Fulfillment sector. Although the listing is a virtual position, it may say that they’re only accepting applications from specific areas.
Amazon’s job openings page has a “Work from Home” category in the left side pane. Click it to help filter your results and find viable listings faster. You can further filter results by location and business category if you’re searching for specific job openings.
Merch by Amazon
Do you have a passion for design? Maybe you never pursued it because you thought you couldn’t make any money from it?
If you’re the creative type, you can earn money selling your designs on t-shirts through the Amazon platform. That’s different from the typical FBA third-party set-up. Instead of sourcing the stock and managing an online store yourself, Amazon does all the heavy lifting for you.
The only thing you need to do is upload your best work and choose a product type and color. Don’t forget to add a product description to entice buyers!
From there, Amazon takes care of the product page on the platform. When a customer buys your t-shirt, Amazon handles everything else.
You don’t have to worry about making the shirts or shipping them. Stock worries are a thing of the past. And all the t-shirts under this program qualify for Prime Shipping.
So, how do you start earning monthly royalties for your designs? Simply go to the Amazon Merch landing page and click on the link to request an invitation.
Job Search Engines
You don’t have to limit your job search to the official Amazon pipelines. Sometimes, headhunters recruit through popular employment search engines, too.
Be aware, though, that employment search engines have broad exposure. So, you’re likely to encounter a lot of competition. Signing up for notifications may help you get in front of the crowd by finding out about new listings early.
Amazon is always growing and expanding. That’s good news for any job seeker hoping to land a job with the world’s biggest retailer.
Like any job search, sometimes it’s all about timing. Check back frequently for new job postings or sign-up for notifications to receive alerts.
Have you found a suitable position among the offered jobs? Have you applied? Let us know in the comments section below.