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Data Entry Telecommuting Jobs

16 July 2013 No Comment

There are two general types of data entry and both are telecommuting jobs: data entry and typing. If you already know the difference between the two, the tests required and have your resume ready and just want to search our database, please head over to our job search page. If not, please read the whole article carefully and decide what kind of data entry are you looking for before starting your search. It will greatly improve your odds of finding the job. First, the differences:

Data entry telecommuting job requires you to fill out forms or various other software systems online. The data to be filled out is often provided in a different format and you are required to input it into a new system as fast as possible.

Typing is the form of data entry that usually does not require the use of any other software. It simply requires you to type in long amounts of text into a document quickly and accurately.

Although they are both very similar, they differ in a number of subtle ways:

Typing generally requires speed and accuracy. You usually need to be ale to hear the voice and type out the sentences in real time. Most jobs here involve transcription of some kind, which means that you will be listening to an audio or video of some kind and typing out what was said. This means that mostly the letters are required, with the occasional number and maybe a special character.

Data entry requires the knowledge of other software systems. This is usually trained once you start the job. The training only takes one or two sessions. Once you can handle the software system you will be using to input the data into, you can begin work. The type of data you will be entering varies, but in general you will be using the whole keyboard. Data entry jobs usually require you to enter numbers, letters and special characters consistently.

Which you would prefer, is completely up to you.

For both jobs you will usually get tested first. This is done online through a company that evaluates your speed and accuracy. Different companies use different speed tests depending on what type of data entry they require. For example here are two completely different tests for speed and accuracy – one typical for a typing job and the other for data entry as discussed above:

http://data-entry-test.net/ – designed to test your typing speed and accuracy in line to what you would be doing if you chose the typing or transcription telecommuting job.

http://dataentrytest.co/ – this one is designed to test how fast and accurate you fill out a standard form used typically in data entry telecommuting job.

A big note here is that both of these jobs require a resume. Much like any other job, any legitimate company will require you to submit a resume for their internal records. They will be looking for similar experience and screen you based on that. In the end, no company wants to hire someone who takes the whole day to enter 2 pages of text and makes 20 mistakes.

In closing, ask yourself why are you searching for data entry telecommuting job. If it is because its easy and requires no skill, you are in for a rude awakening. For these positions, most companies require speed, accuracy and attention to detail. Employers usually set quotas you must meet and most positions require the knowledge of some specialized software.

There a much easier and more “fun” jobs out there that you may want to consider like a Bingo chat host or similar. Take a look at some of the other telecommuting jobs on our free work at home job search engine.

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