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Is There Legitimate Google Work from Home?


A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California.
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Question: Is There Legitimate Google Work from Home?

I've been asked, "Does legitimate Google work from home exist? I really respect and admire Google and I understand they're one of the best companies to work for, but I also know there are plenty of scams out there that claim you can make loads of money with Google work from home that aren't legit."


While it's true that Google has been the target of many work at home scams over the years, especially recently as it has become more popular and part of every day life, Google actually does hire people to work for them from home. So the answer is a definite "Yes", legitimate Google work from home really does exist, Virginia. But you don't ever want to pay for a so-called Google work at home job. Google doesn't ask you to pay and they don't offer any Google work from home kits. More likely than not, every Google "kit" is a scam that is going to end up getting you in trouble and possibly cost you a lot of money.

So How Do I Search for a Google Work from Home Job?

The only way you will ever find legitimate work from home for Google is to go to Google's job site at http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/. There you'll learn about Google's culture and be able to access jobs that Google has around the world. This link is in English, but there are various language versions of the site available. Just go to Google.com, click on About Google at the bottom of the page and then click Jobs at Google in the Our Company section.

With the English version, from the Jobs at Google page, under the US locations list (bottom left) click the all US locations link. The Browse Locations page opens. Now click the bottom link - Multiple Locations - Includes Telecommuting. Then you'll see a list of links by department. Click each of the links and look for real work from home positions with Google. They might exist in a category you might not expect to be qualified for at first. Check them anyway.

How Do I Apply for Google Work from Home?

Once you see an open work from home position you want to apply for, information will be included on that job posting that will tell you exactly how to apply. In nearly all cases, you'll be asked to start the application process by submitting a text (ASCII) or HTML version of your resume in an email to a specified Google.com email address.

This article is part of the Home Work Guide

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