Gap is hiring customer service reps to work from home

If working for one of your favorite clothing brands sounds like a dream come true, then keep reading. Because Gap Inc. is allowing people to do just that, from the comfort of their couch.

Gap is hiring Customer Service Consultants to work remotely and, according to the job posting, you’ll receive discounts as a perk. Score!

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What Are They Looking For?

For this role, you’ll need to be great at resolving conflicts and have an excellent phone manner. Excellent time management skills with an ability to stay organized are also a plus.

If you’re bilingual, that’s also a major plus, so be sure to mention that when applying for the job. You’ll need to have a GED or equivalent to be eligible for the position, along with a minimum of six months’ prior customer service experience.


What Are The Perks?

Meet this criteria? You’re in luck. Because there are quite a few perks that come along with this gig.

The obvious one, of course, is that you’ll be able to work from the comfort of your home. The company’s looking to hire part-time and full-time positions, so you can choose the role that works best for your schedule.

The second great thing about this job is that you’ll receive a 50 percent bonus discount from Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy once you’re an employee. And the savings don’t stop there! You’ll be eligible for 25 percent off at Athleta as well.

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The tricky part will be making sure your entire paycheck doesn’t go to buying clothes because, with discounts like these, it will definitely be tempting!

Of course, these affordable brands are always giving you ways to save. For example, there’s a summer sale going on at Old Navy right now. You can get up to 50 percent off on the entire store.

But no one could blame you for wanting 50 percent savings year-round. If you’ve got the customer service experience and education level that are required, go ahead and apply because this role certainly has a lot to offer for lovers of Gap Inc. brands!

Other Companies Hiring Work-From-Home Jobs

If you’re not interested in working for Gap Inc., we recommend you consider checking out the remote positions available at Philips.

According to our recent research, the remote jobs for Philips cover a wide range of areas including engineering, technical training, consulting and more. Meaning no matter what you do, there could be a fit at Philips for you.

One of the best perks of working for Philips: 11 national holidays, three weeks of vacation as well as child and elderly care services. How great is that?!

You can check out more about the job here.

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Convince Your Boss To Let You Work From Home

Many progressive companies allow or even encourage employees to work from home for one or several days a week. Studies show that working from home is often more productive than working in an office, and one study found that employers save nearly $2000 a year if an employee works remotely instead of in the office.

Here are some tips to make it happen:

1. Build A Case

If you think your current manager may be open to you working remotely one or more days a week, be sure to build a case before you present the idea to him or her. You’ll want to be armed with studies that support the benefits of working-from-home and, most importantly, be able to speak to how this arrangement would ultimately benefit the company.

2. Find Tools To Help You

Being successful when working remotely is dependent on being able to stay connected to your team—whether they’re in an office or at home as well. Make sure you read up on all the latest tools, from Slack to Google Hangouts, to find a platform that’ll help you stay in touch.

3. Make Sure You Have Space To Work

A designated home office or work space will be essential. Make sure you have this squared away before you approach your employer. Your manager may inquire about this, and you don’t want to waffle on your answer. Likewise, if you have young kids at home, ensure their childcare is covered—as any parent who’s tried to “parent” and “work” at the same time knows how challenging and unproductive this can be!

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