As you are conducting your job search do consider a telecommute position in your field. Depending on your needs telecommuting jobs can be full time, part time and seasonal
Telecommuting first arose out of a need for business to cut down on costs, and allow their employees to continue working from a remote location most often their homes. The same basic professional prose was required , and employees often enjoy additional benefits.
Telecommuting often may require you to go into a physical office for a few days, and then work from home the other days. In some cases you can telecommute full time, allowing to perform all of your duties from your home office and using technology that you may already have such as a compuer, high speed internet, landline, fax machine and printer.
Telecommuting can be a good choice that may benefit your health. As a telecommuter you will have lower levels of stress related to commuting, office politic.
From a financial point of view telecommuting can be beneficial as well. By working out of your home office, you will be able to receive some tax benefits, save money on the commute, lunch and possibly your wardrobe.
If you are employed, can your current position be done remotely? Most employers fear remote or telecommuters because they feel they need d to see the employee physically working. What you may want to do is find resources that will allow yo u to carry out your duties from your home office, effectively. Then gather as much information you are able to find on other companies are handling this situation, and define what tasks you will complete from home. Then, present your information from a how this benefits you 9the company) stance and make your case.
If you really want to work exclusively from a home office, and your current employer feels it is not possible. You may want to review your resume and look for positions that are available. Once you have landed such a position you may choose to leave your current employer or work in both places.
A few pointers for working with telecommuting companies are not to wait for a n answer back after you have applied for a position. Keep applying at various places until you land a job. The reason for that is that there is usually a lot of people applying for the same positions and most of these companies need some time to weed through all of the applicants. When performing a search for telecommuting positions you may use these specific search terms to yield better results. Telecommuting is a type of job that for many years always seemed to call out the scammers. Telecommuter positions with mostly reputable companies are available for FREE. Just remember to use due diligence.
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