In researching content for Telework Academy, one of the most fascinating things we have discovered is the sheer variety of fields which offer work from home positions. One of the most unexpected discoveries? The high demand for medical professionals, specifically registered nurses.
Companies seeking nurses to provide phone or chat medical
While there are many different types of telecommuter jobs, all of which require different skills, there are a few basic programs that it's good to be familiar with if you're planning on working from home.
If you're feeling discouraged about your chances of getting hired for a telework job because your
Let's take a little break from all of the telecommuter tips for a fun article that will make you smile. Because there's nothing like laughing... alone in your house that you call your office? ;)
This list from Buzzfeed is hilarious: 38 Things Only People Who Work From Home Will Understand.
We're excited to start building a community on this website, and a big part of that is the launch of our Telework Forums. If you have questions about working from home, post them in the forum and we'll give you our best advice. We'll also be hearing from other community
If you work from home already, you already know what this post is about. How do you step away from "the office" when the office is your house? Good question. The answer is that it's going to take some time for you to figure it out for yourself. Speaking from
For older generations, the idea of working from home sounds a little bit (or a lot) like a lazy choice. Of course, millennials are pretty used to having the word "lazy" thrown at them. The reality is, if there is one personality type that is wrong for teleworking it is the lazy.
One of the reasons that teleworking has exploded in recent years is that communicating over video calls has become second nature to most people. Using Facetime, Google Hangouts, or Skype allows you to be "in person" for interviews and conferences without having to actually be in the room.
While applying for
You'll want to have great tools to help you keep track of your hours worked, as well as tools that help you manage your productivity levels. Here are a few of our favorites.
Toggl - A great application to help you manage and keep track of your hours for employers.
Evernote - A great
The best perk of working from home is... working from home! Creating your home office is not only important for your work, but fun too. You should create a space that's functional for you, and one that you really enjoy being in.
We've put together a list of things to consider
A recurring theme here at Telework Academy is that if you want to succeed at working from home, you're going to have to go above and beyond in certain areas of your work. The most important of these areas is communication. Communication with your employer, colleagues, clients, anyone you need