4 Ways to Increase Productivity as a Telecommuter

by Shayla Ebsen on December 29, 2011

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Maintaining productivity is more important when working from home than in the office for several reasons. First, managers of telecommuters often more closely assess the work performance of their telecommuters. Next, when working from home, it’s easy to become distracted by housework, family and other distractions you wouldn’t face in the office. Since your productivity [...]

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3 Mistakes to Avoid when Creating a Cover Email

by Shayla Ebsen on December 7, 2011

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Your cover email is the first impression potential employers will receive when viewing your online job application. Unfortunately, many job applicants rush when creating their application materials rather than ensuring they’ve portrayed the message they want employers to receive. If you’ve been sending ineffective application materials, you may as well not be applying for telecommute [...]

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If your employer doesn’t currently offer telecommuting, your main option for being provided flexible scheduling is to propose that the company adopt a telecommuting policy. Since so much rests on the success of your telecommute proposal meeting, it’s essential that you make very few mistakes. The following are five missteps employees commonly make when proposing [...]

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When applying for a telecommute job, your resume cover letter provides an employer’s first impression regarding your qualifications. Since that first impression will determine whether your resume is viewed or the entire application is sent to an email’s trash bin, you must spend ample time perfecting the cover letter. The following are tips for creating [...]

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The main method of recruiting qualified applicants for your company’s telecommute job openings is through job board postings. While job boards are great outlets for connecting with potential employees, your effectiveness at recruiting qualified applicants will depend on the job description you’ve posted. Many employers waste time and resources posting ineffective job opening descriptions on [...]

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4 Ways to Increase Telecommuting Management Success

by Shayla Ebsen on October 28, 2011

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Managing telecommuters is different than managing in-office workers. From learning how to communicate primarily via email and web conferencing to giving up a portion of your management control, you must accept many changes for your company’s telecommuting program to be successful. If you’ve managed telecommuters for some time but have recently experienced setbacks, this is [...]

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