You can ask any hiring manager, and they’ll absolutely let you know that hiring an office worker is a much different procedure than hiring an at-home worker. Although both types of job seeker should possess the previous work experiences necessary to do the responsibilities of the job, telecommuting workers need to have the personality and skill set needed to work at home. Here are some of the characteristics you’ll need to be able to work remotely.
Strong communication skills
Let us say that you are working on a big job, but you suddenly hit a snafu that halts your work. He’ll have no idea that there is an issue until the deadline rolls around in the event you don’t directly communicate with your boss about what is going on – and the work is not finished. Working from home means having the ability to clearly communicate with your boss and co-workers via e-mail, telephone, and even through video conferencing about any and all issues.
The ability to work independently
In several of your earlier office jobs, you had managers who often swung by your cubicle to chat – and to also find the update on your assignments out. One of the many benefits of working from home is the fact that you will not have to directly deal with a micromanaging boss breathing down your neck, but it also means that you will need to micromanage yourself. So while your comfy couch (or your cozy bed!) Might be calling your name, you will need to be stringent about starting your day on time and getting your work done.
Your tech skills
Your Internet goes out. Your computer wrecked, wiping out. You can’t solve out how to connect to the company’s server. A number of technical mishaps can (and will) happen when you work at home. You are the IT man when you work from home, different from working in an office when you can call the techie expert of your company to assist you solve your problems. When a job interview, you may be asked by a hiring manager how you would manage some of the above problems to make sure that working from home won’t be a problem for you.
Be super organized
Without the occasional office visit from your boss or fellow co-worker, it could be easy to let your home office become overrun with coffee cups, candy wrappers, as well as your kids’ toys. If you are constantly trying to find specific papers, but having a ton of clutter in your office space can seriously impact your productivity. So as a way to work from home, you will need to be hyper-organized. After all, it will assist you to keep focused, on top of your tasks, and – most importantly – allow you to have more spare time to spend with your family.
Having a flexible schedule is something that everyone may gain from, especially working parents. If a number of the above traits don’t come naturally to you, you can consistently work on them in order to get a job that is flexible and enjoy the freedom that comes with the work-life balance. And if you are stumped regarding where to begin your work-from-home job search, check out FlexJobs’ 100 Top Companies with remote Jobs in 2015! It is a best way to jump-start your job search, with big companies that are hiring flexible workers!
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Article publié pour la première fois le 20/08/2015