Telework or telecommuting is a popular work arrangement in which employees don't commute to a central place of work. But what if you find that dream job that could be done from home or a remote location and it isn't defined as a telework position? Here are a few tips to get the conversation started.
For the last several years I have been involved in promoting telework among job seekers and employers. Technology has made a remote/flexible work situation a reality and more firms are considering that option to increase their talent pool.
You can find the “telecommute” search option on Minnesotaworks.net, or you can simply search the term “telework/telecommute” in many job listing sites. But what if you find that dream job that could be done from home or a remote location and it isn’t defined as a telework position? You’re a perfect match, but that 200-mile commute is pretty daunting…what then?
One HR manager for a major healthcare corporation in Minnesota says that firms may have yet to explore the idea of a remote worker. Here are a few tips that might help you navigate that journey
Your skills, aptitude, temperament and tools to work remotely are valuable; let your potential employers know! It never hurts to ask.