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New CareerBuilder Study Reveals Lessons for Job Seekers & Recruiters That May Surprise You

careerbuilder-study-candidatesCHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — What can be a deal breaker for landing a new job or finding the right candidate? What do employers expect from candidates and vice versa? A new study from CareerBuilder answers these questions and more, providing unique insights for both job candidates and the employers who want to hire them.

The survey, which included 5,518… >>Continue reading New CareerBuilder Study Reveals Lessons for Job Seekers & Recruiters That May Surprise You

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The Benefits of Employee Telecommuting Infographic

As many as 30 million Americans work from home at least one day a week; of those, about 3 million never set foot in an office because they work from home full time.

What does this mean for businesses and workers?
If those with jobs compatible for telecommuting and a desire to work from home did so even half the time, the national savings would eclipse $700 billion a year.

Employees in all work-from-home arrangements, whether part time or full time, report less emotional and physical fatigue than on-site workers.

Find out about more benefits in this infographic, created for BOLT by InfographicWorld… >>Continue reading The Benefits of Employee Telecommuting Infographic

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3 Telecommuters Talking About Working At Home

It’s been a really long time since I went looking for telecommuting videos and listed a few of the best ones I could find on YouTube. If you dare to search YouTube for such, you’ll see there’s as much bunk there as elsewhere when it comes to working from home. This time I was surfing specifically for interviews with happy telecommuters and found these three. Enjoy!

In this… >>Continue reading 3 Telecommuters Talking About Working At Home

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World Wide Time Killer Survey From OfficeTime

I like infographics, who doesn’t? There’s a pretty cool one from the folks at OfficeTime illustrating the top 10 time killers and ways to thwart them. I don’t use OfficeTime.net for time tracking – though I think maybe I should give it a spin. I already track time for invoicing and productivity reasons,

As part of the infographic, there’s a flow chart that helps you figure out what kind… >>Continue reading World Wide Time Killer Survey From OfficeTime

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Telework Week & Telework Exchange Changes

It’s nearly time for the 3rd annual Telework Week, the global effort to encourage agencies, organizations, and individuals to pledge to telework anytime during the selected week. This year – Telework Week is from March 4-8, 2013.

Visit www.MobileWorkExchange/TeleworkWeek to pledge to telework during the week or to calculate the potential cost savings and environmental impact for doing so.

Telework Exchange touted more than 71,000 individuals and… >>Continue reading Telework Week & Telework Exchange Changes

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5 Ways To Work Smarter In The New Year

With the New Year comes the promise of new resolutions. Some of you might roll your eyes and shake your heads at the thought, but there are those of us who tack bright paper lists to our work spaces as a festive mantra of new beginnings.

Whether it’s the exercise bike that’s become a clothes rack that left you jaded towards resolutions, or the money saved from eating out… >>Continue reading 5 Ways To Work Smarter In The New Year

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Freelancer.com Has Acquired vWorker

I received an email yesterday me know that Freelancer.com has been acquired by vWorker. I’d never even heard of vWorker, though I have heard of RentACoder. Here’s what the letter from Matt Barrie, Freelancer’s CEO, said:

Freelancer.com is proud to announce that we have just acquired vWorker!

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, vWorker has over 2.5 million enterprise and professional users from around the world, who… >>Continue reading Freelancer.com Has Acquired vWorker

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Tiny Details Update – An Assembler’s Point of View

Back in September of 2006, we wrote this post about Tiny Details and how working for them, from home, might just cause more of an enormous headache than it’s worth for the supplemental income it could afford. Over the years we’ve receieved a lot of comments about that post. We started wondering if we were a tad cynical and harsh and admit that we based our opinion solely on… >>Continue reading Tiny Details Update - An Assembler's Point of View

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How to Use Keywords in Your Resume to Improve Your Online Job Search

by Kimberly Ben

Including keywords in your resume is a job search strategy you can’t afford to ignore. Keywords are words or phrases used to help job seekers find jobs and employers find the right candidate to fill available positions. Put them into a search engine the same way you would normally search for information on the Internet. Certain industry buzzwords will often yield better search results. For instance, you’ll… >>Continue reading How to Use Keywords in Your Resume to Improve Your Online Job Search

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Telework Week Shows the Changing Workforce

While many of us have heard all about the difference telecommuting can make, not only on individual’s personal and work lives, but on the economy and future of America’s workforce, it holds deeper impact when you either live out, or see others live out, its significance.

This May, the Telework Exchange and Cisco Systems held their second annual telework week, which not only talked about telework’s impact – but… >>Continue reading Telework Week Shows the Changing Workforce

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Bon Voyage Tjobs

Tjobs has been around for.ev.er. It was like the original teleommuting job search site, around for as long as I’ve can remember (15, 16 years?). Given the nature of Internet acquisitions, it makes perfectly good sense that FlexJobs, the new telecommuting job search site with more bells and whistles than tjobs every really had, has swallowed them up. Tjobs was a great idea before it’s time. FlexJobs just… >>Continue reading Bon Voyage Tjobs

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How to Make Your Closet Into A Home Office Retreat

A key factor in balancing home and work life for a telecommuter is having a home office. While the ideal might look like a floor to ceiling windowed room with ample light flooding onto an image akin to a home decorating magazine. For others it might look like a rich mahogany desk with matching built-in bookshelves, and a Great Dane regally poised beside the rustic fireplace.

But let’s be… >>Continue reading How to Make Your Closet Into A Home Office Retreat