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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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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!

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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

Working (and Eating) at Home

Working at home is great, and it has lots of perks. But some of those perks can easily become hazardous. Being able to eat lunch at home is a cost-saving perk. You don’t have to bring your lunch to work, and you don’t have to spend money on expensive lunches out. But being in close proximity to your kitchen pantry and the refrigerator can present a real struggle for the work at homer, too. >>Continue reading Working (and Eating) at Home

Creating a Home Office On a Shoestring Budget

If you’ve ever priced office furniture, you know just how expensive some of those uber-cool desks, bookshelves, file cabinets, and chairs can be. If you’re thinking about telecommuting, defining your work-at-home space is essential. Creating a home office space, or upgrading your current work space, can cost a pretty penny. But guess what, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your space functional and aesthetically pleasing.

In most cases, you’ll be spending quite a bit of money on hardware, software, and other work necessities. So remember, your home office workspace is all about your own productivity and comfort. Unless you’re an event planner or a photographer with a home office, your space probably won’t need to serve as a showcase business front and you’re probably not going to be sharing your space with too many people. Your home office is one place that can really be all about YOU and YOUR tastes.

My own home work space has gone through several evolutions over the past 14 years and I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. So today I thought I’d share some of what I’ve learned. Here are some creative ideas for making your home office space your own on a shoestring budget! >>Continue reading Creating a Home Office On a Shoestring Budget

An All Online Conference for Virtual Assistants

Learning Virtually – An All Online Conference for Virtual Assistants, Now in Its Sixth Year
RENO, Nev., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On October 20-21, 2011, the International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) will host its sixth Online IVAA Summit entitled, “VA Adventures — Learning, Exploring, Growing.” This year’s Summit is specifically designed to help new and seasoned virtual assistants and other entrepreneurs grow and streamline their business. The Summit sets… >>Continue reading An All Online Conference for Virtual Assistants

Google Voice Is Handy Handy Handy

I’ve had a second land-line since 1997 and a cell phone since 1998, but I’m absolutely in love with Google Voice. If you work at home, or want to, as a telecommuter or a small business owner, you might find Google Voice to be a helpful tool, too. >>Continue reading Google Voice Is Handy Handy Handy

Getting Organized With Pendaflex

A while back a Pendaflex rep emailed me to see if I’d be interested in test driving some office organizing products. I already make use of Pendaflex hanging file folders to keep my file cabinet colorfully sane and keeping my home office organized is always a goal. So I decided to take them up on the challenge to see what they’d send and how I might be able to incorporate it into my every day organization tactics.

I was pretty surprised when the package arrived. There were far more handy items than I had expected. >>Continue reading Getting Organized With Pendaflex

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Free Webinar – Managing People You Can’t See

Do many of the people you work with work outside of the office? How has that affected your ability to manage and/or collaborate effectively?

Register for Citrix Online’s free webinar to hear James Ware, founder of The Future of Work…Unlimited, provide insights on how the nature of work has changed to include mobile and remote employees – and the challenges this new reality creates for managers. He’ll then offer… >>Continue reading Free Webinar - Managing People You Can't See

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Telework Week Pledges Filled Their Tanks with $2.7 Million in Commuting Savings; Demonstrated a Nationwide Impact

Telework Week Recap Finds Productivity Gains, Increased Management Support, and Savings at the Pump

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 29, 2011 – Telework ExchangeSM, a public-private partnership focused on demonstrating the tangible value of telework, today announced the results of National Telework Week, an effort that encouraged employees to telework during the week of February 14-18, 2011. Underwritten by Cisco, the post-Telework Week report, “Filling the Tank with Telework: The 2011… >>Continue reading Telework Week Pledges Filled Their Tanks with $2.7 Million in Commuting Savings; Demonstrated a Nationwide Impact

Join Us During Telework Week

Join us for Telework Week, a nationwide effort to encourage agencies, organizations, and individuals to pledge to telework on February 14-18, 2011. Sign up now and telework during the week of February 14-18, 2011.

Pledge to Telework!… >>Continue reading Join Us During Telework Week