How to Avoid Being Invisible While Working From Home

Ms. Career Girl

The past year has changed the way many of us work. Many more Americans than ever are working from home. Although remote work can be rewarding, it can also be challenging, especially when you’re part of a team. The visibility problem when you work remotely.

Six Tips For Working From Home

Ms. Career Girl

In today’s mobile world, nearly 50% of Americans say they spend at least some time working from home or working remotely. While working from the comfort of your own haven may sound cush, it’s imperative to create a routine and environment that promote productivity and draw clear lines between where work and play take place. Here are her 6 practical tips to stay successful – and sane – while working from home.


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The Benefits of Working from Home

Ms. Career Girl

While some people believe that working 40 hours a week in an office space is the best way to be productive and get the business to perform its best, others believe that this is an old-fashioned and outdated form of working. The world of work is adapting, and rapid changes are occurring. In these times, perhaps the most desirable scenario is to work from home and call your own shots, but it doesn’t have to be a once-in-a-while luxury.

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for People Who Work From Home


Chances are, many of your friends and family members are now working from home. With the transition to remote work comes a new set of wants and needs parrot, and we’re not talking about a magic pill that can help people juggle their time better.

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How to Come Across More Professional when Working From Home

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Come Across More Professional when Working From Home appeared first on Ms. Do you know what’s tempting when you work from home? Acting like you’re not working at all, that’s what. No matter where you work, you still owe it to your clients and/or bosses to be professional. When you start to work from home , you develop the desire to be more professional and to put things in order.

Tech for Telecommuters: Work from Home without Looking Like It

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Tech for Telecommuters: Work from Home without Looking Like It September 14, 2010 · 0 comments Tech for Telecommuters: Work from Home without Looking Like It by Steve Adams The mobile workforce is expected to grow to 1.2 For those of us who work from home or know someone who does, it’s easy to see why.

Video + Working From Home Sounds Great - Until Your Spouse Crawls Through the Background.

The HR Capitalist

Working from home. When you're working remote, you can take phone calls and be pretty absent, especially on conference calls when your full attention isn't required. Check out the video below of a guy working from home being interviewed by the BBC, then the kids break in, then the wife comes screaming around the corner and starts jerking kid's arms. I'm on a video call from my home office one Friday with 4 other team members at Kinetix.

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my partner freaks out over any background noise when working from home

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My partner works in tech. He recently became a consultant after working for companies of various sizes, and he’s used to busy open offices, etc. Everything is the thing that makes him look unprofessional and/or keeps him from his work.

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working from home is driving me nuts – can I take a break?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m a full-time copywriter, and I am fortunate enough to be able to work from home during these times. My company has been clear and generous with us about our work and our job security. You’re doing your assigned work and meeting your deadlines.

2020 47

interviews when you have food allergies, snow days when not everyone can work from home, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, interviews when you have food allergies, snow days when not everyone can work from home, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Snow days when only some people can work from home.

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updates: family noise when working from home, the boring job, and more

Ask a Manager

Here are four updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. Family noise when working from home due to quarantine (#4 at the link). We used most of that week and pulled a few hundred from savings to prepare an office in the back room.

2020 37

8 Tips for Success as a Virtual Employee


Working Virtually… Last summer, I had the privilege of being offered the position of Vice President of Product Marketing & Strategy with Technomedia , a global talent management software – a full HR suite of solutions which includes talent acquisition, performance review/management, compensation, learning & development, as well as leadership dev and succession planning. But I had worked in an office setting, not alone – from my home.

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Telecommuting – does your personality fit the work at home profile?

Cube Rules

What follows is a guest post from Ripley Daniels. Telecommuters are individuals who work from home and contribute in every capacity from conference calls to presentations and more. Who wouldn’t want to wake up and stroll into their home office still dressed in pajamas? The freedom of working from home sounds like the dream opportunity – until you find out that you’re not suited for this type of work experience.

coworker never tells us when she’s working from home, employee refuses to track mileage, and more

Ask A Manager

For the last three weeks, debt collectors have been calling my work phone three times per day looking for my boss’s boss. Coworker never tells us when she’s working from home. I have a coworker who seems to take advantage of the ability to occasionally work from home. For the month of May, I don’t think she has worked a full week in the office. Will this statement work to explain a firing?

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working from home without a good reason, being the jilted lover of the job search, and more

Ask A Manager

I want to work from home but I don’t have a good reason. I work for a large company that publicly celebrates its benefits such as flexible hours and working at home. I’ve never worked from home and never felt like my own manager really encouraged it, but would like to start, even if just once a month. I’d like it for a better work/life balance. I’m doing work for two businesses for the price of one.

6 Common Work at Home Challenges

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal 6 Common Work at Home Challenges January 15, 2010 · 0 comments My work schedule often changes with the seasons. While the ability to adapt my work life to what’s going on around me is one of the main benefits of working at home, it can also be one of the most challenging things to actually DO. So, what is it really like to work from home?

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Back from a Successful Cannexus Conference

Career Key

The Career Key s Vice President, Juliet Wehr Jones, with input from Career Key author Dr. Lawrence K. Monday, February 1, 2010 Back from a Successful Cannexus Conference After a fantastic CANNEXUS conference last week in Ottawa, Canada (photo left), I am finally getting back online. But trust me, youd rather spend 3 twelve hour days at a conference with Social personality types from Canada than anywhere else in the world (no offense to my home country).

2010 113

Finance Tips for the Self-Employed

Penelope Trunk

This is probably what you think self-employed looks like: I'm at an amusement park with my kids, in the middle of the week, and I'm on a conference call while I watch my son try to get on a ride. They pick up their friends at the airport in the middle of the day, they show up for poker night because they can stay out late, and they can plan their wedding without having to pretend they are working. And a top HR guy from Microsoft was there.

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5 Most Interesting Notes From the 2010 Israeli Recruitment Conference


What you’d most like to know from the 2010 Kenes Gius (??? ????), the 3rd edition of the biggest recruiting conference in Israel. The Kenes Gius is the annual conference about recruitment in Israel put on by HRD, the company of Israeli super-recruiter Morit Rozen , one of my Top 9 Israeli Job Search Experts on Twitter at @moritrozen. They start getting antsy at work after 18 months on the average. 71% are ready to be recruited away from their current job.

2010 67

Do you dress up for phone interviews?

Corn on the Job

Somehow, the topic of dressing for success, while working from home was brought up in the conversation. My older cousin, Steven, thinks that people should always dress like they are in the office when working from home, and argues that they will perform better because of it. While working from home, I’ve been productive and successful while wearing gym clothes. I usually wear gym clothes all day when working from home.

5 Ways to make telecommuting better | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog 5 Ways to make telecommuting better Posted to: Working from home February 27th, 2010 Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I have this idea that I am going to start working from home. So I tried working from home, but then I started feeling like I am the most alone person in the world. Don’t you have to work today?” “I’m

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I overheard a horrible fight on a web conference, the missing chocolate egg, and more

Ask a Manager

I overheard a horrible fight on a web conference. There were several starts and stops, so he had lots of opportunities to walk away or de-escalate, but he kept coming back even though he knew she was working. My boss laid me off but wants me to keep working. Does $X work?”

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Top 10 Must Attend Sessions at #SHRM13


There are a billion different speakers and conference selections to choose from and you’re lost. Before selecting your session, make sure to download the SHRM Conference app either here for iTunes and Android before you begin. Make sure to sign in either the app or conference site when selecting sessions so you can keep track of your preferred agenda from your desktop, laptop or mobile phone. by Louis Richard Lessig on Monday from 2:00 – 3:15 PM.

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having my baby on video conferences, bumper stickers when you drive clients in your car, and more

Ask a Manager

Is it unprofessional to have my baby on video conferences? I work from home, and my five-month-old son goes to day care twice a week. He’s a super chill, happy baby, so sometimes when we’re done I hold him while I do work. I especially do this if I’m on a conference call because I know that I can listen and be fully engaged in the conversation and hold my son at the same time. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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coworker is being oddly aggressive at a conference, left out of office betting pool, and more

Ask a Manager

My coworker is being weirdly aggressive at the conference we’re attending. Over my professional career, I’ve had the opportunity to attend a few conferences but if I went with multiple colleagues from my office, I’ve always been the most junior. Recently, I went to a conference with a colleague where the tone of his behavior struck me as inappropriate and I wasn’t sure exactly how to address it. The thing is, I only work four days a week.

Breastfeeding and Smoking on Zoom. What Would HR Say?

Evil HR Lady

Is it okay to breastfeed on camera on a video conference? Is it okay to breastfeed while on a video conference? And really, I do video conferences and record YouTube videos all the time , and it’s rare that you see below my shoulders. I’ve breastfeed at work. (I

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How to Be a Successful and Persuasive Communicator While Working Remotely

Ms. Career Girl

As social distancing becomes the new normal throughout the US and the world, professionals across industries are making drastic and immediate changes to their work and presentation styles. Create polished presentations to either show via conference call or email ahead of your meeting.

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How to Work When You’re Depressed

Evil HR Lady

percent of American Adults suffer from some type of mental illness every year. Of those, over 6 million are suffering from depression. If you’re depressed, you still have to go to work and earn money. The operating principle is: Appearances count at work.

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How to Tell if a Remote Only Job is a Scam

Evil HR Lady

After a year of working from home, some people have decided they never want to go back to the office, and, unfortunately, scammers are preying on them. It doesn’t have to be face-to-face to be a real interview, but it should be via video conference.

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US Job Satisfaction at Lowest Level since 1987: Our 8.

Career Key

The Career Key s Vice President, Juliet Wehr Jones, with input from Career Key author Dr. Lawrence K. Job Satisfaction at Lowest Level since 1987: Our 8 Recommendations for Maximizing Your Job Satisfaction According to a Conference Board survey released today, job satisfaction in America is at its lowest level since 1987 when the survey was first done. Satisfaction has dropped to 45% from 61.1% Advice for Changing Careers from the Change Expert.

2010 113

Three Ways to Fight Zoom Fatigue

Ms. Career Girl

According to Psychology Today , Zoom fatigue describes the tiredness, anxiety, or worry resulting from overusing virtual platforms. While video calls seemed like a great solution to remote work, Zoom fatigue is taxing on the mind. Switch one conference call a week to a walking meeting.

2021 168

Focus on What Career Interventions Work at CANNEXUS 2010

Career Key

The Career Key s Vice President, Juliet Wehr Jones, with input from Career Key author Dr. Lawrence K. Thursday, October 15, 2009 Focus on What Career Interventions Work at CANNEXUS 2010 One of our scientifically valid assessments, The Career Decision Profile , will be in the spotlight at Januarys CANNEXUS 2010 , the premier national career development conference in Canada. Measuring the Impact of Career Interventions: How Do You Know It Works? " 26) of the conference.

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nude spouses and no muting: when video calls go wrong

Ask a Manager

With so many people working from home now, lots of us are spending our days on more conference calls and video calls than ever before — and it’s pretty evident that we don’t have the etiquette mastered. I recorded a piece for the BBC about the many conference call and video call mishaps and misjudgments people are encountering — from people who won’t mute to nude spouses.

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Practice makes perfect: I hate it when Mom is right

Career Key

The Career Key s Vice President, Juliet Wehr Jones, with input from Career Key author Dr. Lawrence K. Im preparing for my Career Key Canada presentation and exhibitor table at Cannexus 2009 , Canadas national career development conference, which starts on Monday. And as you can see from the photo of the wonderful Julia Child and her monkfish at left, practicing over a few days gave me the clarity that this was not the right picture of her for my presentation.

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How to Stay Motivated When Working Remotely


The remote work lifestyle, whether you travel or work from home, offers a certain degree of freedom. However, with all the distractions and independence, you have to be accountable for your own work ethic.

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Choosing a Career in Canada?

Career Key

The Career Key s Vice President, Juliet Wehr Jones, with input from Career Key author Dr. Lawrence K. Last week I spent 4 days in Toronto at Cannexus 2009 , the national career development conference for Canada. I gave a presentation in addition to manning the exhibitor table and I have to say this has been one of the best conferences I have been to. There was a lot of interest and I am working on getting back to the many people I met.

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CPG Executive Search


Typically, CPG merchandise is sold by retailers in physical brick and mortar stores and packaging is designed to differentiate a product from its competitors on a pharmacy, grocery, or big box store shelf.

2020 141

The Open Floor Plan – But Not at Work


It struck me the other day that once again, it’s a good thing I work from home. I WAS working, but if I worked in an office environment it wouldn’t fly. Especially as businesses are still enamored with the open floor plan concept, there’re quite few things I’d have to worry about besides my work attire. Yes, the “ open office ” creates the illusion of more personal work space, but what about privacy and distractions?

2012 147

What Is it Like to Be an HR Freelancer?

Evil HR Lady

I can work around my schedule. Because I go to conferences and every vendor is fighting for a chance to talk to the HR writer, I’ve had amazing conversations that most people don’t get to have. It’s incredible and rewarding from the hard work we do together. Because I have freedom, I can always end a contract if I don’t like working with someone. So, that means I love all the people I work with regularly.

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Achieving Unity Within a Remote Workforce

Ms. Career Girl

There’s the daytime flexibility to help employees negotiate work and home life. Keeping those who work from home engaged is essential. And ADP acknowledges that “working remotely could leave an employee disengaged, which in turn could serve as a detriment to the company.”. So, it’s clear that keeping home-based workers involved is fundamental to an organization’s success. For others, it’s a series of quarterly conferences.

2017 182

How Can I Say I Want to Work Less Without Looking Lazy?

Evil HR Lady

WIn job interviews, hiring managers often promise the world and then when you star t working, they pull it back. During the job interview, the hiring manager said: “You should know that during busy periods , you will work more, and when things calm down, I will be generous/understanding with you and you can work from home or receive additional time off. ” To read my answer, click here: How Can I Say I Want to Work Less Without Looking Lazy?

2017 122

Financial Advisor Office: What Should It Look Like?

The Corporate Con/noisseur

It’s crucial that the reception area, waiting room, offices, and conference room have an overlying theme that the target market finds comfortable. An advisory service firm that targets women will probably choose a different color from one that targets men. 0% Post Content.

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Sexual Harassment and Bullying During Telecommuting

Evil HR Lady

With tons of people working from home now–many of whom never worked from home before–you need to be aware of employee relationships. The virtual world may make people feel immune from normal workplace behavior.