Designing a Beautiful and Functional Home Office

Ms. Career Girl

The post Designing a Beautiful and Functional Home Office appeared first on Ms. No, today is the age of working from home and telecommuting. And even if you aren’t blessed with a career that allows you to work from home full-time, chances are you still have a home office to get your after-hours work done. Whatever the case may be, having a home office you want to go to work in is key to having a successful career.

Creating the Perfect Home Office

Ms. Career Girl

My decision to switch to working at home from the corporate life brought on many challenges as much as it brought on advantages. Even as simple as the right chair and table is important in making work easy and organized, so creating the ideal perfect home office is a big priority. Working from home is often designated as telecommuting, and it has many advantages for one’s working life. Creating new office space. . Do you have tips on working from home?

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Avoiding Distractions in Your Home Office

Telecommuting Journal

Working from home is great. However, there are a few downsides to working at home. The home is your comfort zone, and it’s pretty easy to get distracted in front of the TV or simply by tinkering around the house. You wouldn’t dare sleep in until noon if you were working in a traditional office, would you? Well the same should go for you when you work from home. Probably the biggest downside to working from home is the lack of socialization.

How to Make Your Closet Into A Home Office Retreat

Telecommuting Journal

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. When you’re working from home – especially in the early stages – the need for a functional workspace generally comes before the money to design a library fit for royalty. Home Office

Thinking of Telecommuting? 3 Points to Consider

Ms. Career Girl

The post Thinking of Telecommuting? Working from home, or telecommuting, is increasingly common – in a 2015 survey 37% of employees telecommuted, and 80% wanted to. Because of its many positives, telecommuting is sure to grow. When I worked in an office, I used time at home strategically for a critical bit of work, or when I needed to be home for something. As a consultant, I work from home almost all the time, and I love it.

Telecommuting Will Increase by 21% by 2016

Workology

I find it ironic that today I’m writing about the modern office and telework as I sit on the floor of my kitchen working this morning. It’s not that I don’t like working from a traditional office or desk. It’s that at the moment at my home I have not a piece of furniture in my home as my family prepares to move. You see, telecommuting it’s the secret sauce of my productivity. Why I Telecommute and Work From Home.

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

Cube Rules

One of the most popular options is telecommuting. Telecommuters are individuals who work from home and contribute in every capacity from conference calls to presentations and more. Although the idea of being a telecommuter sounds fabulous to many job seekers, it is not always a good fit. Who wouldn’t want to wake up and stroll into their home office still dressed in pajamas? Working from home requires organization and structure.

Get a Tax Break On Your Home Office

Water Cooler Wisdom

For small business owners, sole proprietors, and telecommuters, the question of how to deduct your home office on your annual tax filing is a valid one. Taking steps to deduct your home office from your taxes can be a major money saver. These are the “in a nutshell” rules from the IRS: Your home office is considered the primary place in which you conduct trade or business.

Coworking Telecommuters

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Coworking Telecommuters May 26, 2008 · 11 comments It sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it. Telecommuters, by definition, don’t really have coworkers in the traditional sense of the word. The idea of having to report to a telework center instead of the office doesn’t exactly thrill me. I work at home because I like to work at home and don’t want to HAVE to go anywhere.

Wanted: Telecommuting Urban Planner

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Wanted: Telecommuting Urban Planner August 15, 2009 · 0 comments Think urban planning is strictly done in an office? I ran across this ad on Craigslist and it says “Telecommuting Okay!&#. Work from home. Location: Newtown, CT * Compensation: Hourly/contracting * Telecommuting is ok. 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

Save Money by Hiring Telecommuters

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Save Money by Hiring Telecommuters June 19, 2009 · 8 comments Employees save expenses by working at home, but so do employers. Want to know how much you can save by hiring a telecommuter as opposed to hiring a traditional employee? After calculating the value of hiring telecommuters, you can post jobs on Tjobs.com or View Job-Seeker Resumes at Tjobs.com to help you fill the position.

Save Money by Hiring Telecommuters

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Save Money by Hiring Telecommuters June 19, 2009 · 8 comments Employees save expenses by working at home, but so do employers. Want to know how much you can save by hiring a telecommuter as opposed to hiring a traditional employee? After calculating the value of hiring telecommuters, you can post jobs on Tjobs.com or View Job-Seeker Resumes at Tjobs.com to help you fill the position.

Why Do You Telecommute?

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Why Do You Telecommute? January 23, 2009 · 13 comments I starting looking for a way to work from home when I was pregnant with my first child. So my primary reason for looking to telecommute was to be able to be a stay-at-home mom but still contribute to the work force and our bank account. Michele February 3, 2009 at 7:22 pm I work from home so that I can be available for my kids.

Telecommuting Resume Advice

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Telecommuting Resume Advice July 15, 2008 · 0 comments Sometimes I get asked about whether or not I keep up a resume and whether or not anyone looking for a telecommuting job should. Should you create a resume or keep one up-to-date if you ARE looking for a telecommuting position? So now, without further ado… What Are the Differences Between Telecommute Resumes and Standard Resumes?

Transforming In-Office Jobs to Telecommuting & WHY?

Workology

Telecommuting is an extremely popular way of working for my generation (and other generations!) and is basically a goldmine for those that don’t want certain restraints on them that a physical office environment would entail. There are candidates out there who excel in office-only work environments, but if you look at the trend in the workplace, being able to work from home is a tasty perk. How to make an office job into a telecommuting one?

3 Telecommuters Talking About Working At Home

Telecommuting Journal

It’s been a really long time since I went looking for telecommuting videos and listed the Best Telecommuting Videos on YouTube. I’ve been surfing around YouTube again, looking for interviews with happy telecommuters and found these three. Enjoy!

Interesting Telecommuting Job Postings via Craigslist

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Interesting Telecommuting Job Postings via Craigslist September 26, 2009 · 0 comments Short and sweet – here are 3 interesting telecommuting jobs I just saw on Craigslist. Therapeutics Editor (Telecommuting) “The Therapeutics Editor will work closely with the Global Healthcare Strategist to provide relevant and timely marketplace intelligence for the global investment community.

What Are The Differences Between Telecommute Resumes and Standard Resumes?

Jennifer Anthony

Jobseekers often ask me what the difference is between a standard resume and a telecommute resume. Telecommute resumes have to stand out. Recruiters and hiring managers are flooded with resumes, particularly when they post a position with a telecommute option. Telecommute resumes are highly scrutinized. Employers offering telecommute roles have the “cream of the crop” to choose from without any restriction on distance. By Jennifer Anthony.

The Magic of Working from Home

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Magic of Working from Home appeared first on Ms. You've heard about working from home. If you could work from home and still achieve your goals? The Reality of Working From Home. When you aren’t confined to an office schedule, you can tweak your situation to suit your needs. Remote jobs can be just like your standard, established office jobs, except they are fluid, dynamic – flexible. Work From Home or Remote Work Spells Freedom.

Telecommuting Search Associate Wanted

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Telecommuting Search Associate Wanted December 3, 2009 · 0 comments I found this on Craigslist and it looks pretty interesting, especially if you’re a really outgoing people-person who wants to work from home but not be cocooned in silence with little day to day interaction. The Good Search is seeking telecommuting search associates to build out our team.

What Are The Differences Between Telecommute Resumes and Standard Resumes?

Jennifer Anthony

Jobseekers often ask me what the difference is between a standard resume and a telecommute resume. Telecommute resumes have to stand out. Recruiters and hiring managers are flooded with resumes, particularly when they post a position with a telecommute option. Telecommute resumes are highly scrutinized. Employers offering telecommute roles have the “cream of the crop” to choose from without any restriction on distance. By Jennifer Anthony.

Video Related Telecommuting Jobs at Vidli

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Video Related Telecommuting Jobs at Vidli October 21, 2009 · 1 comment It looks like Vidli’s hiring and several of their job postings say that telecommuting is OK! 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel? Travel Is Good : TreeHugger [link] via @ TreeHugger 5 days ago Ten things (OK, 9) I love about telecommuting - [link] # cnn 5 days ago More updates.

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Telecommuting Among Businesses Has More Than Doubled In A Decade

Telecommuting Journal

In the US the survey results are more profound where telecommuting is available in 83 percent of businesses and is forecast to increase by another 10 percent by 2010. Telecommuting is defined as an arrangement by which an employer allows its employees to work from home at least 4-5 days a month. Satellite offices are excluded from the definition. The Established markets already had many policies in place to support telecommuting. Consider Telecommuting!

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DC Urged to Telecommute on the 20th

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal DC Urged to Telecommute on the 20th January 7, 2009 · 1 comment The Telework Exchange released a press release yesterday urging all D.C. area organizations to allow employees to telecommute on the 20th! Wouldn’t it be interesting to have a nation-wide call to see just how many people could actually telecommute on the 20th, track traffic and calculate the amount of fuel saved that day?

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Think Your Job is Telecommuting Friendly?

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Think Your Job is Telecommuting Friendly? June 26, 2008 · 10 comments Neither did the astronauts at NASA, but a new development over at Cape Canaveral is under way… While it’s not the funniest thing I’ve ever read, it is a fun mockery of the recent popularity and wide-spread news coverage of Telecommuting as a way to save gas as the price per gallon continues to rise.

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Telecommuters Get Lower Insurance Rates?

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Telecommuters Get Lower Insurance Rates? CONSUMER ALERT: RISING GAS PRICES MAY MEAN LOWER AUTO INSURANCE RATES [PDF] So I’ll be calling Gina in the morning to be sure we’re getting the best rate and I urge you to call your own insurance agent if you’re a telecommuter, too. 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

5 Ways to Find Your Next Telecommuting Job

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal 5 Ways to Find Your Next Telecommuting Job March 1, 2009 · 0 comments by Jill Hart The trend of telecommuting is on the rise as employers begin to see the savings involved in both gas and office space. Below are five methods you can use to find a telecommuting position. Posting your resume on websites such as Yahoo’s Hotjobs.com is a third way to locate at work-at-home job.

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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. 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel?

Teachers Looking For Summer Work? Consider Telecommuting!

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Teachers Looking For Summer Work? Consider Telecommuting! A lot of the teachers I know look for part-time gigs in the summer and while a decade ago looking for summer work often resulted in retail sales and restaurant positions, today there are part-time telecommuting opportunities that teachers could take advantage of for making that extra bit of income in the summer months.

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What You Should Know About Working Remotely

Career Realism

Working remotely, telecommuting, working from home--whatever you call it, it might feel like it's becoming more common. employers are forecasting that they will allow their employees to work from home more, only 9% have indicated that they will offer less remote working. In fact, 49% of organizations said they allow remote working to reduce office costs. The study also found that 40% believe working three days in-office and two days remote is the optimal combination.

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Creating a Home Office On a Shoestring Budget

Telecommuting Journal

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. So remember, your home office workspace is all about your own productivity and comfort. Define your office space.

Crazy Guy On A Bike Worked His Way Across America

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Crazy Guy On A Bike Worked His Way Across America April 27, 2010 · 4 comments The key word to note here in the title is “WORKED.&# I am about to finish a bicycle ride from St Augustine, FL to San Diego, CA while telecommuting the entire way. I’ve worked from home for about 5 yrs and said I could work from anywhere so I set out to prove it.

Recent Tweets for 2010-06-27

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Are You Brandwashed?

Telecommuting Journal

bookmark or share this post More » Copyright © 2011 Telecommuting Journal. Daily Life Home OfficeAs a general rule, I hate dealing with sales people in stores… particularly when it comes to buying hardware and electronics. I much prefer ‘smart’ researching on line and chatting with friends about whatever product (or service for that matter) I find myself in need of.

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Goals – Your Roadmap to the Future

Telecommuting Journal

bookmark or share this post More » Copyright © 2011 Telecommuting Journal. Daily Life Home Officeby Jill Black. “If you can imagine it, You can achieve it, If you can dream it, You can become it.” ” -William Arthur Ward. Setting goals gives a target to aim for and provides focus for where you going and how you intend to get there.

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Day To Day Operations: Tips Towards Organizing Your Home Business

Telecommuting Journal

bookmark or share this post More » Copyright © 2011 Telecommuting Journal. Daily Life Home Officeby Jess Wagner. Running a business isn’t easy, but that’s one of the reasons why people do it. If being successful were simple, then everyone would do it. Running your own business comes with its own set of challenges. When you’re a one-person company, you can’t rely on anyone else to get the work done.

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Getting Organized With Pendaflex

Telecommuting Journal

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. Honestly, it was a bit like Christmas morning for this geeky home-office mom. Unsnap at the bottom and re-snap at the top to be out of the office with your files in a flash.

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Google Voice Is Handy Handy Handy

Telecommuting Journal

If you work at home (or want to) as a telecommuter or a small business owner, you might find Google Voice to be a really helpful tool, too. I use a land line, I use a cell phone, and I have a home phone number, too. And when I’m not “at work” and my cell is charging, I’m never very far away from my home phone. There’s voice mail on my land line, voice mail on my home phone, and voice mail on my cell phone. Home Office phone

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5 Truisms of Staying Organized Throughout The Year

Telecommuting Journal

The more organized you can be, the easier working at home is. If you’ve decided to telecommute and are a tad bit worried because you’re not very organized, you’re certainly not alone. When you work at home, it’s a matter of this simple fact: stronger organization leads to increased productivity which ultimately leads to increased earnings or, even better, more time to spend on the life side of the work/life balance. Daily Life Home Office organizatio

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“Virtual Phone Home”

Workology

Phoning Home. One of the greatest movie moments of all times is when young Elliot begins to understand that ET wants to phone home in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic, ET the Extra Terrestrial. I love my job and working remotely from home is a dream but there is always something missing. I have written quite a bit about how to make virtual employment and virtual teams work while you are away from the home office or headquarters of your organization.

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Achieving Work Life Balance with Mobile Technology

Workology

Most days I work from home. I’m either in my home office or cuddled up on my bed typing, designing, and talking away. Working from home is a balance. But beside my own personal struggle for work and life balance, one of the benefits as well as curses from virtual work is the ability to office anywhere. These offer the opportunity for an employee to have give and take surrounding their work schedule but still report to the office for work.

The Office is Dying [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

The office is dying. Takeaways: The telecommuter is becoming more popular. France has one of the highest percentage of workers who commute to an office. 78% of workers said they would get rid of free meals to be able to work at home. The Office is Dying [INFOGRAPHIC]. Career Management Infographics Life Skills commute commuting Home office telecommuting work working How is technology shaping the workplace of the future?

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Recent Tweets for 2010-10-17

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Recent Tweets for 2010-10-17 October 17, 2010 · 0 comments Commute 20 minutes per day? So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel? 5 days ago So What If Telecommuting Did Encourage Travel? Travel Is Good : TreeHugger [link] via @ TreeHugger 5 days ago Ten things (OK, 9) I love about telecommuting - [link] # cnn 5 days ago More updates.

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