Is Working From Home Right For You?
Telecommuting is here to stay: A recent Gallup poll found that 37% of workers have telecommuted, up from 9% in 1995. For many women, the opportunity to split their time between home and office is ideal.
But just because it sounds good doesn’t mean everyone is cut out for it, which is part of the reason not everyone telecommutes.
There are clear signs to consider before envisioning a work-at-home arrangement.
Be prepared to answer questions that your boss is bound to ask, starting with: Do you need to be on-site to do your job? How does your boss feel about it? And how will you measure and ensure success?
“If your boss is still hesitant about the idea after you’ve made your case, ask for a trial period to prove you can be successful working outside of the office,” says career expert Lisa Quast.
Also, if you’re interested in working from home, take our short assessment here which will give you an idea if it’d right for you.