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9 Essential Skills You Need to Be a Successful Remote Employee

While a lucky few have never known the drudgery of office life, many of us spent years at a 9 – 5, packed in with hordes of people on the subway in rush hour or sitting in traffic for hours every day. Transitioning into a work-from-home role, then, can feel like a dream true. You get to ditch the commute …

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How to Tell Your Boss You Want to Work From Home (and Have Them Say Yes)

Back in the day, most jobs required you to be physically present at the workplace to do your job. But thanks to the interwebs, there’s been a significant shift in workplace dynamics. Instead of spending most of your day (and life) in an office, you can access a growing number of remote work opportunities …

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9 Pro Tips for Nailing Your Remote Job Interview

DING! The email you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. The employer wants to schedule a virtual interview for the remote job you applied for. You celebrate for a bit before coming back to senses. The thought of the interview process is daunting …

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Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Ergonomic Home Office

With thousands of options out there, finding the best home office desks, chairs, and other equipment is no easy feat. Having worked remotely for the past five years, I’ve slowly but surely put together a home workspace that helps me be productive, happy, and healthy. To help you do the same, I’ve compiled …

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7 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy as a Remote Worker

If you work remotely, chances are you spend a lot of time behind a computer screen. And while this setup can be ideal for achieving work-life balance, it’s not always the best for your physical health. Fortunately, working from home means you have the power to …

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What Career Is Right for Me? These 9 Questions Will Reveal Your Answer

When I was in 10th grade, I took a career aptitude test. After hundreds of multiple choice questions, I pressed submit to see my results. According to the test, my perfect job was … drumroll, please …. cryptologist. Naturally, my first question was, what’s a cryptologist? Well, apparently…

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7 Ways to Protect Yourself From a Work at Home Job Scam

Work from home scams have been around for a long time. Take the “envelope-stuffing” scheme, which first appeared during the Great Depression. People paid a fee so they could stuff envelopes with flyers that advertised this awesome envelope-stuffing job…

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7 Red Flags a Work From Home Job Could Be a Scam

Although there are lots of legitimate opportunities to make money from home, work from home scams unfortunately still pop up all over the internet. And you need to know how to spot these scams, or you could end up compromising your personal information or losing money you never get back…

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How Remote Work Could Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

It’s 2019, and women still make 80 cents for every $1 a man makes. The gender pay gap is real, and its origins are multifaceted. For one, the pay gap reflects the general sexism against women in our society. Their work and contributions simply aren’t valued as highly as those of men…

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7 Cover Letter Mistakes That Could Sink Your Application

When you’re applying for a job, your cover letter is often the first impression you leave on a hiring manager. And since you only get one chance to make a good first impression, it’s crucial to make sure your cover letter is as strong as it can be. So along with figuring out what makes an effective cover letter…