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Could You Work Remote? A Checklist to See if Remote Working is Right for You

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By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Staff

It’s a dream for many to have a great salary, with little travel time to the office. If you’re a remote worker you know the great pleasure of working from the comfort of your abode, and saving on gas money. Is your company a remote hirer, or are they looking to move you to partial remote status? This could be a great opportunity to really show off your time management skills, or you could flounder.

You need to make sure remote work fits you, and your lifestyle. Ask yourself the questions below to see if you have what it takes to go remote.

  1. Do you get distracted easily?
  2. Are you a self-starter?
  3. Is your home environment overly stimulating and distracting?
  4. Do you have reliable internet and phone access?
  5. Is your position very hands-on?

YES, welcome to the world of remote working: If you answered no to 1,3, and 5 and yes to the others this mode of working may be a great fit for you.

NO, stick to the office: If you answered yes to the odd numbers, and no to the even numbers then it may not be a good fit.

How’d you do?

Distractions happen. In the office it could be a chatty co-worker, or someone playing music in their cubicle; the difference is you know how to tune them out. Reliable internet is a necessity anyway you look at it. Most companies use a VPN for their employees to log in after hours or remotely, if your company doesn’t offer this it’ll make it near impossible to work remote as well.

If remote working is something you’re considering, or need to switch to, have a chat with your boss about it. Make sure you have a pitch prepared with valid reasons as to why you should work from a distance.

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