There are many studies that are pointing to remote careers as the norm not the exception over the next few years. There is a shift in the way companies are looking and planning to provide remote work opportunities for its current staff. I brought back Scott Behson, the author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home, to further discuss how and where Fathers can search for opportunities, avoid a major common mistake, and remote work trends in the next few years.
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Scott is an Associate Professor of Management at Farleigh Dickinson University. He has a doctorate in Organizational Studies, and blogs at Fathers Work and Family. He is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Good Men Project, and Salary.com.
Here is a brief summary of our discussion:
- Research is key in finding remote work opportunities since there are so many fraudulent job postings
- Grow your own flexible job by pitching your current company to pilot a couple of days a week
- Check with other employees in the company who are working from home and see how they started
- Present to your employer why you working from home is mutually beneficial
- Demonstrate your understanding of the dynamics of the company’s workplace
- Present data and research projecting what productivity would look like (Chapter 5 in Scott’s book)
- FlexJobs published 100 top companies with remote jobs in 2015
- Most job posting for remote work are written with women (not always) men in mind
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