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Pamela La Gioia has been researching and writing about remote work since the early 1990's. She is the Senior Career Specialist of RemoteWork Source, the leading provider of technical and professional remote career opportunities.

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What To Expect as a Virtual Call Center Agent

What To Expect as a Virtual Call Center Agent

  As a virtual contact center agent you must know more than how to answer a call. Some hiring companies tell you what to expect!   In Part One, Should You Work In a Virtual Call Center? you learned about some critical differences between working for in-house call centers and outsourced call centers. In this […]

October 9, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Should You Work In a Virtual Call Center?

Should You Work In a Virtual Call Center?

Companies around the world now use virtual call centers staffed with agents who work from home. [Part II: What To Expect As a Virtual Call Center Agent (And who’s hiring!)]   Every now and then I’ll meet people who tell me about a recent customer service call they made. I always get a kick out […]

October 8, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
May I see your job references?

May I see your job references?

  When it comes to gathering  job references, new graduates and those reentering the workforce can sometimes draw blanks.   You crafted the perfect resume and paired it with a cover letter tailored to the employer you want to work for. You’ve rehearsed clever answers to all those tricky interview questions like, “Why do you […]

October 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Your Social Media Habits and Your Job Search

Your Social Media Habits and Your Job Search

  Social media can be used for good and evil when it comes to job-seeking.   You may have spent hours making sure you are using just the right action verbs in your resume, and crafted the perfect cover letter to catch the attention of your future employer, but if you haven’t spent the time […]

September 22, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Are Home Based Medical Billing Jobs Legit?

Are Home Based Medical Billing Jobs Legit?

You see ads everywhere for home based medical billing specialists. Are they real? Is a physician going to hire someone to perform one of the most important functions to their practice and allow them to work from home unsupervised?   The medical billing specialist is responsible for submitting claims and creating patient statements – the […]

September 21, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
Can’t You See I’m Working?

Can’t You See I’m Working?

  Is dealing with distractions keeping you from performing your best while telecommuting? Follow these tips on setting boundaries that work!   For many parents, telecommuting may seem like the answer to your prayers. You want to have more time with your kids and greater flexibility, so you take the leap, install a second phone […]

September 14, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
10 Tips for Working in a Virtual Office

10 Tips for Working in a Virtual Office

Working in a virtual office has it’s pros and cons. To help you succeed,  make sure you manage your time well, maintain a professional online presence, and get in some face time with real people.   For over ten years I’ve been running my business, and dealing with up to 10 staff members and numerous […]

September 14, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Employers: Working with Remote Employees

Employers: Working with Remote Employees

  Flexibility on the job is a top priority for many job seekers, so more and more companies are offering remote work options to attract desirable applicants. It’s a sad but true fact that once companies have recruited and on-boarded remote employees, out-of-site soon becomes out-of-mind. The burden is on teleworkers to be visible as […]

September 2, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Remote Working: Myths and Facts

Remote Working: Myths and Facts

Images abound of remote workers working on beaches or in their pajamas. Most of these are inaccurate images of how telecommuters really work. Here are some of the most common myths–and facts–about remote workers.   Myth: Teleworkers work in pajamas Fact:  Just like their onsite counterparts, remote workers have a destination. That destination may be […]

August 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
6 Artsy Companies for Work from Home Creatives

6 Artsy Companies for Work from Home Creatives

  Whether you dream of becoming the next Picasso or you simply enjoy viewing others’ art, you don’t have to commute to a big city to do what you love. Here are some well-established artsy companies that pay folks just like you to do what you love, all from the comfort of your own home. […]

August 25, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More