This book “goes beyond the basics and…leaves no detail unmentioned when it comes to creating a successful telecommuting career,” says Gil Gordon, telecommuting pioneer and consultant, in this book's foreword. Regular telecommuting is becoming a way of life for many employees. If you’re not careful, however, telecommuting can leave you out of touch with your workplace and manager. This book recognizes telecommuting’s pitfalls and shows you how to avoid them. It advocates that you become not just a good telecommuter, but a power telecommuter who accomplishes more, communicates better, and stays effective and visible when virtual. Get expert guidance on all issues that telecommuters face. Here is a partial list of the many topics covered: --Avoid the top 10 telecommuting traps --Disarm telecommuting skeptics, including your boss and coworkers --Master technology without becoming a technology geek --What every home office needs—and doesn’t need --10 time management tips you can use today --Train yourself and your coworkers, boss, spouse, kids, pets, and neighbors --Develop your telecommuting credibility --Stay part of the team when working away --Do’s and don’ts for effective communication with technology tools --10 ways to stay on the corporate radar screen --Earn superior performance reviews --Signs that it’s time to visit the home office more often --Career path strategies that work for telecommuters --Tips for finding a telecommuting job --Worksheets for scheduling and reporting your work, organizing your home office, and assessing your accomplishments --Insight from industry pros on maintaining virtual relationships and handling the finer points of telecommuting --Web resources for home office products and services, telecommuting associations, and additional information “This book’s strength is in the countless tips, tricks, warnings, suggestions, and shortcuts that collectively mean the difference between being a telecommuter and thriving as a telecommuter,” writes Gil Gordon in the foreword. Telecommuting Success is ideal for those who are currently telecommuting--or would like to. It also helps managers see the telecommuting employee's point of view.
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