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Friday
Mar012013

Jobs for Veterans: Working at Home, cont'd.

Today we're following up on yesterday's topic: work environments. We learned yesterday that productivity is found at home, but the WSJ says that working from home may be a "dead end." Watch the video for their take on the topic.

Thursday
Feb282013

Military to Civilian Transition: How Where You Work Changes How You Perform

The adjustment from the military workplace to the private sector office is one of the significant adjustments that veterans have to make during their military to civilian career changes. This adjustment neither simple or well-mapped in today's world, because today's workplace can be an office building with cubicles, a conference room with collaborative team environments or a home office.

With so many different potential work environments, we think it's worth reviewing them every once in a while, and today we've decided to share a great artice that points out what type of work is best done at home and at the office.

Are you a creative person? Do you routinely develop new solutions to problems or work on developing new systems, for instance? If so, you should expect to work in an office, according to The New York Times. Are you a real workhorse? Do you thrive when you're able to sit down with a task, work though it diligently for hours at a time and product copious amounts of work? If so, you could expect to be able to work from home. Why, you may ask? The reason is because corporations have spent time and money evaluating their various work arraignments - work from home, flexible home or office, and office-only scenarios, and have found which types of work are best done is which environments.

Creativity seems to require an office, where collaborators are there to evaluate ideas and grow concepts or designs. Productivity seems to be found at home, where interruptions are fewer and the employee can work in greater comfort and autonomy. Of course few jobs are all creativity or all productivity, which means the vast majority require a bit of both. Which probably explains why a large portion of Americans report working some time at home and some time at the office each week.

So, what's a takeaway from the article? There are many, but here's an easy one: If you're going into an interview it's a good idea to compare the type of work the job requires work with the work-location options the employer makes available. And, now that you know where productivity and creativity are most likely to be found, don't make the mistake of asserting that you're a creative person who works best at home, they have probably just read an article that says the opposite!

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