AvantGuild: How To Convince A New Employer You Want To Work From Home

Let’s say you’ve noticed a great job or freelance gig but it’s based miles away. Can you still apply?
Yes and no, says our new AvantGuild article. You might be rejected right off the bat for not addressing in your cover letter that you’re relocatable (and asking in your cover letter to telecommute is also a bad idea), but sell the employer on your skills and you might just score a great work from home job.

The best time to bring up the idea of working from home is during the first interview, not the second or third–otherwise employers might feel they’d been led along. And it’s obviously important to be honest with yourself and that potential employer about whether you have the tools and discipline to get work done when you’re out of the office.

These and more tips available here for AG subscribers.

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