October 29, 2020

The Benefits of Working from Home

In 2020, remote work is now more prevalent than ever. With all but essential businesses being remote for a portion of this year, it is now known that working remotely may be a lot more attainable than some had previously thought. Although, it can be a big change to switch over to this type of setting. Remote-specific jobs are more available than ever, and before you want to say no, consider some of these main benefits that come with a remote job:

Flexible Schedule

Working remote means you are often on your own time. You can take that quick break to regain your sanity by simply getting up from your desk, or you can eat lunch at 3:00 in the afternoon just because you want to. A more flexible environment makes way for less stress on you and some of those deadlines, and this leads to a better job done.

Custom Environment

Though you can customize your in-office desk, there are still some aspects that you may not be able to replicate from your office at home. Working remote means you can completely customize your desk AND what surrounds your desk. Want your desk to be right next for the refrigerator?  You can! Want to listen to music or a podcast out loud instead of on your headset? You can! You can do anything that you believe you need to do to perform your best.

More Time with Loved Ones

With working from home, you can catch up on that time you might have been missing during the days with your children. Balancing family and work is a challenge, and quality time with family may get put on the back burner. Remote work allows for more opportunities to be there for your children, including no commute. It allows you to be more present for your children, your pets, and/or whoever else needs your time and may not have been able to get it in the past.

Less Expenses

Eating out every day can be expensive, and you may be tempted to do so when in-office just so you can get out and take a break. By working from home, you can cut down on those costs by using those groceries that you have. You also can cut down on gas expenses due to no commute, and even those childcare expenses, as your early morning and late evening times where childcare was needed will be shortened. This gives you more money in your pocket, and more time with your child.

If you are considering a career move, remote or not, the award-winning recruiters at ThinkingAhead Executive Search want to help YOU find the perfect fit for your lifestyle and professional goals even in times of uncertainty. Check out our Vimeo channel as well to watch our video on How to Succeed in a Remote Interview. Connect with a ThinkingAhead recruiter today by visiting www.thinkingahead.com. We are here to help you.