Recent research indicates that hiring managers at companies prefer candidates with corporate experience to those who have worked for themselves.
The words "workplace" and "office" don't conjure up simple imagery quite the way they used to. Some people work for startups that grow and change faster than employees can adjust. Other folks are freelancers or work from home for their companies. Still others are working full-time while also pursuing degrees, and trying to find a way to make it all work. No matter the case, the office life of today is very different than it used to be. And, no matter which work situation you find yourself in, that particular environment has its benefits and its drawbacks. Let's take a closer look at a few of the nontraditional employment situations available to today's workers. There may be more to these arrangements than meets the eye.
Working from home comes with its rewards and its challenges. Having more flexibility and control over your life and schedule is a pretty nice perk, but many work-from-home folks find that they miss the camaraderie and socialization of office life – at least, from time to time.
Working from home as a freelancer can go one of two ways -- you find yourself wasting hours in front of the TV, running errands or other distractions that take over your productivity, or you find that you are more productive than ever. More likely than not, you'll have to go through the first option to get to the latter. If you are a freelancer who works from home, here are a few tips to make your days as productive as possible.