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PayScale’s VIP Blog Roundup: 20 Surprising Work-From-Home Jobs

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When you think of work-from-home jobs, you probably think about customer service representatives or bloggers — jobs that can easily be done with just an internet connection and a laptop. But these days, technology has made it easier than ever for a whole host of occupations to give up office life and work at home.
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In this week’s roundup, we look at some of the telecommuting jobs you probably haven’t considered, plus things to do after you’ve landed a new job, and how to be happy — even when things aren’t going your way at work.

Sara Sutton Fell at LinkedIn: 20 Surprising Jobs That Redefine “Work From Home”

This list, curated by FlexJobs, offers a bunch of gigs that aren’t the usual work-from-home fare, including Medical Doctor, Court Interpreter, and E-Interior Designer.

“In creating this list of surprising work-from-home jobs, my team and I focused on the career fields that are less obviously-associated with remote jobs or those which have a general assumption that they simply cannot be done from an ‘off-site’ location,” writes Sutton Fell, the founder of FlexJobs. “Therefore, we didn’t include jobs in career fields like computer and IT, writing, or customer service because those fields are historically more associated with working from home.”

See if your job is on the list.

Thanks to advances in technology, a lot of previously office-bound jobs now have telecommuting options.Click To Tweet

Hannah Morgan at Career Sherpa: 7 Things To Do Even After You’ve Landed A Job

It’s normal to want to relax once you’ve landed a new job. But don’t let the dust settle on your CV; as Morgan reminds us, “yes, you will have to look for a job again.”

To make things easier the next time around, there a few things to do right after you’ve landed a new gig, to keep yourself current for the next adventure. For example, now’s a great time to join a professional association, or seek out a mentor. Lots more advice, here — all of it applicable, even if you absolutely love your new job.

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Lolly Daskal at Inc: How to Give Yourself Permission to Be Happy

If you’re unhappy with your job, your career, or just life in general, it might come down to giving yourself permission to be happy. That doesn’t mean ignoring your horrible boss or stagnant career track, but rather tweaking your perspective to allow yourself to chart a path toward something better.

For example, Daskal writes, you might need to give yourself permission to try new things:

If you are stuck in the same old routine and you’re looking for a way to shift, it starts with giving yourself permission to try something new. We are all so scared of doing anything we are not familiar with, and the last thing we want is to do something we might fail at. And it’s true, you may not excel–at first, anyway–but if you don’t try you’re cutting yourself off from things that can make you happy.

Find out what else might be standing between you and happiness, in this post.

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Jen Hubley Luckwaldt
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