My latest scribbles: interview questions, telecommuting, and career happiness

I realize it’s been a while since I posted links to some of my work. Here’s what I’ve been up to at FlexJobs over the past couple months. Lots more to come in the next few weeks. Thanks for reading!

How to answer the question, “Why have you been unemployed for so long?”

  • The news is littered with stories of unemployed job seekers who can’t seem to find a new job. Some employers even admit to not considering a candidate if they are unemployed, opting for already-employed job seekers instead. While we abhor that kind of policy, it’s important for unemployed job seekers to understand how their unemployment might affect their job search, and how to handle — and prepare for — the dreaded question, “Why have you been unemployed for so long?” … read full article

Employees more satisfied at companies with flexible work schedules

  • Bain & Company, a global business consulting firm, recently released the results of their survey of 3,300 managers and professionals from around the world about work satisfaction. One of the questions asked was, “How likely are you to recommend your organization to a friend or a colleague?” No surprise to us, the folks surveyed who work for companies with a commitment to flexible scheduling and job options were much more likely to recommend their employers to friends and colleagues. … read full article

Top 3 telecommuting office must-haves

  • When making the transition from a traditional office to a home office, it’s important to make sure you have the right tools and gadgets to help you succeed. The most important tools are the ones that help you communicate with your coworkers, wherever they might be. Fast Company created a list of their favorite work-from-home tools for telecommuters and we’d like to share their ideas with you, along with our own tool tips. All of the telecommuting tools we’ve included are free! … read full article