One of the obvious benefits of working at home is that it doesn’t matter where your employing company is located. You have a worldwide market for your services.
Given that there are certain benefits to having international opportunities, why would you prefer to work for a local company?
There are several pluses to working locally even if you do the actual work from a desk right in your spare bedroom.
The first advantage is that it may be easier to land the job. You may already have personal connections with the hiring manager. Even if you don’t have an “in” right now, it may still be easier to set your sights on what you want and go after it.
The second advantage is that you may be more effective on the job. You have easier access to your supervisor and coworkers. You may be able to attend occasional staff meetings and trainings.
The third advantage is that you may be able to develop personal relationships with coworkers in your company. One downside to working out of your home is that it can be lonely. You can work in the same position for years without developing ties to others. If you are the type of person who relishes friendships, being local can facilitate meeting coworkers for lunch or happy hour. (more…)
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