It’s becoming more and more common for companies to offer positions where employees work remotely.

If the idea of working from home has you dreaming of lazy mornings where you check email in your jammies, think again. Whether it’s a few days per month or full-time, there are many things to consider when a work from home scenario is presented.

Just in case your are offered this in your job search, we wanted to share a few things that we have seen ruin the perfect work from home situation:

Consult Family/Roommates

You’ll have to consider the circumstances in your home. Do you have a roommate that works from home? Or is your spouse the stay-at-home parent to the kids? Both of these do not make for peaceful work from home days. But if your place is a ghost town during the day, then by all means, set up that office space.

Do You Have a Dedicated Workspace?

Speaking of office space, do you have one? Sure, you may feel like lying in bed with the laptop, but in reality that’s going to get uncomfortable quickly. You’ll need a dedicated workspace with a desk, comfy chair, and (ideally) superfast wifi.

Create a Schedule

Are you the type that gets distracted easily? In order to work from home, it’s important to be self-disciplined. Our best tip is to create a schedule and stick to it. Try not to get sidetracked by the laundry pile in the corner or by your friends stopping by “because you are home”.

Are You Ready to be Lonely?

Remember when you worked in an office and you’d get up to get some coffee and you’d stop by Jane’s office and speak with her? Well, when you work from home it can get lonely. Sure, you can pick up the phone and call Jane, but it’s not the same. Be prepared to go long periods of time without having idle chitchat with a coworker.

For more information on finding the perfect job – whether it’s an office or work from home job – consider contacting a professional staffing agency. Are you in IT and looking for work in Dallas-Fort Worth? Maxsys Solutions is one of the area’s exceptional IT Staffing Agencies.

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