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Anne-Marie Rolfe's Posts

Preparing your clients to work from home

Do you have clients who have been asking you about work from home opportunities? If so here are some tips for preparing your clients to work from home. For each area, have a coaching conversation with your client, asking them to rate themselves on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being low and 10 being high. Self-discipline To be successful working from home you need self-discipline. Self-discipline is ... Read More »

Opportunities for Newcomers with Language Skills

Are you a career professional who works with Newcomers to Canada?  Or perhaps you are a Newcomer yourself.  If so, I want to share some innovative things that are happening that are increasing the demand for those with a solid native understanding of one language, able to translate it into another.  This trend is known as translation as a service. Hospitals are an example where live, simultaneous ... Read More »

Work is the boss, not the location

During my career I have worked in a variety of settings including small to medium offices and solo offices based out of my home. This experience has provided me with unique insights into the nature of both an office environment and a home based office. Given the nature of my work, there is a distinct advantage to the home office environment. Elements of your work are probably the same as mine. Let... Read More »

Why are flexible work arrangements becoming a movement?

All workers in the U.K. (not just parents and caregivers) have the right to request flexible work arrangements including start and end times or working from home as examples. This came into effect June 30, 2014. Once a worker has been with an employer for 26 weeks or more the employee has the right to make a statutory application that the employer must deal with in a reasonable manner.1 Why this c... Read More »

Don’t let fear of scams stop you from seeking out work from home opportunities.

One of the biggest comments I hear in talking to people about work from home opportunities is how afraid they are of the scams. That’s tragic! There are so many legitimate work from home opportunities out there just waiting for qualified, self-directed people that fear should not be a barrier to success. Let me start by asking you a question: how do you know if something is legitimate on the inter... Read More »

What is a work from home opportunity?

A quick search on the internet will lead you to a wide variety of terms associated with work from home opportunities. From the many definitions researched, here is the one that best captures the spirit of the movement. “Growing business practice in which an employee or entrepreneur works at home instead of in a company office. The development of personal computers (see microcomputer) has broadened... Read More »

From Compliance to Trust: the culture of virtual business

When Josh Zweig and Chad Davis set out to start their business they envisioned a new type of chartered accountant – client relationship that eschewed the traditional image of a C.A. in favour of an accessible, tech able, friendly accountant. Liveca.ca is the company they founded and is Canada’s first 100% paperless, online chartered accounting firm. The team at Liveca.ca work via Skype with ... Read More »

Weworkremotely.com: Legitimate Opportunities to Work from Home  

What kind of work is it? Weworkremotely.com is a job board dedicated to matching top talent to employers who are willing to hire regardless of location.  I’ve been tracking this board for the past 6 months and have found that they are posting opportunities that are interesting, well compensated and offer flexibility.     The job board is currently offering some very interesting positions... Read More »

Technical Sales: Legitimate Opportunities to Work from Home

Over the past several months I have noticed a sharp increase in the job posting for Technical Sales Representatives that are managing a territory out of their home office. What kind of work is it? Working with a virtual sales team and reporting to a sale manager or head office, the Technical Sales Representative is responsible for managing a sales territory. They bring with them their technical sk... Read More »

Medical Writing: Legitimate Work from Home Opportunity

What kind of work is it?  A Medical Writer is responsible for communicating all aspects of the work being done by the company to a variety of audiences. The ability to take highly scientific information and then translate that into something understandable by others is key. Imagine the challenge of taking the next drug to market and writing journal articles, educational materials, funding proposal... Read More »

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