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Hiring managers' advice for landing a work-from-home job

Cheapism Logo By Fred Topel of Cheapism | Slide 2 of 22: Before you proceed, make sure this is really what you want. Working from home takes a different skill set. "You have to take a personal inventory of your skills and level of independence to be successful," said Kristen Gilbert, president of Evolution Coaching. "Don't just frantically start applying to positions because they are remote. Look at the qualifications listed for each job. Will you have to go into the office for training, or appear once a week, twice a week …"Related: Working From Home: 25 Things You Don't Miss About Going to the Office

Decide If Working From Home Is the Best Move For You

Before you proceed, make sure this is really what you want. Working from home takes a different skill set. "You have to take a personal inventory of your skills and level of independence to be successful," said Kristen Gilbert, president of Evolution Coaching. "Don't just frantically start applying to positions because they are remote. Look at the qualifications listed for each job. Will you have to go into the office for training, or appear once a week, twice a week …"

Related: Working From Home: 25 Things You Don't Miss About Going to the Office

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