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Ways Computers Have Changed Employment and Job Searching Part 2


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YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre remains closed for in-person programs in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  We will continue to provide remote services via email, telephone, and social media (Facebook).

We believe it is important to maintain your job search momentum. As such the Employment and Learning Centre will offer you daily job search advice and support that you can complete from home.

Today’s post is another post in the series….

#2 Telecommuting:

Telecommuting is when your place of employment is in one location, and where you physically do the job online in another, such as at home.

One of the benefits is that when it is a stormy or bitterly cold day outside, you do not have to leave the comfort of your own personal space. It also means that there is no footprint left behind from your commute, such as exhaust from your car or money for gas or public transportation. You also do not have to spend the time commuting. With telecommuting, one does not need to rush around due to transportation schedules, as one is already “at work.”

Here is the part that is more of a personal choice and work style. For some people, working from home is a boon in that there are fewer people to distract you, and with less external pressures, it is easier to work without interruption.

For others, it is the opposite: When at home, it can also be easier to be distracted by that pile of dishes that need washing, the dog that needs walking, or the cat that crawls on your lap while you are at the computer.

Here is another aspect of telecommuting: historically, it has been shown that people tend to work past the hours they would normally do so. For most, work starts at 9 AM and then you leave it all behind at 5 PM. But when you are working from home, people tend to turn on the computer when they wake and work past supper. People tend to want to finish projects if it’s an hour or two longer, though they don’t get paid for it.

Depending on your personality type, being an introvert or extrovert, telecommuting can be a great boon. It is, however, becoming more the norm.

Telecommuting can be an excellent way to get work done and get into a zone of production, and you could find yourself being more productive and efficient.

Your Employment and Learning staff are working remotely through email or over the telephone.  Should you have any questions about resumes, job interviews, job interview questions, how to prepare or how to answer those difficult questions, feel free to contact any of your Employment and Learning staff for support.  You can reach us at:

Stay motivated; stay healthy as you achieve your employment goals.

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