Love working from home? Here are 20 of the best jobs and careers for being remote

The coronavirus has forced — or, maybe inspired? — us to judiciously reconsider everything from where we live to what we value most in our homes. Amid shutdowns and evolving safety guidelines, businesses have swiftly adopted new business models, selling subscription boxes and going virtual to stay connected with customers during These Unprecedented Times. We’ve also become more thoughtful neighbors and enthusiastic cheerleaders of our local businesses.

As we all try to understand and embrace “a new normal,” many of us are pondering a career change. Millions of Americans have been laid off since the start of the pandemic, thrusting them into job searches for the first time in years. For others, it may be the momentum of change and the quest for self-fulfillment that’s leading them to consider new options. Also? Many of us have simply become accustomed to working from home and don’t want to return to

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Planning an education infrastructure for both in-person and at home learning

The pandemic forced school districts around the world to abruptly change how they provide educational services to students. Teachers who may have had rudimentary technology skills suddenly found themselves trying to conduct remote classes over Zoom, some with more success than others.

Now, as a new school year begins, teachers and school administrators likely must embrace a hybrid learning culture that incorporates technology in the design and delivery of courses. The goal must be to ensure different components work collaboratively to support a personalized approach to education that leverages flexibility and enables adaptive learning. And the underlying motivation should be to improve the learning experience for students.

It’s critical that school IT professionals make sure teachers and administrators know how to effectively integrate technology tools for a hybrid learning model. IT directors should work with educators on establishing a common language and common expectations for how the investments in technology

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Radial Hiring for 1,567 Seasonal Customer Care Jobs in Melbourne, Florida; Offering Work From Home Options for the Holidays

MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced its plan to bring on an additional 1,567 customer care workers in Melbourne, Florida to support unprecedented ecommerce demand this holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for addressing key customer issues that drive sales and satisfaction during the holiday season while communicating with customers across multiple channels such as phone, chat, and social media.

The pandemic has changed the way consumers shop, with many retailers experiencing an influx in online sales as the demand for ecommerce skyrockets. Consumer research reveals that 66% of shoppers plan to increase their online purchases this holiday season. As demand is expected to continue to soar throughout the holiday season, the need for customer care representatives is great. With over 4,000 dedicated customer care agents globally, Radial is well-positioned to

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Radial Hiring for 585 Seasonal Customer Care Jobs in Pueblo, Colorado; Offering Work From Home Options for the Holidays

Radial prioritizes safe working conditions with anticipated holiday ecommerce surge

PUEBLO, Colo., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced its plan to bring on an additional 585 customer care workers in Pueblo, Colorado to support unprecedented ecommerce demand this holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for addressing key customer issues that drive sales and satisfaction during the holiday season while communicating with customers across multiple channels such as phone, chat, and social media.

The pandemic has changed the way consumers shop, with many retailers experiencing an influx in online sales as the demand for ecommerce skyrockets. Consumer research reveals that 66% of shoppers plan to increase their online purchases this holiday season. As demand is expected to continue to soar throughout the holiday season, the need for customer care representatives is great. With over

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Family Fun: Library videos help students experiment with science at home

Science can be explosively fun – and messy.

That’s what Molly Moore is learning. Moore, an education and enrichment librarian for the Spokane County Library District, is creating weekly Science From Home videos hoping to help children and families engage in STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – activities at home while many students are working remotely this fall.

At 2 p.m. Monday, she’ll post her first video showing how to crack open a watermelon using rubber bands, “a great example of potential energy being converted to kinetic energy,” she said.

Videos will be posted each Monday through Dec. 14 to the library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Upcoming experiments will look at soil erosion, lunar craters and exothermic chemical reactions. That last one, often called elephant toothpaste, combines hydrogen peroxide, food coloring and yeast to create a foaming fountain. And, it made a big mess in Moore’s backyard.

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Working from home isn’t for everyone

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Working from home isn’t for everyone.

It can feel lonely. Motivation is sometimes hard to come by. Boundaries between work and home are nonexistent.

And can we talk about the endless distractions?

It’s going to be a while before many of us can return to the office. So I asked career experts for some solutions to common work-from-home problems that will make our remote lives a little easier.

  • You’re worried about your career: Now that almost everyone in your company is working from home, you might have more access to meetings and conversations that only higher-level executives used to attend. Ask to join those meetings. You can learn new information, meet new people and find new opportunities.
  • Motivation is lacking: Time can seem
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How Do I Find a Meaningful Job From Home?

In nearly every career field, there are three types of networks professionals can create and use. Within these three networks, you’ll have different kinds of connections. Some people will be in multiple networks, but most will only be in one.

Operational Network

Your operational network consists of the people within your company with whom you’ve built relationships to help you accomplish your tasks. An example would be the marketing department coordinating messaging with the social media team to make sure everyone stays on brand.

Strategic Network

In some respects, this network of people is similar to an operational network in that it consists of people who can help you get the job done. However, in your strategic network, you can include people outside of your control to help you accomplish your tasks. For example, if you work for a nonprofit and you’re throwing a fundraiser, your strategic network might include

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The 25 highest-paying jobs that you can do from home

  • Researchers from the University of Chicago studied which jobs can probably be done from home based on their work activities and responsibilities.
  • Many of the jobs that can be performed remotely typically earn more than those that can’t be.
  • We looked at which remote work jobs pay the most, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Psychiatrists earn an average of $220,430 per year, making that the highest-paying job that can likely be done from home.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Jobs that can typically be done from home bring in higher wages than those that can’t, according to a recent analysis of work-from-home occupations out of the University of Chicago. Of the occupations that can be done remotely, various manager positions are some of the highest earning.  

The report from researchers at the University of Chicago used job characteristics from the Department of Labor’s Occupational

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NEW CIVIL SERVICE JOBS ARE ‘WORK FROM HOME’

Civil servants are making a ‘mockery’ of Boris Johnson’s push to get staff back into the office by advertising ‘work from home only’ jobs, MPs said last night.

While Ministers have ordered officials to return to their desks, Whitehall departments are putting up recruitment adverts saying office work will not resume any time soon. MPs said this ‘deliberately undermines’ Government efforts to get Whitehall working.

The Ministry of Defence, the Department of Health, Public Health England and the Food Standards Agency are among those advertising work from home only jobs, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. One advert reads: ‘Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, you will initially be required to work from home with no travel required.’

Applications for the jobs close in mid or late September, suggesting Whitehall has plans to continue working from home for months.

Steve Baker, the Conservative MP, said: ‘What an extraordinary situation. Public

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Man charged with murdering Newark education advocate who was found dead in his home

A man was arrested Wednesday and charged with murdering a Newark education advocate in his home last month, authorities said.

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Joshua Wise, 28, of Newark, was charged with murder and weapons-related offenses in connection with the death of Johnnie Lattner, 55, of Newark, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday afternoon.

Lattner was found dead in his Mt. Pleasant Avenue home on Aug. 17 and while his death was originally considered suspicious, it was not ruled a homicide until an autopsy was performed, the office said.

An investigation was launched and Wise, who knew Lattner, was arrested Wednesday, officials said.

No other details were released Thursday, as the investigation into Lattner’s death remained active, the office said.

Lattner was the co-founder of PULSE (Parents Unified for Local School Education), a non-profit organization that was formed by parents as an advocacy group for students in Newark.

The group held

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