Are you 100% confident you have the work from home skills you need to land a remote job? Sure. But what about the tech essentials and equipment needed to actually do the job? Beyond that, what about keeping your remote career going strong despite roadblocks you might encounter—from attending a meeting from the carpool line to powering through your to-dos despite a cross-country move (which is always inevitable with military life!).
Before remote work and dispersed teams even existed, “telecommuting” was little more than a bold idea. In the late 1970s, the concept of teleworking was coined by former NASA Engineer Jack Nilles, who inspired the first-ever remote work experiment using a national insurance agency’s call center employees. Still, nearly 50 years later — and despite Nilles’ wildly successful experiment — only 7% of the American workforce worked from home more than half the time.
From the very beginning, my life has been a blend of cultures, raised on a geographic location along the international border, a blend of the United States and Mexico (Imperial Valley, CA). Immediately embraced by a blend of both American and Hispanic cultures, I was lucky to experience childhood in a city filled with multiracial representation, from Africans and Europeans to East and South Asians and Native Americans.
The military spouse career roadmap is full of twists and turns. And sometimes, you might find yourself on an extended pitstop — anticipated or not.
Did you know that, according to a 2020 survey, 80% of Americans intended to be more mindful about regular self-care practices after the pandemic?