Summary of The Evolution of Work

Maximizing Virtual Work

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Discover how to approach your employer about telecommuting and what skills you must have to be successful as a virtual worker.


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This aspirational guide to getting the most out of virtual work provides a compelling vision of the jobs of the future by telling you how to create work that is a better fit for your lifestyle and values. Jocelyn Lincoln, vice president at the recruiting consultancy Kelly Services, explains the pros and cons of working remotely, and provides practical advice on how to get started. She also provides information on which industries and businesses already support telecommuting. getAbstract recommends her tips to anyone who wants or needs work to be more flexible.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to decide whether you should become a virtual worker,
  • Which companies already support telecommuting and
  • How to negotiate flexible working arrangements with your employer.


Workplaces are fast becoming more agile and connected. Today, the hiring process focuses on finding the right people, regardless of their location, and remote interviewing is becoming commonplace. Virtual and flexible working conditions are increasingly available, especially for highly-educated and ...
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About the Author

Jocelyn Lincoln is the vice president of Americas Recruiting CoE for Kelly Services.

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