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101 Tips for Telecommuters—Successfully Manage Your Work, Team, Technology and Family by Debra A. Dinnocenzo

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30. Take Responsibility for Developing New Skills and Managing Your Career

As a telecommuter, your skill development and career management may suffer if you do not champion your own cause. While the amount of money corporations spend on training and investing in their human capital generally is increasing, this seems to be concurrent with an increased emphasis on self-responsibility for skill development. Further, with the rate at which people are changing jobs, careers, and employers and are being caught in merger/acquisition situations, it's no longer wise to trust your professional development plans and career management to your “employer du jour.” Finally, the unique skills you require to successfully telecommute (Tip 1) may necessitate ...

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