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

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55. Stay on Track for Promotions (and Other Good Deals)

It's difficult to overemphasize the importance of visibility when you telecommute. Isolation and fear of being overlooked for promotion are two of the biggest fears telecommuters typically report, and probably for good reason. Avoiding isolation is somewhat within your control, and there are clearly steps you can take to deal with this (Tip 26). Staying on track for promotions (or job rotations) holds some different challenges but is also manageable with a concerted effort and commitment on your part.

Before fretting over the promotion you might not get, it's a good idea to be sure you really want it. What will it involve (greater responsibility, increased travel, supervision of others, ...

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