John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC
After a year of work-from-home arrangements, BV employers are beginning to hire people who will be remote on start date and never relocate to the HQ city. Why wouldn’t that be good news for you?
The more that you work from home, the more you acclimate to the rhythms of that different environment. If you have managed to adjust (and not everyone has) it can start to be a comfortable situation. So when an opportunity comes along to upgrade your skills and your paycheck, and do it working remote, it can be hard not to see the attraction.
The hidden danger has to do with how the arc of your career—and the growth of your paycheck—can be interrupted.
You don’t have to have worked in this profession very long to notice that the route to the top in both leadership and compensation requires evolving from a doer into a seller-doer. And the further you are removed from the “mother ship,” the less likely it is that you will receive the coaching and mentoring that most people need to complete that evolution.
Maybe you don’t see this as an issue but a reasonable trade-off. If you turn in this direction, do it with your eyes open. It will likely be an irreversible decision.
BVFLS professionals have more career options than ever. And that means they have to be more knowledgeable than ever about where those options can lead. We are the source for the perspective you need to make an informed choice. Reach out to us anytime.