Knowing What You Are Qualified For

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Are you looking to work from home, or are you more interested in working in person? Finding work and knowing what your are qualified for requires a thorough analysis of the position. This means understanding the various aspects that come with the job. One of the most important elements to this process is understanding very intricately what you are qualified to do. This can be an extensive survey of many aspects of both your own life and the various employers’ needs. The effort you put into your research will almost always pay off when it comes to finding the right fit. We would like to give you an idea of what should be on your mind as you begin the search. We will discuss both from home and in person positions, and the benefits of each.

Education and Experience

Reviewing your education is always helpful. Making sure that your are current with the core material and knowledge you were trained in can make a difference. Maintaining an understanding of your degree or certification is important for confirming your capabilities with your potential employer. This will show that you are capable of meeting the specific responsibilities of the position. Supplementary training may increase your aptitude in a field you desire to work in. This is especially true if the culture and mechanisms of that field are evolving. You may need to become familiar with work from home tools if you are working virtually. You also may need to learn how to operate new technology at the office or worksite. So knowing what has recently become standard in the practice can help make you the right fit for the role.

Always take your experience into account when considering a new job. Even if experience is not always required, you have the competitive advantage over other less qualified applicants. Similar to your education, you should reflect on your past experience in order to identify potential jobs. Are you considering a work from home position for the first time? Make sure that your experience is useful and translational to virtual work. This will mitigate inefficiencies with the still primitive work from home jobs, which are a frontier of difficult adaptation and nimble adjustment. Knowing whether you are qualified for remote work is important before applying for these jobs.


The Covid-19 pandemic brought about the rise of work from home positions over traditional in person jobs, and with that, the geographical element of searching for employment has become more complicated than it has ever been. If you are pursuing fully virtual work, you may be able to bypass the usually rather constraining bounds of traditional work. Take caution in this case, as you need to carefully analyze the details of the prospective job. A job may require that you are occasionally in person, so prepare yourself accordingly. Ensure that this position is not a part of a hybrid office model if you are living very far away from where you are planning to work.

If your sought-after position is in person, be sure to secure reliable transportation to your office or worksite. Fortify your professional reputation by adhering to your responsibilities. Show up on time to show integrity and good job performance. This may mean seeking employment with a reasonable commute. If you have transportation limitations, your office or worksite may need to be close to public transportation or a short walking commute to your home.

No Stone Unturned

Some jobs may have some unusual preferences or requirements that can be easily glossed over when considering the other qualities of the position. So not only is knowing what you are qualified for important, but knowing which jobs are up to your standards is important too. Pay attention to the smaller details of a job. Some will require a car and a valid license with occasional travel. Others may include inconvenient or nonnegotiable hours, for example. Make sure to scrutinize all of the details provided to you for a job in order to know exactly what to expect. This will help ensure that you can meet the expectations of your employer, who reasons that you are aware of and compliant with the conditions detailed in the position.


blueStone Staffing is a Certified Woman-Owned IT Staffing Company. We were founded in 2002. One of North America’s premier staffing firms, we assist mid-tier to Fortune 500 clients. We find talented candidates that can help complete your project on time and within budget. Our company is transforming the staffing industry. blueStone has excelled over the last 19 years, becoming the vendor of choice for many of the Fortune 1000 companies located in the United States. We hope to be the consultant that you trust your professional IT project needs to! We will surround you with meaningful attention. Our team creates long-term relationships with our clients, candidates, and associates. In brief, we help great people execute their vision. 


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