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'Most jobs' have an element of remote working

Published: Monday, 23 May 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

University-leavers looking for graduate vacancies should try to find a job that can accommodate an aspect of flexibility, as "most jobs" can be worked remotely, according to the Telework Association.

Peter Thomson, director of research at the organisation, said managerial doubts about the suitability of their employees' jobs for flexible working were "overplayed".

"I think part of the prejudice is a feeling that because it can't be done permanently from home, it can't be done from home at all, but a portion of most jobs, even hands-on jobs, can be done remotely," he said.

The growth of home-working stalled during the recent recession, according to the TUC's analysis of official figures to mark National Work from Home Day.

However, the latest batch of graduates will be one of the first to leave university as the economy is recovering. This means that many graduate vacancies could be advertised with an aspect of remote working.

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