42N Apartments are located 1.5 miles from the University of South Florida campus and offers all-inclusive rent that includes internet service for your new remote position.
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We are here to help you get started in the right way with the best practices for working at home from your apartment near USF. As with anything, there are many pros and cons to working from home, some people love it, and some may have a more challenging time finding how to make it work for them. Remote work is a great option to work and earn money that fits within your busy schedule while attending the University of South Florida.
PREPARE YOUR APARTMENT
As with any new job the first key to success is ensuring you have everything you need on the first day; this is no different for your new work from home position. Whether you will be working on a computer or telephone, you will want a designated space for your work. Perhaps you can add a desk in your USF apartment bedroom if you have roommates or if you live alone, maybe a spot in your living room or dining area will work well for you. Think of items you may need, including a phone, computer, internet, storage space, or office supplies. You may already have an all-inclusive apartment with internet, cable, and utilities, giving you a head start on this step.
Finding a routine that works for you between your new remote job and your class schedule at the University of South Florida is crucial to your success. If your work schedule is set in advance and you know what hours you need to work, it is easier to plan. If you have flexibility on the time you need to dedicate on your job we suggest you outline a sample routine in advance. That doesn't mean you can't adjust your routine as you go along and find what works best for you but a good schedule and routine are invaluable to your success while working from home and enables you to complete your work without any added stress.
GET READY FOR THE DAY
Working from home means no commute, so you may want to use some of your time in the morning that you save in commute time and workout instead. If your USF apartment has a fitness center, maybe a run-through the gym will help you wake up and get invigorated for the day, or perhaps a stroll along a nature trail around your apartment will get the juices flowing. Once you wake up and get motivated, many find it helpful to shower and dress for the day just as you would if you were going into an office so that you start the day with confidence and prepared to do a good job, even if it is from your apartment.
ROOMMATES & NEIGHBORS
It is probably a good idea to notify your roommates and neighbors that you will be starting a new work from home job and let them know your new schedule. If you have flexibility in your work schedule, you may decide to work when fewer people are home to avoid unnecessary distractions and disruptions. You may find your student apartment in Tampa is not conducive to working from home, and you may opt for another remote location to complete your tasks.
Some love working from home, and others find it to be isolating. Give yourself grace as you find what works best for you. If you are a social person, you will want to make sure you still find ways to connect with your coworkers or others near your apartment in the University of South Florida area. Walk with a roommate before work or hit the gym together, plan lunches with friends, or hang out around your apartment pool during breaks. Maybe others at your new job feel the same way, and you could schedule an office outing once a week. Working from home provides flexibility, and with these tips above, we hope you are successful in your new position.